Monday, May 28, 2018

Mae West: "Goodness Me"

On Friday, 28 May 1954, MAE WEST offered a news item on page 2 that was printed in the column Don Iddon’s American Diary, which featured tidbits directly from his New York office.
• • Don Iddon wrote: Mae West is going to England for Arthur Rank to star in 'Goodness Me,' her first picture in two years.
• • Don Iddon wrote: Miss West says, “I was successful in London plays, and I hope I'm equally successful in the film.”
• • Note: No doubt her plans for “The Mae West Review” stalled this project.
• • J. Arthur Rank [22 December 1888 — 29 March 1972] never got the chance to work with Mae West on this film, unfortunately.
• • Source: Don Iddon’s American Diary in The Advertiser; published on Friday, 28 May 1954.
• • On Monday, 28 May 1934 • •
• • The Australian audience embraced "the new star" in their midst when their movie houses showed "She Done Him Wrong" down under. But their local critics did not have the same reaction to "I'm No Angel."
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Starring Mae West, “She Done Him Wrong” is a story of the Bowery, a notorious section of New York City, during the gay nineties, with its collection of wide open saloons, 'tough men,' and frivolous women.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: “ I wrote the story myself. It's all about a girl who lost her reputation but never missed it.”
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A daily columnist mentioned Mae West.
• • Dorothy Kilgallen wrote: Television's troubles are over, obviously; the new era of Intelligent programming is almost with us. Mae West, that eminent psychologist, is about to do a series titled "Mae West Tells All About Love."
• • Dorothy Kilgallen wrote: Mae West told me: Teen-age problems are vital and important not only to teen-agers themselves — — but to everyone. Get an insight into teen-age dilemmas and their solutions by an experienced counselor in "Mae West Tells All About Love," in which she will answer letters from video viewers with problems of the heart. . . .
• • Source: Item in “The Voice of Broadway” syndicated column; published on Sunday, 24 August 1958
• • 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 3968th 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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