Thursday, December 21, 2017

Mae West: At Palmer House

On Tuesday, 5 December 1933, MAE WEST was in the news — — riding side-car with her sister.  This is Part 3 of three parts.
• • “Mae West's sister and hot dog king square off in drink contest” • •
• • Betting Odds • •
• • United Press continued:  Miss West's sudden challenge for repeal honors caused a stir in the partisan camps rapidly forming both in New York and Chicago in support of their favored candidates. Betting odds which had been about even quickly swung to favor the dynamic Miss West.
• • The brand-new bar of The Palmer House, successor to the famed Silver Dollar drinking place, was chosen as the scene of rivalry. A telegraph wire to carry the flash of Utah's repeal vote direct from the United Press office to the bar was installed. Trained bartenders, mustaches waxed, and muscles taut, were prepared to whip the drinks on the bar the moment news from Utah arrived.
• • Oscar Mayer was philosophical despite his disturbance at Miss West's threat to his ambition.
• • "May the best one win," he said. "I can imagine nothing more fitting than that the honor should go to Miss West if my hand falters when the time comes."
• • "Thank you," said Miss West. "Why don't you come up and see me some time?"
• • Source: Article syndicated by United Press; published on Tuesday, 5 December 1933. We hope you enjoyed all three segments.
• • On Sunday, 21 December 1969 • •
• • "Too Much of a Good Thing Can Be Wonderful" ran the headline of a lengthy piece on Mae West in the L.A. Times's Sunday magazine section called West.  It was published on Sunday, 21 December 1969 and quoted Mae's tips on staying youthful and living a happy life. Her wise advice still is valid today.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Mae West had failed to report for the first rehearsal of "The Chase and Sanborn Hour" on the evening of Friday, 10 December 1937. Uh-oh.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "I feel like a million tonight.  But one at a time."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An Australian Programme Guide mentioned Mae West.  However, the broadcast was scrapped. Good taste prevailed in 1935, thank goodness.
• • No. 2. "Mae West Meets Adolf Hitler." 7.0: From Perth National Studio  . . .
• • Source: Item in The West Australian; published on Saturday, 21 December 1935
• • 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 3858th 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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