Friday, June 10, 2016

Mae West: Video Viewers

MAE WEST was always discussing new ideas with broadcast executives. For one reason or another, some of these plans failed to materialize. Here's a fascinating forecast that, unfortunately, never came to fruition.
• • In 1958, Dorothy Kilgallen "The Voice of Broadway" wrote this: Mae West, that eminent psychologist, is about to do a series titled "Mae West Tells All About Love," in which the star of stage and screen will answer letters from video viewers with problems of the heart.
• • On  Saturday, 10 June 1911 • •
• • On Saturday, 10 June 1911, it was clear that Mae West had impressed the New York critics when she appeared in "A Florida Enchantment," a two act comedy staged at Columbia Theatre. 
• • On Sunday, 10 June 2001 in The Hartford Courant • •
• • You can give your book a Mae-West-copycat-title but will it find favor with critics or the public?  Book critic M.A. Turner did not think much of "Come Up and See Me Sometime," describing it as "A Flat Addition To Tedious Single-girl Subgenre" on Sunday, 10 June 2001 in The Hartford Courant.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • The narrative in her latest motion picture is a plot that Miss West has often favored, and it freely reprises a lot of lines from earlier pictures.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "This was not the first time two men had fought over me.  No.  But not in public like this. I prefer doing things behind closed doors." 
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A celebrity columnist mentioned Mae West.
• • Earl Wilson wrote:  Mae West, who was Charles Collingwood's first guest on Person to Person, until the network cancelled it, asked him before the taping how her gown looked, "It looks chaste, simple and enormously becoming,” said Collingwood. Mae wiggled a hip and demanded, "Whaddya mean — — ENORMOUSLY?”
• • Source:  Item from Earl Wilson's syndicated column; published on Tuesday, 20 October 1959
• • 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 3461st 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 1959

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