Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Mae West: Degenerate Topic

Many great minds have contemplated MAE WEST — — but great minds don’t think alike. Academic and author Chase Dimock has written an interesting article on Mae as a playwright. This is Part 27.
• • Why Don’t You Come Up Sometime and Queer Me? • •
• • Reclaiming Mae West as Author and Sexual Philosopher • •
• • “There is a cure for this thing!” • •
• • Chase Dimock wrote: Just as the doctor replies “there is a cure for this thing,” he is interrupted as his daughter enters the room, and the debate ends for the play as the Doctor attends to her marital woes that begin the drama of the play.
• • Chase Dimock wrote: The argument between the Doctor and the Judge is obviously skewed to make the audience sympathize with the Doctor’s argument. In the same way that the Doctor is blind to how his biases on normality and abnormality actually produce the homosexual as a degenerate subject, the Judge fails to see that his burden of adjudicating millions of homosexuals is a product of the legal system branding the homosexual as a criminal body. There is no criminal outside of a legal system that deems his behavior criminal. Thus, the law does not police already existing criminals, but instead the law creates the criminal and then arrests him.
• • the naturalization of criminality • • …
• • His article will be concluded on Wednesday’s post.
• • Source: As It Ought to Be
• • Chase Dimock, who teaches Literature and Composition at College of the Canyons, is Managing Editor of As It Ought to Be.
• • On Saturday, 9 October 1948 • •
• • If you were reading The Los Angeles Times on Saturday, 9 October 1948, then you would have seen this headline: "Writers Ask Retrial in $100,000 Suit Against Mae West."
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • When you consider Madame Du Barry and Nell Gwynne, it is evident that Mae West has made a mistake in confining her immorality to stage and screen.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "The hippies — — the young people — — are wearing 'em like this now, with two diamond rings per finger. I started the trend myself, years ago."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A student at Stanford University mentioned Mae West.
• • In 1934, she wrote this unsigned letter.
• • So far, the Stanford men I have met seem to prefer the Mae West type to all others. I trust that Mr. Jorgensen realizes that the Farm is now and forever a man's institution, and that we women are simply what you make us.  …
• • Source: "Campus Opinion" in The Stanford Daily; published on Monday, 8 October 1934
• • The evolution of 2 Mae West plays that keep her memory alive • • 
• • A discussion with Mae West playwright LindaAnn LoSchiavo — — 
• • http://lideamagazine.com/renaissance-woman-new-york-city-interview-lindaann-loschiavo/
• • 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 4,000 blog posts. Wow!  
• • By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started fourteen years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 4060th 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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