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 2.
• • She's NOT Myra Breckinridge, but Mae Gets the Top Billing • •
• • Novak gives off a Karloff vibe • •
• • Don Prince wrote: Paul Novak has the quiet assurance of an early Karloff and gives the impression that should you even think any harm to Mae he would easily turn into Cerebus and devour you with considerable gusto.
• • Mae favors a white and gold decor.
• • The apartment is Modern Mae, all in white and gold, as is her queenly dressing-room at 20th Century-Fox studios, where she is starring in "Myra Breckinridge," and her luxurious trailer which follows her from stage to location.
• • It is as fitting a setting for the star as is the platinum that holds the large and numerous diamonds that adorn her person, seemingly on all occasions. As a child I recall wondering if good Queen Mary carried that ubiquitous umbrella to the bath with her; Mae's diamonds now replace the image.
• • Mae makes her entrance • • . . .
• • This was Part 2. This article continues tomorrow with Part 3.
• • Source: Article "Mae Gets Top Billing" written by Don Prince for The Australian Women's Weekly; published on Wednesday, 1 July 1970.
• • On Tuesday, 11 July 2000 • •
• • "Mae West" is a track by Herb Geller and Brian Kellock. You will find this jazzy single (4:04 minutes) on their album "Hollywood Portraits," released in the U.K. on Tuesday, 11 July 2000 by Hep Records.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • The CD "Fabulous Mae West and Other Wonderful Girls" features a photo of Mae on its cover.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "Although your conscience depends on what's found out, there is no husband on my conscience."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An NEA Services writer mentioned Mae West.
• • In his article "What's Wrong with the Movies?" Dan Thomas praised and scolded Mae West.
• • Dan Thomas, NEA Services Staff Correspondent (in syndication), wrote: Famous for her New York characterization of Diamond Lil, Mae West came to the movies. The result was "She Done Him Wrong," a picture which, though low in tone, contained such excellent characterizations that it not only drew few objections but it created a sort of vogue. . . .
• • Source: Article in syndication; published on Wednesday, 11 July 1934
• • Note: here's Mae on the set in 1932.
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