Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Mae West: Value of Gems

On Thursday, 16 July 1936 Associated Press discussed jewelry owned by MAE WEST and other major players in Hollywood.
• • “Harold Lloyd Leads All Filmland as Value of Jewels Told” • • 
• • By Walter B. Clausen (Associated Press Writer)
• • HOLLYWOOD, July 15. A man lists the most valuable jewels among Hollywood's movie stars. Harold Lloyd is the man. Norma Shearer admits first place with jewels among actresses.
• • Charles Chaplin is the wealthiest star. Mary Pickford is the wealthiest actress.
• • Joan Crawford ranks next to Norma Shearer with jewels. Both Tom Mix and Joe E. Brown have more jewelry than Diamond Lil — — Mae West.
• • These are some of the facts written into the year's records of the county tax collector. . . .
• • Jewelry assessments on the tax list include Harold Lloyd $30,000, Norma Shearer $11,800, Joan Crawford $10,000, Tom Mix, $7,500, Joe E. Brown $5,000, Constance Bennett $3,500, Mae West $3,500.
• • Mae West retains her figure the same as last year, $4,600 of which $3,500 is jewels.
• • Source: Item on page 1 in San Bernardino Sun; published on Thursday, 16 July 1936.
• • On Sunday, 17 July 1932 • •
• • Interviewed for The L.A. Times by California reporter Muriel Babcock,  Mae West told her, "The screen doesn't require as much acting of a certain type. The camera catches the slightest facial movements, the slightest twitch of an eye." The complete interview appeared in the weekend edition on Sunday, 17 July 1932.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Wonder how Mae West would look as a redhead and Kay Francis as a blonde.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "I'm going to change my tempo and work very, very fast. This picture needs a big lift to pick up the speed and wake an audience up."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • Variety mentioned Mae West.
• • When Mae West finished up in “Go West, Young Man,” for Emanuel Cohen, in 40 shooting days, the happy producer tossed a binge for the entire outfit.  . . .
• • Source: Item in Variety; published on Wednesday, 7 October 1936
• • Photo: As Mavis Arden, Mae West tries to seduce a naive country fellow (played by Randolph Scott) after her limousine breaks down during her personal appearance tour for her latest film "Drifting Lady"
• • 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 4003rd 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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