Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Mae West: 3.2 Beer

On Tuesday, 5 December 1933, MAE WEST was in the news — — riding side-car with her sister.
This is Part 2 of three parts.
• • “Mae West's sister and hot dog king square off in drink contest” • •
• • Oscar Mayer admitted, “Mae West has me worried!” • •
• • United Press continued: "In my day," said Oscar Mayer, noted for his invention of the skinless hot dog, "women didn't drink in bar-rooms. I felt confident my experience as the first man to take a legal drink of 3.2 beer gave me the edge over De Casseres, but, frankly, Miss West has me a little worried."
• • "And well he may be worried," responded Beverly, "because we Wests take second place to no man and we know our men. A lot has happened since Mr. Mayer and Mr. De Casseres had their last legal drink. If they heard me sing 'Frankie and Johnnie' some time, they'd know it was no amateur they're going up against."
• • Betting Odds • •  . . .
• • Source: Article syndicated by United Press; published on Tuesday, 5 December 1933. Part 3 will be posted tomorrow.
• • On Monday, 20 December 1926 • •
• • It was on Monday, 20 December 1926 that the controversial tabloid Evening Graphic printed a publicity picture of Mae West onstage, costumed as Margy LaMont, actor Barry O'Neill sprawled out in a chair, under her. In her 1926 Broadway play, Mae wanted to depict a woman who has power over her men, a novel idea at the time for theatrical dramas.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • It seems almost impossible that today's wild Mae West ever could have played the demure Nell created by Charles Dickens in "Little Nell, the Marchioness" or the leading role in "Little Lord Fauntleroy."
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "There are two things in life I like hard and one of them is eggs."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • The New Mexican mentioned Mae West.
• • Uncovering the Aggie greats of 1960 • •
• • Milan Simonich wrote: But the biggest character of them all was tackle Lou Zivkovich, who made headlines for simultaneously being a public schoolteacher and a centerfold in Playgirl magazine.
• • Milan Simonich wrote: Lou Zivkovich’s nude pictorial infuriated his bosses but caught the eye of an 81-year-old Mae West. The famed actress promoted him for television and movie roles.  . . .
• • Source: Article by Milan Simonich for The New Mexican; published on Thursday, 7 December 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 3857th 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 "Sex" in 1926

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