• • Old-school film ‘My Little Chickadee’ unites generations under classic cinema • •
• • Nina Young wrote: Los Angeles’ blend of midnight movies, cult screenings and historic theaters offers late-night scares and childhood nostalgia back in the theater. Join columnist Nina Young as she attends different cult screenings each week to find out why audiences stay out so late after dark.
• • Nina Young wrote: I should have attended the Old Town Music Hall’s “My Little Chickadee” screening in a corset, bustle and giant feathered hat to embrace the night’s vintage ambiance.
• • Nina Young wrote: The Friday night event sucked attendees into a time warp of over 70 years, drowning out the modern world with a Mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ before playing the comedy-Western classic for attendees.
• • “My Little Chickadee” relies on its comedic leads playing off one another • • . . .
• • This delightful article will be continued on the next post.
• • Source: The Daily Bruin (a student newspaper at UCLA, Los Angeles); published on Tuesday, 20 November 2018.
• • On Tuesday, 30 November 1948 • •
• • Brooks Atkinson reviewed the New Jersey revival of "Diamond Lil" and his comments were printed in The New York Times on Tuesday, 30 November 1948 (on page 2). The title was "Mae West Hits Montclair" and Brooks Atkinson called Mae West "the goddess of sex."
• • In his admiring review of her 1948 reinvigorated Bowery queen romp through her popular "naughty nineties" hit, The New York Times drama critic Brooks Atkinson admitted he was moved to acknowledge what he called — — in an atypically poetic effusion — — ''the sublime fatalism of the entire business,'' and he went on to ask: ''Is she kidding or is she serious?''
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • In her article, Mae West: Once Upon our Time, published in Show in January 1963, Arbus opens with, “On her seventy-first birthday, Mae West feasted on a rhinestone-studded birthday cake.”
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: “I’d rather be looked over than overlooked.”
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An American daily paper mentioned Mae West.
• • “Weight Counts Among Small Men” • •
• • Chalky Wright, a former chauffeur for provocative Mae West of Hollywood cinema fame, tips the beam a mere 126 pounds. Both Overlin and Soose are hard pressed to keep within the 160 pound limit of the middleweight division.
• • Prior to Chalky Wright's acquisition of the feather-weight diadem a few months ago, still another Negro ring campaigner ran an identical gauntlet. We prefer to call it a gauntlet, because the record clearly reveals that Negro fighters have either had to concede huge chunks of weight to classy white opponents, or choose some other field of work. …
• • Source: item in Indianapolis Recorder; published on Saturday, 29 November 1941
• • 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 4095th 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 • • reading the script on the set in 1940 • •
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