Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Mae West: Olympia Audience

On Monday, 8 June 1936, Australian fans of MAE WEST were reading this item in the papers.
• • "Mae West Enters Society" • •
• • In "Now I'm a Lady," which delighted the Olympia audience on Saturday night and which will conclude its showing to-night, Mae West has gone modern, and In this picture becomes a  socialite with countless admirers among the blue-bloods. She's a new type of  personality, with a new drawing room sparkle In her diamonds, but the same old fascinating sparkle in her eyes. It's  worth the price of admission to hear Mae sing grand opera, let alone such hits as "Now I'm a Lady" and "He's a Bad Man."
• • Source: Item from  The Northern Miner; published on Monday, 8 June 1936. 
• • Woody Eney, Happy Birthday • •
• • Woody Eney appeared in a TV bio-pic about Mae West.
• • Born in Canberra, Australia during early June — — on Tuesday, 8 June 1937 — — Woody Eney was cast in the role of Warden Schleth in the small screen biography "Mae West" [1982] when he was 45 years old. In that docu-drama, Ann Jillian portrayed Mae West, who had died two years before the script was written.
• • The Mae West Blog wishes "Warden" Woody Eney a very happy birthday today!
• • In June 1936 • •
• • It was the June 1936 issue of Real Screen Fun, with the editor's choice of a most peculiar cover painting: a bikini clad gal on her knees with a puppet's body around her neck. Huh? Mae West had a more dignified photo of herself inside this odd and short-lived publication.
• • On Friday, 8 June 1979 • •
• • The date was 8 June 1979. Vincent Canby, then the film critic of The New York Times, pursed his lips and gave "Sextette" starring Mae West a sound spanking. Another article in the paper was "Mae West, 87, Does an Encore:Trying for 6th Marriage."
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • The pier dates back to 1898 but suffered severe storm damage in 1904 and devastating fires in 1969 and 1982 which destroyed the remainder of the original structure. At one time the pier showcased stars of the calibre of Charlie Chaplin, Benny Goodman, Mae West, and Frank Sinatra.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: She who laughs, lasts.
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A New Zealand site mentioned Mae West.
• • "Go West Young Man" starring Mae West . . . is the main feature at the Plaza Theatre. . . .
• • Source: Item from The Press (Christchurch, N.Z.); published on Tuesday, 8 June 1937
• • 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 3459th 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 1936

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