Friday, June 02, 2017

Mae West: Appeals to Her

On Saturday, 31 May 1975, MAE WEST was still headlining the gossip columns. Nancy Anderson had just done an interview with the Queen of Sex and shared the conversation in her syndicated column called "Hollywood Hotline."  Some papers carried Nancy's column in early June of 1975. Let's look in.
• • "Hollywood Hotline — — Mae Writes about Man" • •
• • Written by Nancy Anderson, Copley News Service
• • Hollywood — At the Columbia Pictures 50th anniversary dinner, Mae West confided that she’s written a book, “Pleasure Man,” which Dell will bring out in June.
• • “It would make a great picture,” Mae added. “I’d hoped Laurence Harvey would play the leading role, because he would have been perfect for it.  However, Paul Newman would also be very good.”
• • As far as picture plans go, Mae said she’s offered properties every day but that nothing she’s seen lately appeals to her as an actress.
• • The Columbia dinner brought out an array of stars, among them Charles and Jill Ireland Bronson, Karl Malden, Charlton Heston, Miss West of course, Groucho Marx, Jan-Michael Vincent, and Janet Blair.
• • On Thursday, 2 June 1994 • •
• • This auction was in NYC on Thursday, 2 June 1994, organized by Christie's.
• • Lot Description: A Mae West Brooch (2 inches X 2 inches) — — A circular multi-colored rhinestone brooch belonging to actress Mae West. The open filigree brooch is bordered in the center with hand painted floral trim. A letter of authenticity accompanied the pin.  The buyer paid $368. 
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • William LeBaron is to have his own units of writers, directors and stars, and will make all future Mae West pictures.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "So the men rule the world and  the women rule the men — — though they don't know it."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A syndicated columnist mentioned Mae West.
• • Liz Smith wrote:  "I lost my reputation young, but never missed it," said Mae West, the only star who never mourned lost youth, faded career or lack of public interest. Why? Because Mae didn't believe those things happened to her! (Mae was Billy Wilder's first choice for Sunset Boulevard.) She was by far the most self-assured, ego-driven actress ever to set foot on a soundstage, usually referring to herself in the third person.  ...
• • Source: Item in Liz Smith's syndicated column; published on Wednesday,  10 October 2007
• • 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 3717th
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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