Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Mae West: Clean Screens

On  Saturday, 28 July 1934, MAE WEST's fan base in New Zealand was excited to read this. This is Part 2 of two excerpts.
• • Mae West's Plans • •
• • With Papal Approval • • 
• • "It Ain't No Sin" was given a more conventional title and its script was almost entirely rewritten as a consequence of a combined protest by the churches in the United States, with Papal approval, to the studios to "clean up the screen." A weekly list of condemned films was published and threats were made of agitation for a production censorship, when the moguls of Hollywood suddenly took notice of the movement.
• • Miss West is expected to make a holiday visit — — her first — — to England in August.
• • Source:  The Auckland Star [New Zealand]; published on Saturday, 28 July 1934.
• • On Thursday, 9 August 1934 • •
• • In an interview with reporter George Daws, Mae West said: "Everyone else that gets in the money out here buys a forty-room house, hires a dozen servants, and gets ritzy. But not me. I'd be lonesome."
• • Source: New York World Telegram on Thursday, 9 August 1934.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Once described as a cross between Emily Dickinson and Mae West, there is so much to enjoy about the talented and passionate Florence Vale.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • Vanity Fair mentioned Mae West. 
• • Note: read the caption on this 1932 photo, where Mae West is holding a cigarette.
• • Sam Kashner wrote: The director George Sidney, who made The Eddy Duchin Story, Jeanne Eagels, and Pal Joey, all with Novak at Columbia Pictures, became one of Harry Cohn’s most trusted intimates. ...
• • “We always had a blonde,” George Sidney remembers. “We started with Mae West, Jean Harlow, Marilyn Monroe, then Kim Novak. After that, we switched over to Grace Kelly. It’s a terrible comparison, but it’s like betting on the Kentucky Derby. That fourth horse, I think can do it.”  . . .
• • Source:  Article written by Sam Kashner for Vanity Fair; published in the September 2013 issue
• • 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 3762nd 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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• • Mae West • in 1932

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