Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Mae West: Misbehave Book

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 4 of four sections.
• • “Mae West’s Gross of Free Printers’ Ink Stuff Is a Present-Day Record” • •
• • Will Mae West write for Cosmopolitan Magazine? • •
• • Daily Variety wrote: Hearst's 'Cosmopolitan' Magazine is hot to have Mae West Write a by-lined novelette. Lee Furman, president of Macauley's, is here to get the player to put finishing touches to her new book, 'How to Misbehave'. 
• • [Note: Obviously, Mae West was far too busy to sit down and work on a book, as you can tell from this exciting article in Variety, published in 1933.]
• • No Commercials • •
• • Daily Variety wrote:  Although the only commercial tie-up authorized by Mae West is on Lux soap, and at no remuneration, the. player has been offered a total of $28,000 to sponsor or endorse various articles. The list includes beer, beauty preparations, clothes, hats, bust developers and corsets.
• • Daily Variety wrote:  Her weekly fan mail averaging 1,500 Is far ahead of any other film personality. Five months ago, Paramount started to wake up when Mae West’s fan mail was around 200 letters weekly, which is considered good these days.
• • Daily Variety wrote: ‘She Done Him Wrong' has rolled up a gross of about $3,000,000 to date through wholesale repeat bookings. Paramount will go after percentage deals for West's next, 'I'm No Angel.'
• • These four excerpts conclude this vintage page 3 coverage with this post today, Wednesday.
• • Source: Article in Daily Variety, page 3; published on Tuesday, 19 September 1933.
• • On Thursday, 25 July 1946 • •
• • The famous photo of Mae West with her hand on bodybuilder John Farbotnik's flexed upper arm was taken on Thursday, 25 July 1946 after the muscleman won the Mr. Chicago title.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Mae West, queen of sex, is featured on "The History of Comedy," which airs Sundays at 10pm ET.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: “Every man I meet wants to protect me. I can't figure out what from.”
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • Variety discussed the weekly box office grosses and Mae West’s films.
• • Nothing sensational around the film b.o.'s this week. That is, not unless it is Mae West, who is doing nicely in the second week of the revival of 'She Done Him Wrong' at the Grand Central.
• • Pix played at the Ambassador a few weeks earlier in the summer and most of the neighborhoods, but is still bringing In the dough in such satisfying amounts that already the management Is considering holding the film over another week. …
• • Source: Item in Daily Variety; published on Tuesday, 19 September 1933
• • 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 14th anniversary • •  
• • Thank you for reading, sending questions, and posting comments during these past fourteen 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 4009th 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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