Monday, February 28, 2011

Mae West: Pistol in Your Pocket

The nimble mind of MAE WEST was always working.
• • According to The Yale Book of Quotations [New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, p. 809], Mae West was returning from Chicago. It was during February 1936. A Los Angeles police officer was assigned to meet her at the railway station to escort her home. The Paramount Pictures star alighted from the train and joked: "Is that a pistol in your pocket — — or are you just glad to see me?"
• • Mae West also delivered her popular line on film to George Hamilton in her last full-length feature, Sextette [1978]. Many parodists have copied it.
• • This incident in February 1936 — — 75 years ago — — is a nice way to close out February 2011. We will be back tomorrow.
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• • Photo: • • Mae West • • target practice in 1934 • •
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