Monday, December 09, 2019

Mae West: What Mae Did

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 6 of 12 segments.
• • “The Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy Show: An Episode Guide and Brief History” • •
• • Mae walked on stage waving these eyeglasses • •
• • Martin Grams, Jr. wrote: It wasn’t until air time that she walked on stage waving these glasses, put them on . . . and for the first time saw the script. The result was disaster. What she did to ‘Adam and Eve’ the Arabs had never done so miserably."
• • Martin Grams, Jr. wrote: Dorothy Lamour recounted in her 1981 autobiography, My Side of the Road, "One week our special guest was Mae West, who was to play Eve to Don Ameche’s Adam, in a takeoff on the Bible story. Church groups were outraged and the mail came pouring in. I can’t even remember what she said that was so terrible, but I’m sure it was mild by today’s standards."
• • the emotion of a woman going through an orgasm • • . . .
• • 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 Wednesday, 9 December 1936 • •
• • The Evening News printed an article about the legal proceedings between Mae West and her former husband Frank Wallace on Wednesday, 9 December 1936.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Sam Coslow and Ralph Rainger have been assigned to do two songs for Mae West's new picture, as yet untitled.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "It was nothing more than an exercise involving control of my abdominal muscles, which I learned from my father when I was a child.”
• • Quote, Unquote • •
Mae enters the courtroom
• • Several newspapers covered the Mae West jewel robbery trial in Los Angeles County.
• • "Mae West in Court" • •
• • Mae West of the stage and screen is shown as she appeared before the Los Angeles county jury investigating a year-old robbery in which she lost money and jewels valued at $20,000.   (Associated Press photo)
• • Source: Item in Daily Illini; published on Friday, 8 December 1933 
• • 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 4,362nd 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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• • Mae West • in court during January 1934

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