Monday, August 08, 2016

Mae West: Picture People

On Wednesday, 8 August 1934, MAE WEST was seen by her British fans.
• • 'More Picture People' — — National Programme Daventry, 8 August 1934 • •
• • This was a "2nd Variety Programme taken from the Sound Track of Recent Film Successes" and it featured these stars: Mae West, Greta Garbo, Bing Crosby, Katharine Hepburn,   Grace Moore, Paul Robeson, Sophie Tucker, Wallace Beery, Norma Sheare, Florence Desmond, and many others.
• • Devised and Introduced by Claayton Hutton with the Co-operation of Gaumont British Picture Corporation, Ltd.
• • On Friday, 8 August 1913 in Variety • •
• • Mae West was trying her best at Hammerstein's Victoria in early August 1913.  Though most of the reporters ignored the 19-year-old's attempts to woo the crowd and did not even mention her name in their reviews, at least Daily Variety's columnist Joshua Lowe [whose critique was published on 8 August 1913] noticed how hard she was working. "Mae West sang loud enough to be distinctly heard in the rear," wrote Joshua Lowe.
• • August 1956 in Hush-Hush Magazine • •
• • Hush-Hush Magazine (Vol. 2, No. 8, August 1956 issue) contained the article "Show Biz Buzzer: Mae West versus Marilyn Monroe."
• • Save the Date: Wednesday, 17 August 2016 • •
• • Mae West: New Yorker, Vaudevillian, Upstart, and Jailbird — — a Birthday Celebration! • •
• • Link: Mae West event on August 17, 2016
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Dayton Lummis remained a regional actor until his Broadway bow in 1943 opposite Mae West in "Catherine Was Great," where he was cast in the role of Chechkofski.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "My advice for Marilyn Monroe was:  Forget about the men; win over the ladies. The men won't forget you, anyway — — not the way you walk." 
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An article about legit theatres in London mentioned Mae West.
• • Where wrote:  Hollywood stars in the West End are nothing new.  Mae West and James Stewart started the trend at the Prince of Wales theatre in the early 1940s. ...
• • Source: Article in Where London; published August 2008  
• • 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 3,500 blog posts. Wow! 
• • By the Numbers • • 
• • The Mae West Blog was started twelve years ago in July 2004.
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