Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Mae West: Enough Money

No other broadcast of the Charlie McCarthy show has generated more ink than the Sunday, 12 December 1937 broadcast starring MAE WEST.
• • The Mae West Blog has devoted its share of bandwidth to this phenomenon. However, an article written by Martin Grams, Jr. is so insightful and detailed that it eclipses other reportage. We’ll share a portion of his lengthy feature with you, dear Mae-mavens. Prepare to be amazed. This is Part 3 of 12 segments.
• • “The Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy Show: An Episode Guide and Brief History” • •
• • I wasn’t interested in writing for Miss West • •
• • Martin Grams, Jr. wrote: So they asked me, would I write this ten-minute sketch? Well, I wasn’t interested in writing for Miss West. Finally, they waved enough money at me, and my good resolves went down the drain, but I made one condition: I said I would write about Adam and Eve only if I could take it out of the book — — which I collaborated with years before — — that is the Bible [jokingly].
• • Martin Grams, Jr. wrote: Obler continued, "The show was to be rehearsed on Saturday, going on the air on Sunday. This was Thursday, so I stayed up all night with my dear wife, who I married because she knew how to take things down, and I wrote this sketch. It was taken right out of Genesis."
• • the highest paid • • . . . 
• • This article by Mr. Grams will be continued on the next post.
• • Source: Radiogram; rpt by Old-Time Radio’s webmaster; posted on (undated).
• • On Monday, 4 December 1933 • •
• • Motion Picture Herald ran an article on Mae West, who had been robbed, in the issue dated for Monday, 4 December 1933.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Mae West was very successful in her transition from stage to screen in the early 1930s.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: “I carry only purse money.”
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • Sloan De Forest’s "Dynamic Dames: 50 Leading Ladies Who Made History" (Running Press) mentions Mae West.
• • Tavo Amador wrote: Sloan De Forest's "Dames" begins with silent-screen star Clara Bow, and ends with Gal Gadot's "Wonder Woman" (2017). Her choices include those most readers would expect: Joan Crawford, Marlene Dietrich, Mae West, . . .
• • Source: Bay Area Reporter;  published on Tuesday, 15 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 4,359th 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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