Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Mae West: In Glasgow

In 1947 MAE WEST arrived in Glasgow. Let's embrace the moment all over again.
• • Mae West in Glasgow: • •
• • Star really was a diamond girl just like in the films • •
• • The celebrity reporter for Herald Scotland Ken Smith wrote:  She really does look every inch a star as Mae West soaks up the adulation of cheering fans as she strolls from the London train to the Central Hotel in Glasgow in 1947. She has arrived to oversee the production of her play "Diamond Lil" at the Alhambra Theatre.  With her, looking a bit surprised at the fuss, is former world welterweight boxing champion Ted "Kid" Lewis, as well as various shady characters in hats, dodgy ties and eye-catching moustaches.
• • Ken Smith continued:  What I like about stars in those days is that they can sashay along knowing that someone somewhere will collect the luggage and that it will be delivered to their room without them having to give it a second thought.  . . .
• • Source: Excerpt from an article posted in The Herald Scotland; published on Monday, 20 June 2016.
• • On Saturday, 6 July 1935 • •
• • "Off to the Theatre" • •
• • In the Urbana Evening Courier, Beverly Bryant wrote:  Mae West is back again in "Goin' to Town," which comes to the Princess Theatre Sunday for three days.  Mae is at her voluptuous best. The plot concerns the story of a cow-town dance hall girl who wins a bunch of oil wells when her fiance dies.  . . .
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• •  Impressed by Louis Armstrong, Mae asked him to participate in "Every Day's a Holiday" [1937].
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "Husbands are all right in their place."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • The Talking Pictures TV Schedule mentioned Mae West.
• • "Sextette" [1978] — Musical comedy starring Mae West, Timothy Dalton, Ringo Starr and Tony Curtis. 
• • Based on her Broadway hit, 87-year-old Mae West plays Marlo Manners, a movie star who has just married her sixth husband on Sunday, 3 July 2016 at 00:30
• • Source: Item in TPTV Schedule for June 27th to July 3rd 2016 
• • Image: Marlo Manners with her lordship, 1978  
• • Note: "Sextette" was released by Crown International Pictures in 1978 and this would be Mae's fond farewell to her film fans  
• • The Mae West Blog celebrates its 12th anniversary • •
• • Thank you for reading, sending questions, and posting comments during these past twelve 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 twelve years ago in July 2004.
You are reading the 3480th 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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