They came up to see MAE WEST on her birthday, on Wednesday, 17 August 2016 in her hometown. The event was held at a building Mae was actually in, in 1927, when it was the Third Judicial Complex — — currently, the stately landmarked Jefferson Market Library on Sixth Avenue. (No one from Greenwich Village ever calls the thoroughfare anything else except Sixth Avenue.)
• • And two lucky winners went home with Mae.
• • Event organizer LindaAnn Loschiavo picked two raffle tickets; here are the results.
• • Chelsea resident GAIL SIEGEL is holding her prize, Diamond Lil, sketched by Irving Hoffman in 1928 when Mae was onstage with her Bowery drama at the Royale Theatre on Broadway.
• • Village resident CLARE SAVIOLA displays her new keepsake, a reprint of a rare lobby card from "Night After Night" (1932).
• • Congratulations to the lucky winners. Mae West will be in good company.
• • Thank you to Jefferson Market Library and to all of our wonderful attendees who certainly filled the room (and stayed 'til the end).
• • On Sunday, 19 August 1934 • •
• • Motion Picture Daily published this picture preview on Sunday, 19 August 1934.
• • Hollywood, 19 August 1934 — With shock-proof punches but with haymakers nevertheless, Mae West uncorks a flashy, melodramatic entertainment of the Nineties, trippingly gay and gaudy for the most part but lingering in spots.
• • As with all the Mae West films, her showmanship personality dominates the scene. Her story assembles herself as the American Beauty, a headline actress; Prizefighter Roger Pryor, Villainous Promoter John Miljan and his girl friend, Katherine de Mille, sets them in pleasure-loving New Orleans and lets music, gambling, stolen jewels and prizefight knockout drops work its dire drama, making it clear at the same time that no man outsmarts Mae and gets away with it. ...
• • Source: Article: "Hollywood Preview: "Belle of the Nineties'' by Paramount written by Motion Picture Daily; printed on Sunday, 19 August 1934.
• • On Saturday, 19 August 1939 • •
• • It is rather difficult to see what Miss West or her advisers could detect in the famous Russian Empress which made her suitable for a Western impersonation. It is true that she was no angel and had a habit of inviting her male favorite for the time being "to come up and see her sometime." Any how, whatever the attraction or illusion may have been, Miss West seems to have abandoned the project. ...
• • Source: Article: "News of Mae West" rpt in The Advertiser (Adelaide); published on Saturday, 19 August 1939.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Miss West made her return to Broadway, after ten years, in her own play, "Catherine Was Great."
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "Muscles, big or small men — — men, men, I love them all."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An Australian paper mentioned Mae West.
• • "Mae West Becomes a Convert!" • •
• • Mae West is all for moral rearmament and is ready to join the Oxford Group. It would be a good thing for W. C. Fields, she told Dr. Frank Buchman, leader of the Moral Rearmament Movement, today.
• • Miss West and Dr. Buchman had quite a tete-a-tete in her apartment. "It's a wonderful work," she said of the movement. ...
• • Source: Article rpt in The Mail (Adelaide); published on Saturday, 19 August 1939
• • 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. You are reading the 3512th
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