Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Mae West: Goldfields Town

On Sunday, 24 May 1936, MAE WEST was in the headlines once again.
• • "Mae West Film Banned" • •
• • "From Murderess to Army Lassie" • •
• • Sydney, Saturday — — Mae West's new picture, "Klondyke Annie," has been banned by the Federal film censorship.
• • It cannot be exhibited in any Australian State. In New Zealand, however, the film was permitted to be released.
• • It is competent for the film exchange concerned to appeal to the Appeals Board against the decision of the censorship.
• • In "Klondyke Annie'' Mae West plays the role of a woman who has committed a murder, and is escaping to Alaska on board a ship. The only other passenger, a Salvation Army lassie, dies just before the vessel reaches Nome.
• • Mae lands in the goldfields town wearing a Salvation Army uniform, and immediately begins an uplift campaign.
• • Source: Article: "Mae West Film Banned" in Sunday Mail (Brisbane); published on Sunday, 24 May 1936.
• • On Tuesday, 24 May 1955 • •
• • William Ritt wrote:  A Hollywood columnist reveals that Mae West insisted as long as 20 years ago that she be granted television rights in her movie contract. The man at the next desk suggests Mae might now change her old slogan to read “Tune up and see me some time." This item appeared in The Daily Banner on Tuesday,  24 May 1955.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Jayne Mansfield's new romance is with “Mr. Universe,” Hungarian Micky Hargitay, of the Mae West "muscle man” troupe who has medals acclaiming him "the best built man in the world.” They met at the Latin Quarter.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:   "I wrote the story myself. It’s all about a girl who lost her reputation but never missed it.”
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A daily paper mentioned Mae West.
• • Mae West began her stage career by playing the role of Angel Child in "Ten Nights in a Bar Room."  ...
• • Source: Item in San Mateo Times; published on Wednesday, 25 May 1960
• • 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 3710th
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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