Friday, May 25, 2018

Mae West: Tuna and Gherkins

Some of the favorite foods of MAE WEST appear in the delightful blog Silver Screen Suppers written with zest and humor by Jenny from Norwich, England (which will explain some of the British-isms in her recipes and unusual ingredients such as beetroot).
• • “Mae West’s Salada de Tuna” • •
• • Jenny wrote: I was craving Mae’s salad for lunch when I was at the supermarket today so I tried to remember what was in it on the hoof. So this is basically Mae’s recipe with the addition of a few things I had knocking around the fridge — — lettuce, rocket, some beetroot and a few cubes of avocado.  It was bloody delicious.
• • Tuna and Gherkins • •
• • Jenny wrote: I have just checked the recipe and I wasn’t far off: tuna fish, hard boiled egg, gherkins, mayonnaise and olives — — all of these I remembered. I forgot lemon juice and celery. But I think Mae wouldn’t mind a little variation on the theme.
• • Source: Silver Screen Suppers written by Jenny; posted on Sunday, 15 April 2012.
• • On Monday, 25 May 1936 • •
• • Sydney, Sunday — — Australians will not be permitted to view Mae West's latest picture, 'Klondyke Annie,' as the Federal film censorship has placed a ban on it, explained Brisbane's  Courier-Mail in an article printed on Monday, 25 May 1936.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Chatting with Warren William, her leading man, divulged that though he makes love to Miss West onscreen — — off the set they are still strangers — — he has never had an invitation to "come up" and see her sometime.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: “Each motion picture I do has to be better than my last. Because I’m never satisfied.”
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • The French author Colette mentioned Mae West.
• • Colette wrote:  […] I am looking at stills of “She Done Him Wrong.” During the short and restrained hand-to-hand struggle between the two women, two breasts, white, powerful, strongly attached to her torso, all but spring nude out of Mae West’s bodice. She has the short neck, the round cheek of a young blonde butcher. Her arms are athletic, the cloth of the clinging dress creases, rides up from the well-fleshed thighs onto her authentic buttocks.  . . .
• • Source:  Colette, Le Cinéaucteurs, “Le Journal”, 7 January 1934, transl. in Colette at the Movies: Criticism and Screenplay, edited by Alain and Odette Virmaux, Frederick Ungar Publishing Co., NY; published in 1980
• • 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 3967th 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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