Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Mae West: 6 Marriages

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 87.
• • Mae West: "I'm here to make talkies" or Censor Will vs. Diamond Lil • •
• • Marlo Manners Returns • •
• • Reporter: "How do you like Big Ben?"
• • Marlo Manners: "I don't know, I never met the gentleman."
• • Paul Phaneuf wrote:  Her last film followed eight years later with a long delayed picture called "Sextette" based on her Broadway play of the same name. While "Myra Breckenridge" had enjoyed a notorious career, "Sextette" didn't have a shelf life and came and went quickly. The title referred to the six marriages of famous movie star (and ex-secret agent!) Marlo Manners, who is visiting England with her newest husband #6 Timothy Dalton (James Bond #4). Mae was 84 at the time and Dalton was 32. Yet Mae was still playing the irresistible vamp to Dalton and "former husbands" Tony Curtis, George Hamilton and Ringo Starr.
• • Cameo for George Raft • •  . . .
• • This was Part 87.  Part 88 will appear  tomorrow.
• • Source:  Article by Paul Phaneuf in Films of the Golden Age Magazine;  issue dated 5  November 2011. Used with permission.
• • On Thursday, 16 May 1946 • •
• • The stage play "Ring Twice Tonight" opened in Long Beach, California on Thursday, 16 May 1946 before moving forward on its cross-country tour. The title was changed and became "Come On Up."
• • On Monday, 16 May 1966 • •
• • It was on Tuesday, 9 April 1974 that young Janet Damita Jo Jackson [born in Indiana on Monday, 16 May 1966] stepped onstage dressed as Mae West.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • The actress who epitomized, or pos­sibly caricatured, ex­travagance was Mae West.  Her line "Without diamonds, honey, I'd feel undressed" encapsulates the importance of jewelry to her and to the film business of the period.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "I think movies today are going too far. They’re using sex as a crutch; whenever the story starts to drag, they throw in a female body so you’ll forget how lousy the script is."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A syndicated columnist mentioned Mae West.
• • Mike Connolly wrote:  During rehearsals for the Dean Martin show, Bob Hope asked Mae West her favorite TV show. Miss West: "The Vic Tanny commercials, of course ’’
• • Source: Item in his Hollywood column; published on Saturday, 16 May 1959
• • 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 3,700 blog posts. Wow! 
• • By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started ten years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 3704th
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 1946

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