Thursday, September 14, 2017

Mae West: Fitting Send-Off

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 9 of Mr. Cashill's article, the final segment.
• • A more fitting send-off • •
• • Robert Cashill wrote:  Fans prefer to remember "My Little Chickadee" (1940) as a more fitting send-off to a relatively brief yet bright movie career. She and fellow vaudevillian W.C. Fields made this spoof of Westerns, and while the two squabbled over screenplay credits, they mine gold from the best of it. Their last scene in particular is a keeper, with Cuthbert J. Twillie (Fields) and Flower Belle Lee (West) exchanging catchphrases:
• • Cuthbert J. Twillie: “Come up and see me sometime.”
• • Flower Belle Lee: “Mmm, I will, my little chickadee.”      
• • This was Part 9, the last segment. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.
• • Source: Article written by Robert Cashill for; published on Tuesday, 15 August  2017.
• • On Friday, 14 September 1945 • •
• • Will Hays formally resigned as president of the MPPDA on Friday, 14 September 1945.
• • Mae West, in particular, found her pictures red-pencilled to bits and her witty lines either eliminated or denatured, thanks to the Hitler of Hollywood, motion picture censor Will Hays.
• • On Wednesday, 14 September 2011 • •
• • “Mae West's Secret of Success,” a fascinating article written by Peter Carlson for American History Magazine, was published on Wednesday, 14 September 2011.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Take off your hats, boys!  Mae West is back on Broadway.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "Even with a real story (a bio-pic), the star is what the public pays to see."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An obituary for Mickey Hargitay mentioned Mae West.
• • The Lady's Man — Mickey Hargitay (1926—2006) • •
• • Bill Gibron  wrote:  The saucy old school actress and nightclub personality Mae West – never one to pass up a well-built body — — immediately hired Mickey Hargitay to be part of her revue in New York City. Suddenly, the untrained 30 year old was appearing before cosmopolitan crowds, the leering butt of West’s wicked wordplay and entendres. One night, reigning Broadway novelty Jayne Mansfield came to the Latin Quarter club to catch West’s act.
• • Source:  Obit written by Bill Gibron for Pop Matters; published on Sunday, 24 September 2006
• • 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 3787th 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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