Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Mae West: Tip-Toes In

MAE WEST liked a good picture show. During 1930 and 1931, when Texas Guinan’s name was better known, the two attended New York City movie premieres together. The ladies favored gangster pictures.
• • Alexander Kahn wrote: Mae West likes almost any movie which includes a rough-and-tumble fight. Mae isn't always on time, but she tip-toes in quietly, and often unnoticed.
• • In his column “Hollywood Film Shop,” Alexander Kahn described the movie-going preferences of some of the top screen stars of 1935.
• • His entertaining piece is here: Madera Tribune (page 6); published on Tuesday, 19 November 1935. 
• • On Sunday, 21 November 1948 • •
• • It was on 30 October 1948 that Mae West signed an Actor's Equity Association Stock Jobbing Contract on Equity's letterhead in New York. The Broadway star of "Diamond Lil" was agreeing to a weekly salary of $2,500, and the play would be opening in Montclair, New Jersey in the month of November — — on Sunday, 21 November 1948.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Front pages sizzled with the news that the Independent Theater Owners' Association is tired of losing money on such Hollywood stars as Mae West. Greta Garbo and Joan Crawford.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "It's what they see in my eyes that counts."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A NYC campus paper mentioned Mae West.
• • Don Greet wrote:  For one moment I think I am in heaven. I realize it is the Columbia Band. I am in hell. They are asking who made Mae West.  Henriette wants the answer. I mumble je ne sais pas, and I am ashamed.  ...
• • Source: Item in Columbia Daily Spectator; published on Wednesday, 21 November 1951
• • 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 3836th 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.

• • Come up and see Mae every day online: http://MaeWest.blogspot.com/


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• • Mae West • in 1948

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