• • Mae West Goes into Training • •
• • Her secluded San Fernando Valley ranch • •
• • United Press writer Henry Sutherland wrote: When not working, and while reading, writing or just resting. La West spends most of her time in her silken-sheeted bed. a practice which develops more curves than even West can use in her business.
• • Henry Sutherland wrote: After a month or two of idleness, she has just a few less than the C. B. & Q. Railroad, and has to dispense with some of the bolder lines before going into a new opera.
• • Henry Sutherland wrote: Interest in pictures of the Mae West reduction works would vary according to costume. Mae West on a bicycle would be something, but Mae West on a bicycle wearing shorts would be sensational.
• • when galloping her trusty percheron • •
• • Henry Sutherland wrote: However, there's not much hope for that, since this column is informed that she goes discreetly attired in slacks. Miss West also rides side-saddle when galloping her trusty percheron (i.e., a draft horse).
• • Source: The Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, PA); published on Saturday, 3 April 1937
• • On Sunday, 23 January 1927 • •
• • The New York Herald Tribune sent a journalist to cover "Sex" and this newspaper printed perhaps the longest diatribe against Mae West's play in their weekend edition on Sunday, 23 January 1927.
• • Since when is it fair to mock an actress because she's carrying a few extra pounds, eh? A stunning example of what misogynists scratch out when lost for words or unable to make valid points about a woman's play they fail to understand. Pitiful excuse for a review.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Thieves have beset Mae West and she has gone about escorted by grim and burly bodyguards who looked as if they were hand-picked by the casting department for the part. Acid throwers have made dire threats.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "That picture was a mistake from the word 'Shoot!'''
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • The United Press mentioned Mae West.
• • “Hollywood Round-Up” • •
• • United Press writer Henry Sutherland wrote: First “Eligible Bachelor" to be entertained by Mae West in a publicity tie-up for her new picture, “Go West, Young Man,” is Guy Baker, Cleveland adman, 45 years old. That makes him either two years older or two younger than La West. Best calculations place her age at 43 although some self-constituted “authorities” say she is 47. . . .
• • Source: United Press syndicated column; published on Friday, 23 October 1936
• • 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 4,100 blog posts. Wow!• • By the Numbers • •
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