Friday, September 20, 2019

Mae West: A Major Buck

Was MAE WEST really misquoted? Let’s find out. This is Part 3 of eight sections.
• • 1930s sex symbol Mae West has been misquoted for decades, book reveals • •
• • A guilty verdict • •
• • Stephanie Nolasco wrote: Not only was Mae West and members of the cast arrested in the theater, but she was also found guilty of a performance that “tended to correct the morals of youth and others.” The outlet shared West was fined $500 and sentenced to 10 days in prison.
• • Stephanie Nolasco wrote: In 1928, the cast of her play “The Pleasure Man” was arrested onstage during the first performance, the outlet revealed. After a second raid two days later, West chose not to reopen it. The Los Angeles Times reported Paramount Pictures, desperate to make a major buck, offered Mae West $5,000-a-week to star [sic] in 1932’s “Night After Night.”
• • Stephanie Nolasco wrote: Although she only had four scenes, the studio was impressed and bought her 1928 play “Diamond Lil” for her first leading screen role. The title was ultimately changed to “She Done Him Wrong.” 
• • PhotoImage shows Mae West as Maudie Triplett in her first scene in "Night After Night" [1932] outside the deluxe townhouse speakeasy that is being run by Joe Anton (George Raft).
• • Hollywood film posters emphasized Mae’s breasts • • ...   
• • This article by Stephanie Nolasco will be continued on the next post.
• • Source: Fox News; published on Wednesday, 4 September 2019.
• • On Saturday, 20 September 1902 • •
• • It was on Saturday, 20 September 1902 that the maternal grandfather of Mae West, coffee broker Jacob Delker, died in Brooklyn, New York. Little Mae was nine years old.
• • On Friday, 20 September 1940 • •
• • The New Zealand Movie Editors wrote: At the Grand Theatre — "My Little Chickadee" — Mae's back in a lusty farce of the frontier days in the bad old West!
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Mae West is returning to the screen — as "Catherine of Russia."
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "Mae West is my real name. A name for lights."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • Some newspapers mentioned Mae West.
• • Paramount films emphasized stars. In the 1920s there were Swanson, Valentino, and Clara Bow. By the 1930s, talkies brought in a range of powerful new draws: Miriam Hopkins, Marlene Dietrich, Mae West, W.C. Fields, Jeanette MacDonald, Claudette Colbert, the Marx Brothers (whose first two films were shot at Paramount's Astoria, New York, studio) . . .
• • Source: various;  published on (undated)
• • 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 15th anniversary • •  
• • Thank you for reading, sending questions, and posting comments during these past fifteen years. Not long ago, we entertained 3,497 visitors. And we reached a milestone recently when we completed 4,300 blog posts. Wow!  
• • By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started fifteen years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 4306th 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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