Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Mae West: Hint of the Devil

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 27.
• • "Mae West. The Dirty Snow White" • •
• • Written by:  Zsófia Anna Tóth
• • the issue of race • •
• • Zsófia Anna Tóth wrote: Here again, the class and the social hierarchy are central issues, but also the issue of race is highlighted through a Native American employee, who is treated in an equal way with the whites. 
• • a hint of the devil in Mae West’s performances • •
• • Zsófia Anna Tóth wrote: As I have already mentioned before, there is a hint of the devil in Mae West’s performances, her stories and characters connecting her to the figure of the comic Vice. There is a longstanding tradition behind the relation between Vice and the comic stance in the allegorical manifestation of Sin and Evil; the Vice figure of morality plays was supposed to be performed “in a fashion both sinister and comic” while he (because this character was always a he) was occasionally even considered “as a precursor both of the cynical, ironic villain and of some of the comic figures in Elizabethan drama […]” in literary discourse (Abrams 166).
• • a close tie between the comic and the devil • •  . . .
• • This was Part 27 of a lengthy article. Part 28 will follow tomorrow. 
• • Source: Americana — — E-Journal of American Studies in Hungary; Vol. XI, No. 1, Spring 2015.
• • Released on Monday, 13 March 2006 in England • •
• • Released in the U.K. on Monday, 13 March 2006 was "Mae West, Screen Goddess Collection" (Six Discs).
• • With English language subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing. The half-dozen titles in this collection included "She Done Him Wrong," "I'm No Angel," "Belle of the Nineties," "Klondike Annie," "My Little Chickadee," and "The Heat's On."
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Correspondence was flying back and forth from the Hays Office regarding "It Ain't No Sin" starring Mae West.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: “I'm much too busy to worry about the censor boards. ... If they don’t like me, well, that’s their business. In 'I'm No Angel' only one line was deleted by the censors, and that’s my business."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • Daily Variety mentioned Mae West.
• • Up at Paramount's office, the boys are mourning because Mae West's 'Klondyke Annie' was killed by the censor. They loved to watch a Mae West preview. 'Annie' got the censor's okay in New Zealand and the boys are figuring on how to get four days' leave of absence to see it.  …
• • Source: Item in Variety; published on Wednesday, 8 July 1936
• • The evolution of 2 Mae West plays that keep her memory alive • • 
• • A discussion with Mae West playwright LindaAnn LoSchiavo — — 
• • http://lideamagazine.com/renaissance-woman-new-york-city-interview-lindaann-loschiavo/
• • 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 3916th 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 1932

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