Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Mae West: Jingle Belle

MAE WEST got diamonds for Christmas on Tuesday, 25 December 1934.
• • "Santa Leaves Gems in Socks of Film Stars" • •
• • "Mae West Gets Diamonds; Ruby Keeler Sapphires; Gracie Toys" • •
• • Hollywood — Dec. 25 — United Press — Film folk and their children awoke today to find any and all manner of gifts in their stockings. Gems and jewelry were the most popular, perhaps, for the adults, but it fell upon Norman Taurog [1899 — 1981] to be the Santa Claus to give the most unique gift. Out in the garden of the Taurog home the director's daughter, Patsy Ann, found a miniature merry-go-round all set up and ready to whirl. With five wooden horses, it was complete in every detail down to the electric piano.
• • "Diamonds for Mae" • •
• • Diamonds sparkled at the home of Mae West. "Diamond Lil" justified her screen sobriquet by giving "sparklers" to her sister, brother, and father. A necklace, studded with similar stones, was the present she received in return.  ...
• • Source: Syndicated article "Mae West Gets Diamonds; Ruby Keeler Sapphires; Gracie Has Toys" printed in The Ogden-Standard Examiner; published on Tuesday evening on 25 December 1934.
• • On Saturday, 25 December 1937 • •
• • The article "Mae West's Eve Brings Eden's Curse on Radio — Apology, Alibi, Indignation and Investigation" was printed in Motion Picture Herald on Saturday, 25 December 1937.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Mae West took an enema every day. When someone suggested this unorthodox regimen would not be approved by any doctor, Mae replied, ''Naturally. It kept me from going to any of them.''
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "Every day's a holiday, Santa Claus, and the biggest and best one is right around the corner."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • Sabina Stent discussed Mae West.
• • British freelancer Dr. Sabina Stent wrote: Mae West’s legs were always covered. Even on the rare occasion when she is wearing “ordinary” heels, she is sitting.
• • Sabina Stent pondered: Did we ever see Mae West walk in a regular shoe? . . .
• • Sabina Stent’s fascinating article will be continued on Thursday, 26 December 2019. Come up to read Part 6 . . .
• • Source: Santa-season , Issue 2; posted in December 2019
• • 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 15th anniversary • • 
• • Thank you for reading, sending questions, and posting comments during these past fifteen years. Not long ago, we entertained 3,497 visitors. And we reached a milestone recently when we completed 4,300 blog posts. Wow! 
• • By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started fifteen years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 4,374th 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 • • an updated red-green version of Mae (copied from Modern Screen's September 1933 issue) • •
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