Friday, April 21, 2017

Mae West: Horrible Vinegar

A very long article about MAE WEST and her career in Tinseltown appeared five years ago.  It was written by Paul Phaneuf. Let's pick this up again and enjoy it together. This is Part 70.
• • Mae West: "I'm here to make talkies" or Censor Will vs. Diamond Lil • •
• • In one of the funniest scenes of all • •  
• • Paul Phaneuf wrote:   In one of the funniest scenes of all her films she's being romanced by crooked police chief Lloyd Nolan, but to stave him off she throws a temper tantrum saying the wine he serves her is from "1895! This horrible, horrible vinegar! Don't you know I'm delicate!"
• • It's obvious Mae had a great time in this one. In the finale, an election parade is held for Lowe, who's now the new, honest police chief thanks to some machinations by Peaches/Fifi. And highlighted in the parade is Mae West outfitted to the nines and sitting in a horse-drawn carriage playing a set of drums!
• • She has able support from veterans Lloyd Nolan, Edmund Lowe, and Charles Winninger, among others. She also insisted on getting Louie Armstrong and his band to play a number.
• • Louis Armstrong recalled this years later • •   . . .
• • This was Part 70.  Part 71 will appear  on Monday.
• • Source:  Article by Paul Phaneuf in Films of the Golden Age Magazine;  issue dated 5  November 2011. Used with permission.
• • On Saturday, 21 April 1934 • •
• • Mae West on the front page of "Picture Show Magazine" thrilled her British fans.
• • On Monday, 21 April 1975 • •
• • Released in a hardcover edition on Monday, 21 April 1975 was "Mae West on Sex, Health and E.S.P." written by Mae West.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Instead of going to the dogs, Mae West has elected to go to the horses. She has just purchased three two-year-olds.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "I do things right because I follow what my astrologer says."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A Saint Louis newspaper mentioned Mae West.
• • Saint Louis, April 21 (INS) — — Boys in their early teens prefer Mae West to Shirley Temple, but they would rather take part in some athletic event than to attend a movie.  ...
• • These were some of the conclusions drawn by officers of Optimist International, a service club with headquarters in St. Louis, on the basis of questionnaires answered by members of representative Junior Optimist Clubs in twenty-two cities scattered throughout the USA and Canada.  . . .
• • Source: Item (page 7) in The Kane Republican; published on Thursday, 21 April 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 3687th
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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