MAE WEST crossed paths with Clark Gable numerous times. She even testified on his behalf when a British woman appeared, saying Gable (working as a tutor under a different name) had fathered her daughter.
• • In 1936, a trade publication announced: Clark Gable and Mae West are not included in the “Who’s Who,” the American publication issued early, which lists what it considers are the important people of the United States. Clark and Mae have millions of admirers but they still are unable to be mentioned in the pages of this noted book.
• • It is good news to learn that Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Janet Gaynor, and Nelson Eddy all figure in the precious volume.
• • On Saturday, 25 May 1912 • •
• • "Mae West — Songs" • •
• • When Mae West made her solo debut at Hammerstein's, the act was eleven minutes of dances and songs that were delivered in a Bert Williams like manner — — talking her way through. Mae selected "Parisienne," "Dancing-Prancing," and "Rap, Rap, Rap." Her closing number was a sultry cooch.
• • Reviewing this variety artist in their issue dated Saturday, 25 May 1912, The New York Clipper felt that a number of well-placed comrades in the audience were there, helping her along.
• • In their edition dated for Saturday, 25 May 1912, Variety's critic called her a "freak." In their opinion, Mae's presentation lacked "that touch of class that is becoming requisite nowadays for first-class houses."
• • On Wednesday, 25 May 1927 in Variety • •
• • Apparently, Texas Guinan was having difficulties with the Shuberts over her show "Padlocks of 1927." When Variety printed an item on 25 May 1927 noting that "Mae West is being readied to jump in," their intention was probably meant to pinch some sense into the speakeasy hostess, who regularly paid for ads to promote her night spots in The New Yorker and whose spectacles attracted people from The Algonquin Round Table, an audience quite far from the circle of Mae West admirers.
• • On Monday, 25 May 1936 • •
• • Sydney, Sunday — — Australians will not be permitted to view Mae West's latest picture, 'Klondyke Annie,' as the Federal film censorship has placed a ban on it, explained Brisbane's Courier-Mail in an article printed on Monday, 25 May 1936.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Miss West, publicised as the "girl with the 50,000 dollars treasure chest," now holds a policy for that amount from Lloyds of London.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: “ I wrote the story myself. It's all about a girl who lost her reputation but never missed it.”
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A newspaper mentioned Mae West.
• • Wax Figures Startling in Likeness • •
• • May Mann wrote: Clara Bow, with flaming tresses when she was the famous "It" girl; Mae West, when she first came out from New York to seek a movie career; . . .
• • Source: Article by May Mann for The Deseret News; published on Saturday, 28 November 1936
• • The Mae West Blog celebrates its 11th anniversary • •
• • Thank
you for reading, sending questions, and posting comments during these
past eleven years. The other day we entertained 3,497 visitors. And we
reached a milestone recently when we completed 3,400 blog posts. Wow!
• • By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started eleven years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 3449th
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