MAE WEST will be brought back to the stage during two cabaret performances in Sydney, Australia this weekend. Plan ahead.
• • "Don’t Bother To Knock" is ‘hosted’ by Helen Dallimore, who then transforms into the four platinum pioneers who went before her — — Mae West, Marilyn Monroe, Dolly Parton and Madonna. Utilising little more than blonde wigs, a microphone and a little complimentary lighting — — Miss Dallimore makes these blazing, brazen blondes come alive on stage. Featuring a host of each star’s iconic songs (as well as a few surprises), "Don’t Bother to Knock" gives the audience a fresh appreciation of what made these women genuine trail-blazers.
• • When: On Saturday, 18 June 2016 from 9pm to 11pm and again on Sunday 19 June 2016 from 8pm to 10pm.
• • Where: Hayes Theatre Co., 19 Greenknowe Avenue, Potts Point, Sydney, Australia
• • Tell them you heard about her show on The Mae West Blog.
• • On Thursday, 16 June 1932 • •
• • It was Thursday, 16 June 1932 when Mae West pulled into Pasadena, California on The Chief. She was unimpressed by the motion picture landscape she surveyed from the train station. "I'm a big girl from a big town," Mae told Los Angeles reporters, "coming to a little town."
• • On Saturday, 16 June 1934 • •
• • A featured article "Come Up and Meet Mae West" by Frank Condon appeared in Collier's Magazine, in their issue dated for Saturday, 16 June 1934. Mae's recent robbery was described. And the actress explained why she did not like "Belle of the Nineties." She said, "Too much of me in it. The story just didn't turn out right."
• • On Saturday, 16 June 1951 • •
• • Referring to a former cast member Sarah Allen, who was suing her, Mae West said: "It takes more than platinum blonde hair and shapely hips to be like Mae West."
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • No exhibitionist off the set, Mae West checks her calculated mannerisms and hippy strut at the studio.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A Hollywood columnist mentioned Mae West.
• • Louella Parsons wrote: Word from New York City is that Mae West has gone in hot and heavy for seances and she came up with a priceless crack. Says Mae, "People in the next world are so much nicer to me than people in this world." ...
• • Source: Item from "Hollywood by Louella Parsons," a syndicated column; published on Friday, 12 January 1945
• • Image: Hollywood movie star Mae West arrives in New York City by train at Grand Central Station in 1944
• • 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 3465th
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career of Mae West, herself an American original.
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• • Photo: • • Mae West • • in 1944 • •
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