Thursday, June 02, 2016

Mae West: Mutual Welfare

On Sunday, 2 June 1940 the California fans of MAE WEST were happy to read that her latest picture had come to their local movie house.
• • "It's Mae Day!" • •
• • It's the lafftime of a lifetime! The Belle of the Badlands and the rarin' Romeo at their inimitable best. Mae West and W. C. Fields in "My Little Chickadee." Mae and W. C. go to town in this side-splitting, laugh-provoking rare bit of entertainment starting at the Studio Theatre on Sunday, June 2nd.  Joseph Calleia and Dick Foran ably assist Mae West and W. C. Fields. The companion picture is the season's three star comedy hit "Too Many Husbands" . . .
• • Source: Item in The San Bernardino County Sun; published on Sunday, 2 June 1940.
• • On Friday, 2 June 1916 in Variety • •
• • On 2 June 1916, Variety printed a list of names who had volunteered to go to jail — — as guests of the Mutual Welfare League — — to entertain the inmates of Sing-Sing on Decoration Day. Mae West, age 22, was in that number.
• • Sources have said this is the occasion when she met Owney Madden.
• • On Thursday, 2 June 1994 • •
• • This auction was in NYC on Thursday, 2 June 1994, organized by Christie's.
• • Lot Description: A Mae West Brooch (2 inches X 2 inches) — — A circular multi-colored rhinestone brooch belonging to actress Mae West. The open filigree brooch is bordered in the center with hand painted floral trim. A letter of authenticity accompanied the pin.  The buyer paid $368.    
• • Lot Description:  A Mae West hat from "I'm No Angel" [1933] — — A lavender and white hat, 24 inches tall, worn by Mae West in her role as a carnival dancer who gets off a murder charge; the net and straw weave hat is ornately trimmed with large feathers and maribou plumes, embellished with strips of sequins and paillettes.  
• • The buyer paid $483.     
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Mae West wore pants on June 2nd, 1943.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  “I do all my writing in bed; everybody knows I do my best work there.” 
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • The Daily mentioned Mae West.
• • Cost of Freedom — — Recap of Saturday, June 2 • •
• • Cody Willard: My first boss on Wall Street was a 73 year old Hungarian who had been on the Street 30 or 40 years. He used to quote Mae West… "Too much of a great thing can be wonderful."
• • Source: Item on FOX News; posted on Saturday, 2  June 2007
• • 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 3455th blog post. Unlike many blogs, which draw upon reprinted content from a newspaper or a magazine and/ or summaries, links, or photos, the mainstay of this blog is its fresh material focused on the life and career of Mae West, herself an American original.

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• • Mae West • in 1933

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