Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Mae West: Parramatta Fans

The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate wrote about their Hollywood idol MAE WEST in December.
• • On Monday, 4 December 1933, the Australian paper wrote:   Mae West will take Parramatta picture fans by storm when she appears at the Roxy Theatre this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in the Paramount picture, "She Done Him Wrong." In this picture with Miss West is Cary Grant and many other celebrated artists. Sylvia Sidney and Cary Grant head a huge cast of players in "Madame Butterfly," to be shown in conjunction with Miss West's picture.
• • On Monday, 20 December 1926 • •
• • It was on Monday, 20 December 1926 that the controversial tabloid Evening Graphic printed a publicity picture of Mae West onstage, costumed as Margy LaMont, actor Barry O'Neill sprawled out in a chair, under her. In her 1926 Broadway play, Mae wanted to depict a woman who has power over her men, a novel idea at the time for theatrical dramas.
• • That was a daring fringed costume and a cheeky "spread eagle" pose for 1926. Ooo-la-la, Mae!
• • On Monday, 20 December 1937 • •
• • On Monday, 20 December 1937, The Hollywood Reporter heaped praise on Mae West and "Every Day's a Holiday," writing that the motion picture was "sumptuous in atmosphere and setting." They continued: "Mae is Mae as always, sartorially magnificent in the stunning wardrobe designed for her by Schiaparelli."
• • And she wore it well, let's not forget.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • The screen's most dynamic personality, Mae West, will again delight picture-goers.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "The idea for 'Every Day's a Holiday' came to me in 56 seconds."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A paper in California mentioned Mae West.
• • For a program featuring Mae West, with a supporting cast of attractive chorines; for a midnight lunch of shrimp salad, potato salad, sandwiches, cake, candy, and coffee; and for the privilege of dancing to Howard Hews' radio featured orchestra, Ed and Ned will pay an admission fee of only 50 cents each.  . . .
• • Source: Item in The Pony Express; published on Wednesday, 19 December 1934
• • The Mae West Blog celebrates its 12th 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 3,500 blog posts. Wow! 
• • By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started ten years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 3599th
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.

• • Come up and see Mae every day online: http://MaeWest.blogspot.com/


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• • Mae West • in 1937

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