Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Mae West: "Mm-m-m-m!"

Hollywood columnist Paul Harrison interviewed MAE WEST in 1936. This is Part 2.
• • Paul Harrison wrote:  Ask the names of a few of her favorite historical characters and you will get "Mm-m-m-m," which means nothing at all.
• • Modern Woman? • •
• • Paul Harrison wrote: Bah! Her general ideas on today’s modern women are not flattering.
• • "There's no mystery about 'em any more,” Mae West told me. “Women did better when they required a lot of attention from men, more waiting-on. In the old days even the 'bad women' were at least glamorous. Glamorous — you know what I mean? — and fascinating. Such women today are just plain cheap — — not even good chiselers." 
• • Paul Harrison wrote:  No exhibitionist off the set, she checks her calculated mannerisms and hippy strut at the studio.
• • Her Own Author • •   . . .
• • This is Part 2. Part 3 will be posted tomorrow.
• • Source: Syndicated article (page 11) by Paul Harrison rpt in The Racine Journal-Times (Racine, Wisconsin); published on Wednesday, 19 February 1936.
• • On Saturday, 8 May 1926 • •
• • Unflattering comments about Mae West's play "Sex" (the phrase "street sweepings" was in the description) were printed in The New Yorker, issue dated for Saturday, 8 May 1926.  Awww. Somebody was not swayed by all that free beer Mae was pouring backstage. Tch.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Mae signed a contract to perform the play "Sextette" at the Edgewater Beach Playhouse. Her salary was pegged at $5,500 per week and she would also share in 33 1/3 (gross) of the box office.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: “I feel like a million tonight. But one at a time.”
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An interview with Chuck McCann mentioned Mae West.
• • Chuck McCann portrayed W. C. Fields in the TV movie "Mae West."
• • Billy Ingram wrote: Turns out Chuck and his wife were friends with Mae West and he shares stories of the immortal comedienne and how she had a mini-comeback in the 1970s thanks to his wife Betty, a former agent and Vice President at the William Morris Agency. ...
• • Source: Interview: "TV Party with Billy Ingram"; on 8 May 2007
• • 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 3954th 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 1926

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