Thursday, November 02, 2017

Mae West: Mary Pickford

It was Tuesday, 2 November 1999 and the name of MAE WEST was seen, leading off a popular daily column. Let's have a look.
• • Astrological Forecast written by Sydney Omarr • •
• • Sydney Omarr wrote:  Mae West: She sat in front of me, this living legend. It was Mae West talking:  'When Mary Pickford and I get together, we talk about psychic phenomena and astrology.” Mae West, this Leo, was discussing an Aries, Mary Pickford. The two of them had read my books and were very kind in their reactions. Mae West said, "Neither Mary nor I have time for people who belittle these subjects without knowing anything about them!”
• • Source:  Daily Kent Stater; published on Tuesday, 2 November 1999.
• • On Sunday, 2 November 1969 • •
• • A lengthy article appeared in the Sunday magazine section of The N.Y. Times on Sunday, 2 November 1969: "76 — — and Still Diamond Lil" written by Steven V. Roberts and punctuated with several photos of the Brooklyn Bombshell at various career points. The first portrait showed Mae costumed by Edith Head for her role as Leticia Van Allen.
• • From Hollywood, Steven V. Roberts's interview with Mae West produced this sentiment: "I hold records all over the world. That's my ego, breaking records. So don't say they put me in someone else's room."
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • When Mae West talks through clenched teeth and out of the corner of her mouth, in a voice not unlike a truck driver's in tonal quality, people do not throw up their hands and shout "Horrors" — — rather, very sensibly, they lean back and have a good laugh.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "You see the speakeasy influence. Sit at a table, dearie, I always say. And don't forget your frills and ruffles and anything else that feminizes you."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A Florida daily mentioned Mae West.
• • Mae West once observed, reviving a joke older than the bustle: “Marriage is a great institution — — but who wants to live in an institution?”
• • Source:  "Hollywood Needs a New Type of Marriage” by Hal Boyle in Star-Banner (Ocala, FL); published on Thursday, 7 October 1954
• • 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 3823rd 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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1 comment:

  1. I am continually amazed by the wide variety of artists who find inspiration in Mae West. Thank you for sharing these discoveries!