Friday, October 12, 2018

Mae West: Lovelorn Woes

On Thursday, 10 October 1935, MAE WEST was in the newspaper, discussing her next career move. Put your tongue in your cheek and follow along. This is Part 1 of 2 segments.
• • “The Lovelorn Tell Their Woes to Mae West, Ask Her Help” • • 
• • Mae West isn't worrying about what she is going to do when, and if, she ever leaves the acting profession.
• • In fact, Miss West plans to set herself up as an 'advice to the lovelorn' expert and answer the hordes of letters she receives daily with romantic queries.
• • Here are some dilemmas the fans feel Mae must know something about:
• • How can I get a man? How can I hold a man? How can I make him pop the question? Did I do something wrong? These sorts of problems make up the bulk of questions that are daily received by Paramount's blonde charmer, currently starring in “Goin' to Town,” which plays at The Smithfield Theatre, Monday and Tuesday Oct. 14-15.
• • “But I got nothin' to tell 'em that they don't already know,” insists Mae West. “The only way to hold a man is to make yourself more attractive and more satisfying than any other woman.”
• • Mae looks over her letter pile and selects a few envelopes. “I receive many letters from young girls who tell me they'll die if so-and-so doesn't pay some attention to them. That is the wrong attitude.”
• • What’s the right attitude, Mae? • •  …
• • Part 2 will appear on Monday.
• • Source: The Smithfield Times [Isle of Wight County, Virginia]; published on Thursday, 10 October 1935.
• • On Thursday, 12 October 1933 • •
• • The premiere of "I'm No Angel," starring Mae West was held on Thursday, 12 October 1933 in Hollywood. A triumphant date in Hollywood for the Brooklyn bombshell.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • If you can mention Adolf Hitler and Mae West in the first paragraph of a book proposal, you're probably in good shape.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: “I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported.”
• • Mae West said: “I've been in Who's Who and I know what's what, but it's the first time I ever made the dictionary.”
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A radio publication mentioned Mae West.
• • Ordinarily if such a charge had been made against a commentator as calling certain people "damn fools" — — as was made against Walter Winchell, Mr. Fly and the FCC would have been ranting all over the place in righteous indignation Just as they did in the Mae West case where about all they had on rifee was the inflection she used in saying something that was construed to be suggestive. …
• • Source: Heinl Radio Business Letter; published on Tuesday, 16 February 1943
• • 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 4,000 blog posts. Wow!  
• • By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started fourteen years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 4061st 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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