Thursday, August 31, 2017

Mae West: Angela Eagle

On Sunday, 13 August 2017, MAE WEST received a lovely headline in Great Britain's paper, The Sunday Times. Here's an excerpt.
• • Mae West was my pin-up, says MP Angela Eagle • •
• • British reporter Arthi Nachiappan wrote: The Labour MP Angela Eagle says the fact she had posters of Mae West on her bedroom wall rather than those of Humphrey Bogart — as her twin sister did — should have been a clue to her sexuality.
• • Arthi Nachiappan continued: Angela Eagle, 56, who in 1997 became the first female MP to come out as gay, entered into a civil partnership in 2008.
• • In The Sunday Times Magazine today [i.e., August 13th], she says: “I wasn’t interested in boyfriends or girlfriends as a teenager. I did notice the people I admired were all women.  I liked Mae West, an amazing, witty woman who broke sexual taboos," noted Arthi Nachiappan.
• • On Wednesday, 31 August 1938 • •
• • An article complimenting Mae West and applauding her newest motion picture "Every Day's a Holiday" was published in The Queenslander (Brisbane, Australia) on Wednesday, 31 August 1938.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Satisfied with his performance in "She Done Him Wrong," Paramount Pictures will raise the salary of Cary Grant from $450 a week to $750 a week when he begins shooting "I'm No Angel" starring and also written by Mae West.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "Sex is an emotion in motion."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A news item mentioned Mae West.
• • GMF blogger wrote: It was a Mae West moment (not something that happens a lot in German politics). I’m referring to the scene in the 1933 movie “I’m No Angel,” where the actress undulates lazily across a vaudeville stage before a mesmerized audience. Just as she slithers behind the curtain, she throws a single word over her shoulder: “Suckers!” ...
• • Source: Article: "A Mae West Moment in Germany" written by GMF blogger; posted on 31 August 2009
• • 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 3778th 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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