Friday, September 08, 2017

Mae West: A Few Zingers

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 • •
• • 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 5 of Mr. Cashill's article.
• • "Belle of the Nineties" (1934) • • 
• • Robert Cashill wrote:  Originally titled "It Ain’t No Sin" — but that was just one of many changes brought on by the introduction of the standards-setting Production Code that year. The movie is less known for its dialogue than for a hit song, “My Old Flame,” performed by West, by now Hollywood’s hottest star, and the Duke Ellington Orchestra. But West got off a few zingers, like (to a suitor who desires her “golden hair, fascinating eyes, alluring smile, and lovely arms”): “Wait a minute. Is this a proposal, or are you taking inventory?”
• • "Klondike Annie" • •  . . .
• • This was Part 5. Part 6 will appear on Monday.
• • Source: Article written by Robert Cashill for; published on Tuesday, 15 August  2017.
• • On Tuesday, 8 September 1914 • •
• • In early September 1914, accordionist Guido Deiro was booked at the Majestic Theatre, San Antonio, as a headliner.  On Tuesday, 8 September 1914 the San Antonio Light announced the featured entertainment, noting that another variety artist was Mae West, "the Eva Tanguay of vaudeville" — — including her name (with no fanfare) among six other acts.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Stanley Musgrove noted in his log on 8 September 1969 how much Mae West was trying to rewrite her portion of the script to make the character Leticia Van Allen more interesting.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "A director can't really tell me what to do. I look a certain way, and move a certain way, and talk a certain way... other actors have to move around me."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • Warren Buffet mentioned Mae West.
• • Warren Buffett: (Laughs.) No, I don't think there's much to get back into. We were with them . . .  I think we owned 8-1/2 percent or so of Freddie Mac in 1999, but they, unfortunately, followed the course of Mae West when she said, 'I was Snow White — — but I drifted.' (Laughter.) Both Freddie Mac and Fannie not only drifted, I mean, they were blown away. . . .
• • Source: Interviewed by Alex Crippen for CNBC; published on Monday, 8 September 2008 
• • 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 3783rd 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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