Friday, May 10, 2019

Mae West: Athletic Club

On Thursday, 18 April, 2019, MAE WEST was mentioned in an article movie buffs will want to read.
• • “Ten Los Angeles Locations for Movie Lovers” • •
• • Juliette Fay wrote: Hollywood Athletic Club, 6525 Sunset Boulevard, was founded by Charlie Chaplin, Rudolph Valentino, and Cecil B. DeMille in 1924. It charged a $150 initiation fee and $10 for monthly dues. Membership included John Wayne, John Ford, Douglas Fairbanks Sr., Mary Pickford, Humphrey Bogart, Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Mae West, and Joan Crawford.
• • Juliette Fay wrote: The very first Emmy Awards were hosted there in 1949, and it is now available as a filming location and events hall.
• • This site (6525 Sunset Boulevard) was one of the ten addresses mentioned in this interesting feature.
• • Source: CBS Local; published on Thursday, 18 April, 2019.
• • On Friday, 10 May 1935 in NYC • •
• • On Friday, 10 May 1935, "Goin' to Town" opened in Mae West's hometown at the New York City Paramount.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • On Friday, 10 May 1935 Frank Wallace filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles, California against Mae West declaring she was damaging his reputation and his professional standing by denying they had wed. 
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "Of course, I was simply dressing in a way that would flatter my own rounded figure, and naturally I chose the gowns that would show me off to the best advantage.”
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • NYC Court Papers mentioned the trial of Mae West.
• • N.Y. Prosecutor: The scenes, tableaux, incidents, parts, words, lines, passage, and portions of “The Pleasure Man” charged to depict and deal with the subject of degeneracy and sex perversion.
• • N.Y. Prosecutor: In a high falsetto voice, Stan Stanley exclaims: “Why, it’s a convention.” He then addresses one of these characters, saying, "What are you, Al Jolson?" To which this character replies: “Jolson sings a song on one knee. I sing it on two knees.”
• • N.Y. Prosecutor: Three more of the same type of male characters afterward come onstage, walking and talking in a very effeminate manner . . .
• • Source: District Attorney’s Bill of Particulars; published on Monday, 17 February 1930
• • 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 4,200 blog posts. Wow!  
• • By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started fourteen years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 4210th 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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