Thursday, January 10, 2019

Mae West: Sexual Force

A charming article on MAE WEST appeared in The Saturday Evening Post. Let’s enjoy a sampling of it together.
• • The author Lewis H. Lapham was born in the month of January, on 8 January 1935.
• • “Let Me Tell You About Mae West” • •
• • Mae West had aged by the year 1964, but the inner Mae hadn’t changed at all. • •
• • Lewis H. Lapham wrote: At the age of 71, Miss West still possesses overwhelming sexual force. It comes and goes, like distant music heard across a fairgrounds on a summer night, but it is there. She first appeared before the public in 1900, at the age of 7, on the stage of the Royal Theater in Brooklyn, billed as the “baby vamp.”
• • Lewis H. Lapham wrote: When she was 17, she married a song-and-dance man named Frank Wallace (her only marriage) [sic] and stayed with him for the duration of one road tour through Pennsylvania and Illinois. Ever since then, she has usually had several men attached to her at the same time, more often than not brawling over her in bars and hotel rooms, a state of affairs she considers both natural and appropriate.  . . .
• • To be continued on the next post.
• • Source: Saturday Evening Post; published on Saturday, 14 November 1964.
• • On Thursday, 10 January 1935 in Los Angeles • •
• • A newspaper gossip column reported on Thursday, 10 January 1935 that actress Lyda Roberti [1906 — 1938] lives in the same apartment building as Mae West, George Burns and Gracie Allen, George Raft, and Ida Lupino. The Ravenswood at 570 North Rossmore was the address, of course.
• • 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:  “A woman like me needs to be an event.”
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A California daily mentioned Mae West.
• • 10 ‘Tackles’ Tabbed by Mr. Blackwell • •
• • Mr. Earl Blackwell wrote:  "Mae West: High Camp exploding in a Bon Bon Factory!” . . .
• • Source: Item in Desert Sun; published on Friday, 9 January 1970
• • 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 4124th 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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