Thursday, July 23, 2020

Mae West: Very Sentimental

Despite all you think you know about MAE WEST, there’s always something new. Did you know why a visit to Mae's apartment revealed her sentimental side, for instance? 
• • This intimate interview with Mae West was first seen in 2009. This is Part 9 of 29 parts.
• • From the Archive: A Candid (and Entertaining) Interview with Mae West • • 
• • Mae West was a very sentimental woman • • 
• • Charlotte Chandler wrote:  Her Hollywood apartment in the Ravenswood building was truly an extension of Mae West, not only reflecting her, but also enhancing her and probably inspiring her. She had put a great deal of herself into it, and in return had received a great deal back.
• • Charlotte Chandler wrote:  The furniture was upholstered in eggshell-white silk and satin, and appeared virginal, as if it had just been moved in for my visit.
• • Charlotte Chandler wrote:  The accumulation of memorabilia, gifts from fans she couldn’t throw away, together with treasured family souvenirs, indicated that the private Mae West was a more sentimental person than her public character pretended to be.
• • Mae West said, “Money is a great love potion for an affair.“  • • ...
• • This long and fascinating interview will be continued tomorrow.
• • Source: AnOther Magazine; published  Autumn—Winter 2009 issue; rpt on Wednesday, 27 May 2020.
• • On Monday, 23 July 1934 in Film Daily • •
• • “W. C. Fields Talks About His Grand Passion: A film with Mae West" • • “
• • W. C. Fields wrote: I have been approached by Mae West to consider collaborating. But I want my work to stand out individually.
• • W. C. Fields added: Besides I believe that Mae has the wrong slant on this thing. She says she does her best writing in bed. Well, I do my best loafing there and consider that that is the primary purpose of a bed. . . .
• • July 2004: Mae West Blog launches • •
• • The Mae West Blog celebrates its Sweet 16th anniversary • •
• • What are we up to, writing about the Brooklyn-born bombshell for 16 sweet years now?
• • We've been the main Mae source for documentaries, solo shows, and biographies— — offering a trove of info, quotes, along with Westian arcana, thanks to 4,500+ posts.
• • We’re still here to keep Mae mavens up to date, correct errors, celebrate each revival of a play she wrote, post the latest Westian stage and book reviews. And answer our fan mail!
• • The ghost light’s still on. Come up and see Mae every day.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • • 
• • King-siding at Mae's sensational nightclub debut in Las Vegas was laughing boy, Johnny Ray — — once again with his ex — — Marilyn Morrison. 
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "I am captive to myself."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A BBC writer discussed Mae West.
• • "The good girl who found when she acted bad she was better" • •
• • BBC writer Robin Dashwood wrote:  Mae West both failed and succeeded spectacularly in her ambition. She failed in that, like most iconic figures, she created a mask for herself that never slipped;  she never stopped acting.
• • BBC writer Robin Dashwood wrote: She succeeded in that this mask seems to have been an extension of her own character.  ...
• • Source: The Times Higher Education [U.K.];  published on Friday, 21 July 2006
• • 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 16th 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 4,500 blog posts. Wow! 
• • By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started fifteen years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 4,524th 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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• • Photo: • • Mae West • • in 1930 • •
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