Monday, October 29, 2018

Mae West: Sherman Folks

Her celebrity solidified by Hollywood movies, MAE WEST bought a modest house with a 1,596-square-foot interior, a generous lawn, and a backyard pool. Mature pine trees, palms, plantings, and a lawn fill out the approximately 6,000-square-foot lot. A decade ago, a buyer purchased it. Now it’s back on the market. Let’s read about it and dream of the Brooklyn bombshell enjoying her life there. This is Part 1 of 3 parts.
• • Hollywood Bad Girl Mae West's Sherman Oaks Home Listed • •
• • The historic Spanish villa that early Hollywood iconoclast Mae West once owned in Sherman Oaks is now for sale. • •
• • Paige Austin, Patch Staff wrote: SHERMAN OAKS, CA — Five years after she solidified her Hollywood sex-symbol status in "Night After Night," Mae West bought this charming Sherman Oaks Spanish villa.
• • Paige Austin wrote: Built in 1937, the little home sits behind tall hedges in the Chandler Estates. It boasts charming original details such as white brick masonry, classic Spanish tile, dramatic arches and soaring wood beamed ceilings. It has a classic veranda and a formal dining room.
• • Address and details • • . . .
• • Part 2 continues on the next post.
• • Source: Article in Patch (California); published on Thursday, 18 October 2018.
• • On Wednesday, 29 October 1930 • •
• • "Mae West is getting ready to shock the smaller burgs," noted Variety in its issue dated for Wednesday, 29 October 1930.  The touring company Mae assembled for her play "Sex" was already wrapping up its Chicago engagement. "Sex" was booked into theatres in Detroit, St. Louis, and Cleveland, where Mae starred onstage in the role of Margy LaMont.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • The gala premiere on Saturday, 29 October 1932, revealed that "Night After Night" was only 73 minutes long. No one remembers anything about this film except for the hilarious moments when Mae West was onscreen.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "Back in the 18th century, when everybody had long white hair, great ladies used to receive callers in the bedroom. It was considered class."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • The Australia newspapers mentioned Mae West.
• • "Mae West Seeking Divorce" • •
• • Los Angeles, October 28 — — Mae West has announced that she is filing a suit for divorce against Frank Wallace, whom she married in 1911. Her action is a reply to Wallace's suit for separate maintenance.
• • Source: The Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW); published on Wednesday, 29 October 1941
• • 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 4072nd 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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