Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Mae West: McLellan Galleries

Learn how MAE WEST put her stamp on Glasgow, Scotland in 1947. This is Part 2.
• • “Those Were the Days 1947: Mae West, about to put her stamp on Glasgow” • •
• • They don’t make them like Mae West anymore. • •
• • Russell Leadbetter wrote: Diamond Lil is the kind of a bad girl made familiar by the movies — — one with a heart of gold.”
• • Russell Leadbetter wrote: As for Mae West, the star of the show, she “is all that one expected, and something more. The husky voice, the blonde hair, the famous figure, and the shimmy — — for she shimmies rather than walks — — are all there, with typical wisecracks added.”
• • McLellan Galleries in Glasgow • •
• • Russell Leadbetter wrote: Mae West was in town for the show’s run, which meant that, come the 20th — — the day, incidentally, of the wedding at Westminster Abbey between Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip — — Mae was called upon to open the British Philatelic Exhibition, at the McLellan Galleries in Glasgow city centre.
• • This was Part 2 of two segments.  We hope you enjoyed it.
• • Source: Article by Russell Leadbetter for The Herald Scotland; posted on Thursday, 19 April 2018.
• • On Wednesday, 30 May 1934 • •
• • One more installment of the very interesting week-long article "Mae West in Roads of Romance" by Harry Lee and Winfield Meggs, Side Glances columnists and illustrators for The Winnipeg Evening Tribune, was published on Wednesday, 30 May 1934.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Marlon Brando, Warren Beatty, Stewart Granger, Mae West — — some of Hollywood's greatest stars were also its worst advertisement, says the London newspaper The Guardian.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  “Although your conscience depends on what's found out, there is no husband on my conscience.”
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A paper in Australia mentioned Mae West.
• • “Mae West to Star Again on the Silver Screen” • •
• • Mae West will star in the motion picture "Goodness Me" for Arthur Rank in England. It is
her first screen picture in two years.  . . .
• • Source: Item on page 1 of Goulburn Evening Post (NSW); published on Monday, 5 July 1954
• • 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 3970th 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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• • Mae West • arriving in Glasgow, Scotland in 1947

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