Friday, October 26, 2018

Mae West: Skouras Rockland

On Thursday, 26 October 1934. Rockland County fans of MAE WEST were reading about her third talkie.
• • Mae West Film at Skouras Rockland • •
• • "Belle of the Nineties" at the Skouras Rockland Theater tomorrow, the third of the Mae West starring pictures to come from Paramount, shows the blonde siren again in a setting of the gay 90s, which was the period of her first picture, "She Done Him Wrong.”
• • Surrounded by three screen sweethearts, Roger Pryor, John Mack Brown, John Miljan, together with Duke Ellington and his orchestra, Katherine DeMille. Warren Hymer, and Stuart Holmes, Mae West essays the role of this country’s most sensational burlesque queen of the period.
• • Leo McCarey directed the picture from an original story and screenplay written by Mae West, herself. In the course of this story, Miss West sings several songs written for her by Sam Coslow and Arthur Johnston. Dozens of new gowns designed for this role, all featuring the prevailing fashion of the period, and the settings and Incidents of the story are authentically reproduced.
• • Source: The Journal News [Rockland County, NY]; published on Friday, 27 October 1934.
• • On Thursday, 26 October 1995 • •
• • "Mae West and the Men Who Knew Her" [57 minutes] — — the VHS format was released on Thursday, 26 October 1995.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Under the headline "Chicago Likes Her" was a smiling portrait of Mae West by George Hurrell. The caption explained that "I'm No Angel" was in movie-houses in The Windy City during that week.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: ”There’s just one code that the woman of today should adopt. That’s the code of common sense.”
• • Mae West said: “That's what I want to tell all the lovelorn girls who write to me. First you gotta know your man and then go after him in the right way.”
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An article about a funeral home mentioned Mae West.
• • NYC lawyer and journalist Bernard Stamler writes: With a client list that reads like a who's who of American celebrities — — Mae West, George Gershwin, Arthur Ashe, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis among them — — it is no ordinary funeral home. So when Frank E. Campbell, a genteel, nondenominational mortuary, decided to celebrate its 100th anniversary last week, it organized an extraordinary event: an open house with white roses for the ladies and refreshments served by tuxedo-clad attendants. New Yorkers turned out in droves. ...
• • Source: Article: "For Once, the Living Get the Roses at Campbell's" written by Bernard Stamler for The N.Y. Times; published on Sunday, 25 October 1998
• • 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 4071st 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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