Monday, June 19, 2017

Mae West: Extensive Holdings

Many reporters interviewed MAE WEST. This is a fascinating feature written some time ago by Frank Taylor. Let's enjoy it together. This is Part 6.
• • Very Carefully Mae West Insists on Being Herself • •
• • By Frank Taylor for Copley News Service  • •
• • Mae West enjoys health food specialties • •
• • Mae's private chef is noted in Hollywood circles as one of the best in health food specialties.
• • During her prime, Miss West invested her money in California land, much of it in the San Fernando Valley.
• • Now wags quip that only two people own the San Fernando Valley — — Mae West and Bob Hope. Both celebrities have extensive holdings which are worth millions of dollars.
• • Once while driving a car, the star passed an interesting piece of land with tall trees on it. Acting on impulse, she decided to buy it. Her manager and other financial experts advised against it. The more they told Mae not to buy it, the more interested she became. Finally, paying off the back taxes and giving the relieved property owner a small cash amount, Mae bought it.
• • Los Angeles Real Estate Appreciated • •  . . .
• • Source:  The Daily Courier (Connellsville, PA); published on Saturday, 29 August 1970.
• • This was Part 6. We will continue with Part 7 (the conclusion) tomorrow.
• • On Monday, 19 June 1933 • •
• • A line eliminated from the script of "I'm No Angel" (dated for Monday, 19 June 1933) is a statement by Tira, during her sideshow performance: "That's all, boys. Now you can go home and beat your wives." Sheesh.  Did someone ever think that domestic violence was funny?
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• •  A two-time world champ himself, Jeffra attempted a comeback against Chalky Wright, who moonlights as a private chauffeur for actress Mae West.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "It takes more than platinum blonde hair and shapely hips to be like Mae West."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A hair-dressing site mentioned Mae West.
• • In 2014 the Helys celebrate 90 years of hairdressing in Glasgow’s West End.  ...
• • The Hely’s hairdressing talent is clearly in their DNA with more than 60 family members having worked in the business since Robert Hely, Sr. started ladies hairdressing in Glasgow in the 1920s.
• • Robert Hely, Sr. was a colourful, award winning, energetic personality who quickly developed an international reputation becoming a hair stylist to the stars — — including Mae West in 1945. . . .
• • Source:  Article on the Hely family web site; posted in 2014
• • 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 3728th
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:


• • Photo:
• • Mae West • in 1942

• • Feed — —
  Mae West

No comments:

Post a Comment