Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Mae West: Abdominal Woes

On Friday, 21 January 1949 United Press syndicated an update on the health of MAE WEST.
• • “Mae West Recovers” • •
• • BALTIMORE, Jan. 20 [U.P.] — Mae West returned to New York today, ready to open in her new play "Diamond Lil" early next month. Doctors said the actress has fully recovered from her abdominal pains which sent her to the hospital here last Saturday.
• • On Sunday, 23 January 1927 in the New York Herald Tribune • •
• • The New York Herald Tribune sent a journalist to cover "Sex" and this newspaper printed perhaps the longest diatribe against Mae's play in their weekend edition on Sunday, 23 January 1927.
• • The Herald Tribune drama desk scribe ranted: "It may be said of [Mae West] and "Sex" that they do not make sin attractive. The hell they picture is uninviting, a horrible place whose principal lady-viper has a tough hiss, an awkward strut and an over-plump figure. ..."
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • The opening montage of Mae West's film “She Done Him Wrong” (1933) uses Goldfeden’s Yiddish tune as background music for a Jewish peddler
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "Strong coffee is my weakness. Occasionally I drive out for a spaghetti dinner at Jack LaRue's Italian restaurant. Or slip down to Los Angeles Chinatown for chicken chop suey."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A book on Edward Hopper mentioned Mae West.
• • Gerry Souter wrote: As the painting was being completed, the very dangerous [sic] Mae West, who added sexual improvisation to her first stage play, “Sex,” served time in the Women's Workhouse.   . . .
• • Source: from the book “Edward Hopper Light and Dark”; published in 2012
• • 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 3881st 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 1926

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