Thursday, November 07, 2019

Mae West: Cheeky Sex

The Pacific Northwest decided to offer a new production of “Sex” written by MAE WEST and her collaborator Adeline M. Leitzbach in 1926. Let’s learn more. This is Part 1 of 7. Errors made by Wendy Leigh have been corrected.
• • SEX’ appeals at WICA • •
• • Wendy Leigh wrote: In a month when spunky spirits are said to roam the earth, South Whidbey welcomes none other than the notorious Mae West.
• • Wendy Leigh wrote: Reincarnated on stage at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, the larger-than-life (and death) actress has her everlasting say in “SEX,” the melodrama / musical comedy she wrote and starred in almost 100 years ago.
• • Wendy Leigh wrote: This time, local Whidbey, WA actress Suzi Dixon brings the story to life in a cheeky concoction that starts at WICA on Oct. 11 and runs through Saturday, Oct. 26. The story follows the adventures – and misadventures – of Montreal prostitute Margy LaMont, originally played by Mae West, as she dashes the globe from Canada to Trinidad to New England.
• • in the seedy part of Montreal • • . . .   
• • This stage review by Wendy Leigh will be continued on the next post.
• • Source: South Whidbey Record; published on Friday, 11 October 2019.
• • On Friday, 7 November 2003 in Los Angeles • •
• •  Mae's apartment house The Ravenswood was designated a landmark in the month of November — — on Friday, 7 November 2003.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Hollywood in the 1930s was not an easy place for a British actor to get work, unless he happened to meet Mae West.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "There is nothing better in life than diamonds except maybe health."
• • Mae West said: "Honey, I've always got a new trick. Come up and see me sometime, and bring an old dog with you."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • The San Diego Reader mentioned Mae West.
• • Cheers to Al Hirschfeld and other cartoonists at Café La Maze • •
• • Matthew Lickona wrote: Saturday afternoons, you’d get old-school W.C. Fields, Mae West, Animal Crackers-type shit,” he recalls.
• • Matthew Lickona wrote: Small world: both Mae West and the Marx Brothers (the guys who made Animal Crackers) are on the
mural behind me, the one I came down here to see.  ...
• • Source: San Diego Reader; published on Wednesday, 23 October 2019
• • 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 4,340th 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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