Monday, January 02, 2017

Mae West: Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour Advocate, an Australian weekly, was all excited about MAE WEST on  Friday, 4 January 1935.  The paper wrote this:  Who hasn't heard of Mae West?  She is probably the best known actress in talking pictures to-day, and will be seen for the first time at Coffs Harbour to-morrow and Monday nights. So you can "Come up and see her." The title of the picture is "I'm No Angel," and in it you will see Mae just as you have pictured her.  You will enjoy her songs. The main support is called "Springtime for Henry," and it also has a strong cast.
• • On Tuesday, 2 January 1934 in Chicago • •
• • On 2 January 1934, when Mae's sister Beverly applied for a marriage license in Chicago, it was hoped that her second Russian-born husband would be a better companion than her ex-husband Sergei Treshatny. The groom Vladimir Baikoff made Beverly's acquaintance when both were booked on a radio program. Beverly was doing her famous Mae West impersonation for a broadcast — — and Vlad was eager to conjugate some sultry Slavic verbs with her in private, after the show.
• • On her marriage license, Beverly gave her age as 27, meaning that she had been born in 1907. This was consistent with Mae's calculations; in 1934, Mae was giving her birthyear as 1900 and the siblings were seven years apart.
• • On Wednesday, 2 January 1980 in Huntington, NY • •
• • On 2 January 1980, Long Island movie-goers got to enjoy "I'm No Angel" [1933] starring Mae West on Wednesday evening at 7:45 and 10:15 pm at New Community Cinema, 423 Park Avenue, Huntington, NY. Admission price was $3.00.
• • On Thursday, 2 January 2003 in Houston, Texas • •
• • Lee Williams reviewed "Come Up and Slay Me Sometime!" starring a Mae West character for The Houston Press; this coverage was printed on 2 January 2003.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• •  Few things in popular culture can date as fast as humour but Mae West, the brassy, man-eating comedienne whose heyday was the 1930s, remains a figure of surprising relevance and enduring appeal.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "Everything I do and say is based on rhythm."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A Singapore paper mentioned Mae West.
• • "Mae West, As Eve, 'Insult To Faith'" • •
• • The Straits Times wrote: Miss Mae West's interpretation of Eve in a broadcast skit, "Adam and Eve," has been attacked by the Roman Catholic weekly, Brooklyn Tablet as "an insult to every Christian."
• • Source: The Straits Times; published on Sunday, 2 January 1938 
• • 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 3608th
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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