Friday, January 04, 2019

Mae West: Liberated Woman

A charming article on MAE WEST appeared in Vintage News in 2017. Let’s enjoy it together.
• • Mae West did not begin her film career until she was almost 40 years old • •
• • Mae West’s star status was cemented • •
• • Brad Smithfield wrote: By this time, Mae West’s status as a star was cemented. She kept on starring in more movies as the decades of the 20th century went by, many of which she wrote herself. In the long run, even her once immoral jokes became embedded as part of American pop culture.
• • Her life story as a liberated woman • •
• • Brad Smithfield wrote: She would pass away from natural causes two years after her last role in the 1978 film “Sextette” in November 1980, aged 87. Her figure and life story as a liberated woman never afraid to voice her opinion will always be a reminder to people that it is never too late to go after their dreams.
• • This delightful article has now been concluded with this post. Hope you enjoyed it very much.
• • Source: Article by Brad Smithfield for The Vintage News; published on Saturday, 27 May 2017.
• • On Sunday, 4 January 2004 in Philadelphia • •
Mae West as Mlle. FiFi, a brunette
• • Elsa Schiaparelli's involvement with film and theater costume was as remarkable as her fashion line. Her designs appeared in over thirty motion pictures, including "Every Day's a Holiday" starring Mae West and "Moulin Rouge" with Zsa Zsa Gabor.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • New Year’s Resolutions are being made in the film colony. Mae West has resolved to do this: Not to give another interview on "How to Hold a Man." Mae explained, “After all, I've never had one.”
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "Like men? Sure, I've known lots of them, but in later years I've never found one I liked well enough to marry [sic]." 
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • The Bryan Daily Eagle mentioned Mae West.
• • "Mae West's Sister Is Married" • •
• • Beverly West, actress-sister of Mae West, and her manager, Vladimir Baikoff, were married in Chicago. Beverly and her first husband, Count Sergei Treshatny were divorced in 1927.  ...
• • Source: The Bryan Daily Eagle (page 6); published on Monday, 8 January 1934
• • 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 4,100 blog posts. Wow!  
• • By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started fourteen years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 4120th 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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• • Mae West • onscreen in 1937

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