Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Mae West: Joseph Stalin

On Wednesday, 17 October 1951, MAE WEST made front page news.
• • "Mae West Wants to See Stalin" • •
• • NEW YORK, Tuesday  (O-S.R.).— Mae West thinks she could straighten out Joseph Stalin quickly if she could only have a little talk with him.
• • She has placed 'Uncle Joe' on the list of men she would like to have 'come up and see me some time.' Mae says:  "Stalin is a very mixed-up guy."
• • Note: Joseph Stalin [1878 —1953] was a Georgian-born Soviet revolutionary and political leader.
• • Source: Item in The Newcastle Sun; published on Wednesday, 17 October 1951.
• • On Thursday, 17 October 1968 • •
• • Mae West had plans for a cinema version of the stage play "Sextet" back in 1968.
• • Writing for The New York Times, Motion Picture Editor A.H. Weiler announced on Thursday, 17 October 1968: Mae West, who has not appeared in movies for a quarter of a century, will return to the screen early next year in a film version of her play — — "Sextet" — — in which she starred in Florida in 1961.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • The 1927 — 1928 season at the DuPont Theatre opened with two major shows. Mae West, Ethel Barrymore, and Fred and Adele Astaire also appeared in popular shows that autumn.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "I got my own individual style. You can always tell Eugene O'Neill — — and you can always tell Mae West."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An Indiana daily mentioned Mae West.
• • Mae West says that timid boys sometimes need to be suggested to or prompted. A certain young lady has been reading up on Mae West and practicing her principles but it so happens that, her boy friend is neither shy or timid. ...
• • Source: Item in Indianapolis Recorder; published on Saturday, 16 October 1937
• • The Mae West Blog celebrates its 13th anniversary • •  
• • Thank you for reading, sending questions, and posting comments during these past thirteen years. Not long ago, we entertained 3,497 visitors. And we reached a milestone recently when we completed 3,800 blog posts. Wow!   
• • By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started thirteen years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 3811th 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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