Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Mae West: No Challenge

It was Sunday, 15 January 1950 when a Salt Lake City reporter went up to see MAE WEST.      
• • Mae West Talks to Salt Lake Tribune Editor Grace Grether • • 
• • NEW YORK, Jan. 14 — 1 did. I went up to see her one time this week — — Mae West — — who invented "Diamond Lil" of stage and screen and I didn't know the lady was a classic instead of somebody your mother wouldn’t want you to speak to. There is a niche in this country's amusement world peculiarly Mae West's own that suffers no challenge.
• • Grace Grether wrote: She is a screen celebrity in city, town and hamlet — — as well as a stage drawing card in the larger centers. Her latest "Diamond Lil" show recently opened on Broadway. Speak her name east or west, north or south and there a flamboyant, blond beauty, conscious of her charms and market value thereof; a woman with a worldly view and no illusions about men; with an eye cut for the main chance and a hidden heart of gold when there's trouble with a cynical sense of humor and a dim view of Emily Post. . . .
• • Source: The Salt Lake Tribune; published on Sunday, 15 January 1950.
• • On Monday, 14 November 1932 • •
• • Deliberately courting the disdain and despisal of Joe Breen, William LeBaron and Emanuel Cohen were daring enough to try to rush a script into production by Monday, 14 November 1932.  "Ruby Red" was written by Mae West (assisted by John Bright). The Hays Office suspected a mutiny, however.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • The song "Louise," written by Richard Whiting (music) and Leo Robin (lyrics) for Maurice Chevalier's American film debut, "Innocents of Paris" (1929), is heard in the trailer for "Night After Night" — — but not in the actual film, which afforded Mae West her screen debut.  
• Mae West wore her own diamonds and revealed her own hair in her 1932 screen debut, however, she would wear wigs for all her other film roles.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "I've been in more laps than a napkin."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A Canadian daily mentioned Mae West.
• • When Toronto’s best-known female impressionist married his No. 1 fan • •
• • Six months after Prince Charles married Lady Diana, ardent self-promoter Craig Russell wed Lori Jenkins in what he pitched as Canada’s royal wedding. • •
• • In a touch of tradition, they fed each other wedding cake — the unusual marzipan topping was created to look like Russell’s idol Mae West, the legendary sexpot entertainer he lived with in the late-1960s.  . . .
• • Source: Article in the Toronto Star; published on Thursday, 19 October 2017 
• • 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 3831st 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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• • Mae West • in 1932

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