• • Why Don’t You Come Up Sometime and Queer Me? • •
• • Reclaiming Mae West as Author and Sexual Philosopher • •
• • a rigid structure • •
• • The dialogue below is quoted from “The Drag” written by Mae West.
• • Judge: And what is your whole profession but theory?
• • Doctor: Theory nothing, we work on fact.
• • Judge: You theorize before you find the fact…
• • Chase Dimock wrote: Far from determining whether legal or medical paradigms of thought supply a more truthful or useful paradigm of inquiry, what the argument reveals is that they are ultimately the same. Both adhere to a rigid structure of knowledge production that can only create judgments based on the parameters of its own internal logic. The difference is that law is considered a thoroughly subjective, human institution and science is considered to be an objective observation of the natural world around us. Law is premised on value, science is premised on truth.
• • The debate over homosexuality • • …
• • His article will be continued on the next post.
• • Source: As It Ought to Be
• • Chase Dimock, who teaches Literature and Composition at College of the Canyons, is Managing Editor of As It Ought to Be.
• • On Sunday, 28 September 1930 • •
• • Mae West decided to take her play "Sex" on the road during August 1930. The N.Y. Times reported that "Sex" was booked in the Midwest. The engagement at the Garrick Theatre in Chicago began on Sunday, 28 September 1930.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • The first time Mae West was busted, she got third billing. She made sure that never happened again.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "Don’t let a man put anything over you ‘cept an umbrella."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An article about the closing of the Latin Casino mentioned Mae West.
• • Stu Bykofsky wrote: We are sitting in the living room of Eddie's Port Richmond rowhouse, discussing the dreamy days when Cherry Hill was a hub of the entertainment world thanks to the Latin Casino, which was neither Latin nor a casino. It called itself the Showplace of the Stars and the stars could fill the heavens — from Milton Berle and Mae West to Donna Summer and Ray Charles, Sammy Davis Jr. and Liza Minnelli. …
• • Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer; published on Tuesday, 18 September 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 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 4053rd 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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• • Photo: • • Mae West • • a publicity poster in 1926 • •
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