Monday, March 19, 2018

Mae West: Disney & Mae Teamed

While you’re sleeping, college professors in Hungary are thinking about MAE WEST. Here’s a long, striking research paper you might have missed. This is Part 31.
• • "Mae West. The Dirty Snow White" • •
• • Written by:  Zsófia Anna Tóth
• • always nonchalant • •
• • Zsófia Anna Tóth wrote:  19). Another significant aspect of West and her protagonists she performs is that, similarly to the character of the Vice, “has no prejudice, no attachment to anything” (Matuska 2005, 4). West is almost always nonchalant, and although she can be closely connected with several people, even intimately, especially with men, she is never attached to anyone. Although, she is caring and sympathetic, she never gives herself entirely in any of her relationships. As the complexity of the Vice character gets even more complicated, “he pretends not to care for them [the other characters],” and is “indifferent” to “their various wishes;” yet, he eventually “does not betray” them — — as Matuska argues in connection with Merry Report (2005, 5). West, as I have already mentioned, is the same since she seems disinterested and indifferent, but eventually, she always helps those in trouble and never lets down those in need.
• • Vice characters in general • •  . . .
• • This was Part 31 of a lengthy article. Part 32 will follow tomorrow. 
• • Source: Americana — — E-Journal of American Studies in Hungary; Vol. XI, No. 1, Spring 2015.
• • On Saturday, 19 March 1927 • •
• • Mae West signed the "Sex" checks. Three promissory notes dated for Saturday, 19 March 1927 from the Moral Producing Corporation, $1000 each to Harold Spielberg, signed on the verso in original ink "Mae West" together with a check drawn on the Bowery and East River National Bank, dated 2 March 1927, signed by Mae West as President of the Moral Producing Corporation.
• • Sold in 1994 by the NYC auction house Christies. The sale was "Film and Television Memorabilia" and Mae's items were Lot 65.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Mae West's new chauffeur is Speedy Dado, erstwhile fighter.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "I have an extra thyroid gland.  It gives me twice the energy and twice, the, you know, everything else I guess."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • The Desert Sun mentioned Mae West.
• • Disney, Mae West to Aid Animal Shelter Benefit • •
• • Wait Disney and Mae West will join forces at Chi Chi here on Monday night in an attempt to raise funds for the construction of an animal shelter for the Palm Springs Animal Protective League.
• • Autographed copies of cartoons of Disney's most famous animals will be sold at auction — — and the fabulous Mae West will entertain in her regular Chi Chi show.
• • Also on the agenda for the benefit dinner and a show is a special feting of a desert resident . . .
• • Source: Item on page 1 in The Desert Sun; published on Saturday, 14 March 1959
• • The evolution of 2 Mae West plays that keep her memory alive • • 
• • A discussion with Mae West playwright LindaAnn LoSchiavo — — 
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• • 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 3920th 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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