Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Mae West: All the Sex

In July 1970, The Australian Women's Weekly discussed MAE WEST and her eagerly awaited return to the silver screen in a lengthy, unhurried article.  This is Part 9.
• • She's NOT Myra Breckinridge, but Mae Gets the Top Billing • •
• • "A fortune from censorship" • • 
• • Don Prince wrote:  Mae West pointed out, "I don't like bad language. I never tell or listen to dirty stories myself.  You can have a lot of fun, and be sexy, too, without being vulgar or plain dirty. Sex is natural and what is natural is not nasty. And dirt should always be cleaned  up."
• • As to the hippies • •
• • Mae West added:   "As to the hippies, we've  always had 'em. We used to call them hoboes. Only with the world population explosion, we've got a lot more of them and I think hy the time they grow up, they will be perfectly respectable, maybe even a bit dull, and be calling their rebel children something else instead of hippie."
• • Mae noted:  "Do you know, I'm very popular with the kids of today?  They have seen me so often on the late-late show. They wait for hours, hundreds of them, for me to drive by. They have all the sex they can handle, I am told, but it appears they still like a little glamour!"
• • Mae's secret • •  . . .
• • This was Part 9. This article continues tomorrow with Part 10.
• • Source: Article "Mae Gets Top Billing" written by Don Prince for The Australian Women's Weekly; published on Wednesday, 1 July 1970.
• • On Sunday, 25 July 1926 in NYC • •
• • On Sunday, 25 July 1926, Mae met Valentino at Tommy Guinan's speakeasy. Larger than the average ginmill, The Playground was on West 52nd Street (east of Broadway).  James R. Quirk, editor-publisher of Photoplay, hosted a Reception in honor of Valentino's new silent movie "Son of the Sheik" there.  Mae West and Texas Guinan were there to greet the Apulian heartthrob.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • "The Mae West Revue," which opened in Las Vegas, was a song-and-dance show that lasted only thirty-nine minutes.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:    "Jimmy Cagney is the only one in Hollywood that's got anything like my style. Animal personality. Gives them the rough stuff right out like I do."  
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An article in Australia  mentioned Mae West.
• • "Glenfiddich and Glenmorangie move Orwell, Winston Churchill and Mae West to dram appreciation" • •
• • Tim Douglas wrote:   As the months progressed, there were quotes from Mae West, the authors Raymond Chandler and George Orwell, as well as a quip from Sir Winston Churchill about water and whisky during the war.   . . .
• • Source: Article for The Australian; published on Saturday, 25 July 2015 
• • The Mae West Blog celebrates its 13th anniversary • •  
• • Thank you for reading, sending questions, and posting comments during these past eleven years. Not long ago, 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 thirteen years ago in July 2004. You are reading the
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 1954

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