Monday, May 21, 2018

Mae West: Not Lonely

On Wednesday, 24 May 2018, MAE WEST was in the news. This is Part 1.
• • Mae West and The Beatles — — She Was NOT lonely and did not want to join their band. • • 
• • Written by Liz Smith and Denis Ferrara • •
• • “What would I be doing in a lonely hearts club band?!”
• • That's what Mae West said when she was approached by artists Jann Haworth and Peter Blake, who designed the famous celebrity cover for The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album. They wished to include her.
• • “It is better to be looked over than overlooked.”
• • I just love this story! It is so Mae!
• • Miss West was perhaps the most joyfully deluded narcissist in movie history. She was Billy Wilder’s first choice to play Norma Desmond in “Sunset Boulevard.”
• • Yes, Mae refused. • • . . .
• • This is Part 1 of four segments. To be continued tomorrow.
• • Source: Article written by Liz Smith and Denis Ferrara; published on Wednesday, 24 May 2017.
• • On Thursday, 21 May 1992 • •
• • The paperback version of "Mae West: Empress of Sex" by Maurice Leonard was released on Thursday, 21 May 1992. Mr. Leonard took a smirking view of Mae and his insulting book (lacking any footnotes) is not worth reading.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • There are no missing husbands in her life, Mae West says, because "no guy ever led me to the altar." [sic]
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "If we can send a man to the moon, why don’t we send all of 'em?"
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • United Press mentioned Mae West.
• • 'Diamond Lil' Club in Riverside Faces Mae West Suit • •
• • LOS ANGELES [U.P.I.] — Actress Mae West, armed with a court ruling that she is the one and only “Diamond Lil,” has filed a new suit to stop a performer and a Riverside night club from using the name.
• • Miss West, 73, filed suit in Superior Court Tuesday against Marie Lind for billing herself as “Diamond Lil." The suit also named Jack Beauvill, who runs the night club named "Diamond Lil” in Riverside.
• • On Nov. 30, 1964 Miss Marie Lind was permanently enjoined from using the name by Superior Court Judge Alfred Gitelson, who claimed the public would be confused into thinking she was Miss West. . . .
• • Source: U.P.I. news rpt in Desert Sun; published on Wednesday, 18 May 1966 
• • 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 3963rd 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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