Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Mae West: Fox at Night

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 8 of Mr. Cashill's article.
• • Mae West was frail but carefully preserved • • 
• • Robert Cashill wrote:  The frail and carefully preserved octogenarian gave herself lines that were out of step in the Swinging Seventies, like “I’m the girl that works at Paramount all day, and Fox at night” and “Marriage is like a book. The whole story takes place between the covers.”
• • But it’s a measure of how much she’s still enjoyed when clips from "Myra Breckinridge" turn up in the new documentary Best of Enemies, which recounts Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley’s debates during the 1968 political conventions, and audiences excitedly murmur, “Look, Mae West!”
• • A more fitting send-off • •  . . .
• • This was Part 8. Part 9 will appear tomorrow.
• • Source: Article written by Robert Cashill for; published on Tuesday, 15 August  2017.
• • On Sunday, 13 September 1953 • •
• • Walter Ames wrote the amusing article "Who's Marilyn Monroe, Queen Mae West Asks" for The Los Angeles Times.  His piece ran on the front page — — of the weekend edition dated for Sunday, 13 September 1953. 
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • In "Myra Breckinridge" Mae West will receive top billing.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "There wasn't anyone to play to. ... It was the first time I'd opened without my Mother."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An article about upcoming shows on TV mentioned Mae West.
• • TV Guide wrote: Hollywood — 13 September 1958.  Mae West, now 66, will soon star a five-a-week, late-night, quarter-hour show locally, then has plans for a film series, "Klondike Lou."  ...
• • Source: Item: "TV News Shorts" written by TV Guide staff; published on Saturday, 13 September 1958  
• • 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 3786th 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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