Motion Picture wrote: MAE WEST looks like the only serious rival that jig-saw puzzles have yet had. When "She Done Him Wrong" opened on Broadway, with Mae in person on the same program, New Yorkers left home en masse to see her; the whole show had to be held over. Reporters (who dug up the amazing information that she was born on August 17, 1900 [sic]) rushed to interview her — — to find out what she thought about Hollywood.
• • Mae told them that Peter, the Hermit, a 70-year-old recluse, was "the only man out there that interested me." She confessed that she was surprised to be robbed of her jewels there, and surprised Hollywood by neither drinking nor smoking.
• • And what about women wearing trousers? "They don't have any shame! You'll never catch me in pants. I take that fashion as a personal insult!"
• • Source: Item in Motion Picture; issue dated for April 1933.
• • On Sunday, 2 May 1982 • •
• • In the United States the bio-pic "Mae West" was shown on TV on Sunday, 2 May 1982. Actress Ann Jillian was cast in the title role. To announce this, Chicago TV Week Magazine put a beautiful photo of Mae on their cover; this issue was dated for May 2nd, too.
• • On Sunday, 2 May 1982 • •
• • Covering the Mae West bio-pic for The N.Y. Times, John J. O'Connor wrote: If nothing else, television biographies are remarkable for their sheer variety. ... The viewer is advised at the outset that the script, written by E. Arthur Kean, is ''based on events in the life of the legendary Mae West.'' Legend, of course, doesn't necessarily have anything to do with truth. In this case, certain autobiographical facts are embellished with several of Miss West's more famous comments about life and sex (''When I'm good, I'm very good; when I'm bad, I'm better''), some of them taken out of their original performance context and delivered as passing conversation. . . . Her detractors, however, are offered a measure of comfort in the depiction of her private love life as a mess. The wicked, presumably, will still be punished. . .
• • On 2 May 2011 in People Magazine • •
• • Mae West appeared in People Magazine in their issue dated for 2 May 2011.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Billy Sunday, the evangelist, told Mae West that if she ever quit acting she would be a sensation in the pulpit.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "I think Dior looks good on Dior."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A syndicated news snip mentioned Mae West.
• • "Mae’s Marriage Worries Broadway" [United Press] • •
• • New York, April 22 — — Whether Mae West is married to Frank Wallace, or “never heard of the guy,” puzzled Broadway today. A former press agent who prefers to keep his identity concealed, snorted: “Mae’s been married, and everybody knows it.”
• • Jack Linder, who staged “Diamond Lil” for Mae West in 1928, said that Frank Wallace died about two years ago after a serious operation. . . .
• • Source: Item rpt in Healdsburg Tribune (California); published on Monday, 22 April 1935
• • The Mae West Blog celebrates its 11th anniversary • •
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• • By the Numbers • •
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