Thursday, December 07, 2017

Mae West: Likes Caviar

It was the height of the Great Depression but Hollywood movie stars were enjoying the high life and splurging on their favorite foods including MAE WEST. Let’s see this article (printed in a California paper on page 18).
• • “Hollywood's Rich Pantries Are Well Stocked” • •
• • The Vagaries of Stars So Far as Food Is Concerned • •
• • Leicester Wagner (United Press Correspondent) wrote: When old Mother Hubbard went to her cupboard, she found it bare In the best manner of Depression years. Yet it’s not so in these Hollywood pantries.
• • Mae West Likes Caviar • •
• • Leicester Wagner explained: Our best spy reports Mae West stocks her pantry with six different varieties of caviar — — her favorite brand coming from Archangel In primitive-looking crimson cans. Her next favorite is Columbia River salmon.
• • Source:  San Bernardino Daily Sun; published on Sunday, 28 April 1935.
• • On Tuesday, 7 December 1954 • •
• • Several news outlets covered Mae West's bookings of the successful "Mae West Revue" in Las Vegas and other major cities.
• • One fellow wrote: Mae West gave me that famous glance and said, "Let's have the interview in the bedroom so you can tell your grandchildren how you spent an hour in Mae West's boudoir . . . ummm, taking notes."  Mae stretched herself on the bed while she talked to me. Now only a real square could take notes under such circumstances.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Mae West was in Telluride for a special ski area dedication gala.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "I've never seen any of Marilyn Monroe's movies but she's probably a sweet kid."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An American daily paper mentioned Mae West and her two racehorses: Art Dillon and Lucky Watts.
• • "Horse Races Here Next Sunday" • •
• • Mae West, screen actress, has two favored horses competing in the Sunday races. The famous film star’s speedsters, Art Dillon and Lucky Watts will have W. E. Bakeoff driving them for a winning place at the Palm Springs Field Club. Considerable interest has been shown among local Palm Springs men, many of whom plan to purchase or lease some of the fine horses entered here Sunday so they will race under their colors.  . . .
• • Source: Item in The Desert Sun; published on Friday, 4 December 1936
• • 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 3848th 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. Not posting on S32 anymore or are you just taking a well deserved break?

  2. • • Hello, J.D.
    • • The Hollywood harassment posts I made on Stage32, which indicated a "climate change" in Tinseltown, were done in earnest to spark a dialogue.
    • • However, I was not expecting the very discouraging feedback. Seems like many males on Stage32 defended this sort of crude behavior [from Weinstein, Toback, etc.] and/or feel it's some sort of droit de seigneur when you're making money for the studio.
    • • I am not referring to you, J.D.
    • • This made me take a step back.
    • • I'm "processing" this antagonism, you might say.
    • • It was a nice surprise to hear from you, my friend.

  3. You are missed. Your posts and those of Mike Pell make S32 worth perusing on a daily basis.

  4. Dear J.D.:
    • • Awfully kind of you to write to me, my Stage32 gaffer friend.
    • • OK. I shall return!