Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Mae West: Inflated Loops

MAE WEST never learned to type and wrote longhand. Though most of her personal correspondence was typed by a secretary, Mae wrote to a stranger in 1933, Canadian graphologist Zita Lomas. This is Part 6 of 14 segments.
• • “An Open Letter to Mae West” • •
• • What Mae’s capital letters show • • 
• • Zita Lomas wrote: You aim high and would never rest content with mediocrity.
• • Zita Lomas added: Those capitals show self-reliance and independence of thought, too. The large inflated loops in the M and W of your signature reveal tremendous personal pride, and also a love of money and the good things of life from a materialistic standpoint.
• • A combination of ambition, concentration and astuteness, carried you to your present pinnacle.
• • The fact that your writing, apart from the capitals, is fairly small means that you are able to concentrate — — to keep all your energies in one channel, to hold a definite and specific goal in mind, and strive for direct results.
• • Zita gives Mae a warning • • . . .
• • This very long article by Zita Lomas will be continued on the next post.
• • Source: The Vancouver Sun (page 4); published on Saturday, 30 December 1933.
• • On Saturday, 18 February 1933 in The New Yorker • •
• • An article about Mae West and her new film "She Done Him Wrong" was printed in The New Yorker in their issue dated for Saturday, 18 February 1933.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Mae West starred in the motion pictures "Go West Young Man" [1936] and "Every Day's a Holiday" [1937] and the film editing was done by Raymond Frank Curtiss who was born in California in the month of February.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "I may be a bad woman but I'm a good actress."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An article on shame and disgrace mentioned Mae West.
• • Marina Hyde wrote: The idea of disgrace being a career opportunity is not especially new. "I expect it will be the making of me," Mae West purred in 1927 of her arrest on vice charges relating to her play Sex, and indeed it was. But it has never been easier to bounce back, and TV is the primary redemptive force. ...
• • Source: The Guardian [UK]; posted on Friday, 16 February 2007
• • The evolution of 2 Mae West plays that keep her memory alive • •
• • A discussion with Mae West playwright LindaAnn LoSchiavo — —
• • http://lideamagazine.com/renaissance-woman-new-york-city-interview-lindaann-loschiavo/
• • 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 4,400 blog posts. Wow! 
• • By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started fifteen years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 4,412th 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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