Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Mae West: Linda Lovelace

On Thursday, 8 November 1978, when MAE WEST was 80 years old, syndicated columnist Nancy Anderson's interview with the screen legend ran. Rattled off from Mae's point-of-view and with no fact-checking, the text is rather cheeky. Let's enjoy it together.  This is Part 1. 
• • "Mae West Hasn't Aged A Day Since She Was 30 Years Old" • •
• • Written by Nancy Anderson — — Copley News Service
• • Hollywood — — Mae West who brought sex to Broadway in more ways than one (she made her bow on the Great White Way in a play called “Sex” [sic], thinks most new sex-ploitation films are neither entertaining nor artistic and that Linda Lovelace should be barred from acting “for the dignity of the profession.”
• • Miss West, who is 80 years old, looks ageless and who merrily claims to be “twenty-sex,” has never peeled in a single scene nor uttered a smutty word — — though she’s epitomized sensuality so successfully that her films literally saved the Paramount theater chain.
• • “I saved 1,700 theaters,” Miss West says crisply. “Paramount was going to have to sell them to MGM.  But since my pictures made so much money, the studio was able to keep them.”
• • Pictures with nudity are not doing well • •  . . .
• • This was Part 1. We will continue tomorrow with Part 2.
• • Source: Article written by Nancy Anderson for Copley News Service; syndicated on Thursday, 8 November 1978.
• • On Wednesday, 27 June 1928 • •
• • Critic Stark Young wrote an article called "Diamond Lil" for the New Republic. It was published on Wednesday, 27 June 1928.
• • On Sunday, 27 June 1943 • •
• • For the L.A. Times, Philip K. Scheuer wrote an article "Town Called Hollywood: Mae West to Dance in Next." His lengthy newspaper feature ran on  Sunday, 27 June 1943.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Mae West has just opened in "Diamond Lil" in Manchester, England.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:   "The time to worry is when they stop talking about you."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A California daily mentioned Mae West.
• • Link Quarberg, beating the drums for 'My Little Chickadee,' arranged for Frank Buchman, head of 'Moral Rearmament,' to discuss ways and means of world peace in Mae West's apartment. Link brought along a photographer steered Mae and Buchman toward the piano, and got a picture of the pair with a nude statue and picture of Mae in the background. It almost ruined Buchman [sic].  . . .
• • Source: Item in San Bernardino Sun; published on Saturday, 23 September 1950
• • 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 3734th
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 1928

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