• • Dali’s Mae West Lips Sofa at risk of leaving the UK • •
• • Arts Minister steps in to prevent iconic sofa from export • •
• • Together they created a wondrous assortment of Victorian, Regency and Surrealist design, with intentionally shocking Surrealist objects filling the spaces and surfaces of the house.
• • Five Mae West Lips Sofas were made in total; all in 1938. This particular version of the sofa was altered by Edward James from the other versions to make it an integral part of the decoration of Monkton House and to fit with his vision for a Surrealist interior.
• • Its dimensions, textiles and colour differ from other versions, and it was also elongated to give the lips a more satisfactory appearance.
• • Arts Minister John Glen said: This iconic piece is considered to be the single most important example of Surrealist furniture ever made in Britain. I very much hope that a buyer comes forward to keep this unique item in the UK. . . .
• • To be concluded tomorrow, on May 18.
• • Image: The unique sofa customized for Monkton House.
• • Source: Arts Minister John Glen; published on Friday, 17 November 2017.
• • On Tuesday, 17 November 1936 • •
• • An article on the favorite dishes of top movie stars in the 1930s mentioned Mae West. The Sydney Morning Herald commented: Mae West always has a salad, which has been named after her. Sydney Morning Herald added: The chefs of the Brown Derby have supplied the following recipes for the dish.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Eli Oberstein, who recently concluded a deal with La Scala to record operas as they are being performed before regular audiences, wants to do the same thing with Mae West and Dorothy Ricker.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "I hear Marilyn and Jane are tryin' to build themselves up with their sex appeal. Well, they haven*t got what it takes. They're artificial. They haven't arrived yet."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • Entertainment Magazine mentioned Mae West.
• • Chip Deffaa wrote: Born either 100 or 101 years ago this week (on Aug. 17), depending on what source you believe, Mae West is still the most contemporary of female stars — a knowing embodiment of both Hollywood power (she wrote or co-wrote most of her films) and sexual liberation long before the latter term came into use. West’s ability to make fun of sex — and effectively tap into subconscious fears of it — made her, by 1935, the nation’s highest-paid woman in any field. Though some of her films seem makeshift, West herself is never less than irresistibly entertaining. . . .
• • Source: Article by Chip Deffaa; published on Friday, 13 August 1993
• • 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 3961st 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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