Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Mae West: 4-Carat Dialogue

During her birthday week, MAE WEST inspired a few tribute articles. This is one you do not want to miss.
• • "Way Out West: Classic Lines from Hollywood’s Diamond Lil" • •
• • Written by Robert Cashill for Biography.com • •
• • Trailblazing Hollywood legend Mae West was born on August  17, 1893. To celebrate the outspoken leading lady, here is a look at some of her classic movie lines that left audiences wanting more.  This is part 2 of Mr. Cashill's article.
• • Supporting Role Leads to Celluloid Stardom • •
• • Robert Cashill wrote:  Hers was a supporting role, but its star, George Raft, said, “she stole everything but the cameras.” West was able to rewrite her scenes, leading to this first classic exchange:
• • Hat Check Girl: “Goodness, what beautiful diamonds.”
• • West (as Maudie Triplett): “Goodness had nothing to do with it, dearie.”
• • Born in Brooklyn in 1893, West sprinkled her movies with as much four-carat dialogue as she could slip past the censors. Let’s revisit a few of these timeless gems as we celebrate her birthday today. And remember: “Virtue has its own reward, but no sale at the box office.”
• • "She Done Him Wrong (1933)" • •        . . .
• • This was Part 2. Part 3 will appear tomorrow.
• • Source: Article written by Robert Cashill for Biography.com; published on Tuesday, 15 August  2017.
• • On Friday, 5 September 1952 in Colorado • •
• • On Friday, 5 September 1952 in Denver, Adlai Stevenson gave a speech that included a piece of wisdom — — "it is not the years in your life, but the life in your years" — — and this statement has been mis-attributed to both Abraham Lincoln and Mae West.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• •  Mae West is again considering a TV project called "At Home with Mae West."
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "I’ve developed a different way of selling my sex. I laugh them into it. I cover it with comedy."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An Indiana daily mentioned Mae West.
• • At the Theaters — — "Myra Breckinridge" • •
• • The screen adaptation of Gore Vidal’s controversial novel of a trans-sexual, “Myra Breckinridge,” is now playing at the Lafayette Road, Shadeland, South 31,  and Regency 2 theatres in Indiana. 
• • The satirical dissection of many of our sexual mores, manners and hang-ups marks the return of Mae West to the silver screen after an absence of 27 years, co-stars director John Huston (in strictly an acting chore), and Raquel Welch in the title role, and introduces the noted writer Rex Reed in his first film role.   . . .
• • Source: Item in Indianapolis Recorder; published on Saturday, 5 September 1970
• • 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 3780th 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 1935

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