Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Mae West: Spanish Villa

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 3 of 3 parts, the finale.
• • 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. • •
• • Features • •
• • Features: Authentic 1937 Hacienda set behind mature hedges in the coveted Chandler Estates. • • 
• • Paige Austin wrote: Former residence of the Hollywood star and icon Mae West. Original white brick masonry, classic Spanish tile, dramatic arches and loaded with warmth and "Old Hollywood" charm. Soaring wood beamed ceilings and an intimate covered back patio and private pool area great for entertaining and dinner parties. Wood burning fireplaces, incredible formal dining, tile floors, large front grassy yard and covered veranda. Surrounded by mature pine trees and palm trees this property instantly takes you back in time. Very rarely does a timeless hacienda style home this special come to market.
• • This was the final excerpt.  We hope you enjoyed all the segments.
• • Source: Article in Patch (California); published on Thursday, 18 October 2018.
• • On Friday, 31 October 1919 • •
• • In the write-up of Ned Wayburn's "Demi-Tasse Revue" at the Capitol Theatre (a movie house on Broadway with a wide stage for vaudeville acts), Variety mentioned Mae West on 31 October 1919, noting that she "also scored as a single with a burlesque 'shimmy' number."
• • On Friday, 24 October 1919 Mae West also sang "Oh, What a Moanin' Man."
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Mae West's bawdy take-it-or-leave-it embrace of the double entendre sent the censors into a tizzy — — and made West a very rich woman in the process.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "I'm a tonic to tired housewives. My style of vamping makes the women rest easy.  I, myself, hate those slinky dames."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • The Radio Times mentioned Mae West.
• • This updated version of Stephen Sondheim's musical “Company” is “Sex and the City” with a touch of Bridget Jones, raised to new heights by Broadway legend Patti LuPone, says Simon O'Hagan. The bar stool is her throne, the cocktail glass her sceptre, and the regality is pitched somewhere between Mae West and Dorothy Parker. . . .
• • Source: Radio Times; published on Thursday, 18 October 2018
• • 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 4074th 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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