Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Mae West: Fully Developed

The Palm Beach Post-Times wrote an interesting piece about MAE WEST. This is Part 1 of two sections.
• • “Mae West: Juice and Water, Please” • •   
• • LOS ANGELES, Calif.  Mae West lives in a five-room apartment in a quiet section of old Los Angeles, near the Truth Chapel. She is a startlingly beautiful woman with alabaster skin, wide-set sapphire blue eyes, framed with long black eyelashes and a trace of eyeshadow. For a quick moment before she spoke, I wondered if I were faced with a stand-in, a lady some 40 years younger than Miss West's chronological age. I wondered aloud if she had heard of the wine inspector who had said once, “The 1921 (vintages) were like Mae West, fully developed from the start.”
• • Mae West said, "I don't drink and I don't smoke.” She quickly added with a laugh, “But I really think I should have tasted that." 
• • I asked her how it felt to be the only star in show business to have her name in the dictionary.
• • "You know how it all started, don't you?" • •  . . .
• • This is Part 1 and the conclusion will be posted tomorrow.
• • Source:  The Palm Beach Post-Times; published on Sunday, 21 September 1969. 
• • On Sunday, 2 May 1982 • •
• • In the United States the bio-pic "Mae West" was shown on TV on Sunday, 2 May 1982. Actress Ann Jillian was cast in the title role. To announce this, Chicago TV Week Magazine put a beautiful photo of Mae on their cover; this issue was dated for May 2nd, too.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Mae West is memorable for a phrase she used during the weeks prior to her Homecoming Weekend: "Call me anything — — but call me often."
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "I think Dior looks good on Dior."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • The Film Daily mentioned Mae West.
• • Ralph Wilk wrote: Hollywood — Emanuel Cohen has signed Warren William for three films to be made by his Major Pictures unit for Paramount release in the year ahead. His first role will be opposite Mae West in the screen version of "Personal Appearance."  . . .
• • Source: Item in West Coast Bureau of Film Daily; published on Wednesday, 22 July 1936  
• • 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 3950th 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 comment:

  1. I always enjoy reading your Mae West blog. I got a kick out of your posting today re Mae being citied in dictionaries. A few years back I purchased a huge Webster's Dictionary that had provenance of having belonged to the great lady, with a stamp "property of Mae West." An auction held last summer in L.A. featured a photo of the 2nd bedroom in Mae's Ravenswood Apartment home, and there is the dictionary on a shelf. Funny thing though, this huge book is an earlier edition and does NOT have the "Mae West" citation in it. How ironic!