Friday, November 10, 2017

Mae West: Ashwin Street

Great Britain offered "The Drag" by MAE WEST to audiences twice this year.
• • Arcola Queer Collective staged "The Drag” written by Mae West from 9 – 13 January 2017 in England. Let's enjoy a stage review published on Thursday, 12 January 2017.
• • Mae West’s rare gay classic ‘The Drag’ revived at London’s Arcola Theatre • •
• • Rolly's unrequited love for Allen • • 
• • Reviewed by Drama Critic Patrick Cash • •
• • Patrick Cash wrote: There are many other positives though I could gladly point out about "The Drag," including Camilla Harding’s scene-stealing and seriously too short turn as the vampish Marion. Alas, I don’t have the space here to fully do it justice. And so I will simply say, with all honesty: go and see it while you can!
• • Patrick Cash wrote:  Ultimately, “The Drag” by Mae West is a play that delights, beguiles, and reminds one of the hard-won happiness we are blissfully free to pursue as gay men in 2017.
• • "The Drag" written by Mae West played at the Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL until Friday, 13th January 2017. Bravo to the Arcola Queer Collective. We hope you will re-mount the play in the United States.
• • This is Part 5 of 5 parts.
• • Source: Review for "The Drag" by Patrick Cash for; posted on Thursday, 12 January 2017.
• • On Saturday, 10 November 1928 • •
• • The New Yorker published a lengthy Mae West interview titled "Diamond Mae" illustrated with a cheeky illustration on page 26. Written by Thyra Samter Winslow, this profile appeared in the issue dated for the week of 10 November 1928.
• • On Saturday, 10 November 1951 • •
• • "Diamond Lil," after a regional tour, returned to the Broadway Theatre for a victory lap.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • The L.A. Times reported that the Hayes Office did not approve of "Diamond Lil" as a screenplay, however, Mae West would be starring in a new picture "Honky-Tonk."
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "I have given six life-stories but I can always give another."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A British daily mentioned Mae West.
• • Eva Wiseman wrote: In a pub not far from London's Rough Trade records, The Long Blondes watch open-mouthed as a pock-marked waiter slyly decants no-name ketchup into Heinz glass bottles. "I'm mesmerised," says Screech, their spectacled drummer. "That's so Long Blondes."
• • Eva Wiseman wrote:  Named in homage to their ultimate fantasy pop group, a peroxidey harem of Jean Harlow, Mae West, Edie Sedgwick, Nico, Nancy Sinatra and Barbara Windsor, The Long Blondes revel in low culture.  …
• • Source: Article by Eva Wiseman for The Guardian; published on Friday, 10 November 2006 
• • 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 3829th 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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