Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Mae West: 1,200 Newspapers

MAE WEST was telling the news men, “Yeah, they kinda went for me.” Even Variety, who had much to say against the Brooklyn bombshell, was forced to admit this in print. This is Part 3 of four sections.
• • “Mae West’s Gross of Free Printers’ Ink Stuff Is a Present-Day Record” • •
• • Editors vying for the life story of Mae West • •
• • Daily Variety wrote: Life story of the player is the popular line of the writers at the moment.
• • Daily Variety wrote: KEA recently prepared a three installments series and Adela Rogers St. John has been commissioned by 'Liberty Magazine' to write a six-part serialization of Mae West's life story for immediate publication.
• • Daily Variety wrote: Moreover, 1,200 newspapers have already placed orders for another 'life story' which has been written in 16,000 words and eight installments, as announced by Blake McVeigh of the Paramount publicity staff. 'True Confessions' will shortly burst forth with another angle on the same Mae West theme.
• • Daily Variety wrote:  Jim Tully is lining up an article on her, requested by 'Vanity Fair.' 'Vogue' has one in the current issue and 'Harper's Bazaar' is pursuing the same line with stories and art, and a yarn on the player herself is due in the coming issue of  'American Mercury.’  'Time' went for a full page article and ‘Life' broke down a few weeks ago to put a Mae West cartoon on the front cover — the first time this periodical has recognized a film player in that manner.
• • Will Mae West write for Cosmopolitan Magazine? • •  . . .
• • These excerpts will continue and conclude on Wednesday.
• • Source: Article in Daily Variety, page 3; published on Tuesday, 19 September 1933.
• • On Thursday, 24 July 1997 • •
• • The book "Three Plays by Mae West: Sex, The Drag, The Pleasure Man" was published on Thursday, 24 July 1997.  The book's editor was Lillian Schlissel.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • MGM story department head Albert Lewin commissioned modern master Richard Neutra to build one of his “machines in the garden” in Santa Monica, California.  The finished product was a narrow, curving masterpiece, “gold and creamy white,” that was later occupied by Mae West. Ever conscious of her likewise creamy complexion, Mae West never ventured onto the beach to bask in the sun and tan.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: :She who laughs lasts."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • “How Comedy Makes History” • •
• • Hilary Atkin wrote:  As with previous installments, “Carnal Knowledge“ features interviews and clips of comedy kings, queens and legends across the decades including Richard Pryor, Mae West, Woody Allen, Lily Tomlin and Judd Apatow and films known for sexual humor . . .
• • Source: Article for TV Week; published on Friday, 13 July 2018  
• • 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 4,000 blog posts. Wow!  
• • By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started fourteen years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 4008th 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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