Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Mae West: Bracelets Glittered

On Saturday, 18 October 1947, MAE WEST was interviewed by a London reporter.
• • "Mae West's visit gives lift to London's spirits" • •
• • "Wisecracks, diamonds — and those eyelashes enthrall her many admirers written by Bill Strutton of our London staff" • •
• • This is Part 2 of 9 segments.
• • Mae lives up to our Exotic Expectations • •    
• • Bill Strutton wrote:  And in appearance she lives up to their most exotic expectations.
• • Mae's platinum curls fall low on her shoulders.  While she sat quietly signing her name a five-inch diamond and platinum bracelet glittered on her wrist, another diamond like a pigeon's egg shone on her finger, and she fluttered eyelashes like feather-dusters at the autograph hunters as she handed back their programmes.
• • Choosing cast • •
• • Bill Strutton wrote:  A procession of people has been trooping through the lobby of the Savoy Hotel on the way to her suite and led to a popular, if ribald, inference that Mae has been a bit lavish with her famous invitation to "Come up and see me some time."
• • Mae West is hard at work • •       . . .
• • Source: Article by  Bill Strutton for The Australian Women's Weekly; published on  Saturday, 18 October 1947.
• • On Wednesday, 19 September 1928 • •
• • Variety used their hammer on Mae West more often than a judge uses a gavel. Variety published a review (on page 46) in their issue dated for Wednesday, 19 September 1928. The title was  "Oh, My Dear, Here's Mae West's New Show — Get a Load of It and Weep."  Weep for Diamond Lil? Thanks a heap, Variety.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Paramount had Mae West in the first part of the decade and Bing Crosby, Claudette Colbert and Gary Cooper in the late 1930s.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:   "One and one is two, and two and two is four, and five will get you ten if you know how to work it."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • The papers in New Zealand mentioned Mae West.
• • "At the Grand Theatre" • •
• • "My Little Chickadee" starring Mae West and W. C. Fields — —and every line a laugh ...
• • Source: Item in Bay of Plenty Beacon; published on Friday, 20 September 1940
• • 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 3790th 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/


• • Photo:
• • Mae West • on a Bronx, NY marquee in 1940

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1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed seeing the photo of the theatre marquee promoting the Mae West West and W.C. Fields film, "My Little Chickadee." As a photographer, I appreciate what may appear as ordinary to contemporary eyes, is a valuable commodity to future generations.