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New Mae West Documentary!

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on May 29, 2020

PBS produced a new documentary on my favorite movie wordsmith and feminist rebel, Mae West. Dirty Blonde is coming. Check out the preview to see the subjects talking about her (some welcome surprises), and to hear some of your favorite Mae West quips. I can’t wait! Check it out on June 16 at 8 read more

Mae West as the Outlaw: My Little Chickadee

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on Nov 17, 2018

When asked what outlaw I wanted to feature for the Classic Movie Blog Association’s Outlaws blogathon, I immediately thought of Mae West’s character in My LIttle Chickadee. I know Mae West’s siren ways and bumpy pairing with W.C. Fields are more frequently associated with the film read more

“When I’m Bad, I’m Better”: the Infinitely Quotable Mae West

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on Apr 9, 2017

When the Flapper Dame announced the 2nd annual Classic Quotes Blogathon, naturally I thought of Mae West, she of the long list of enduring one-liners from film. It’s difficult to pick the most iconic of West’s lines, so I won’t try. But certainly, one of the most beloved is this: read more

Mae West’s Lessons for Groundbreakers

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on Aug 7, 2016

A woman approaches a building, greets men outside, enters. A common occurrence. But when that walk is Mae West’s, the arrival of Maudie into Night after Night is transgressive. West’s entrance into film guaranteed the influence she’d already build on the stage would reverberate far beyond the read more

Mae West’s Theme Show: Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on May 30, 2016

Sexually adventurous, unapologetic, averse to marriage, in control, attractive to all men–and in her 40s. Phryne Fisher (Essie Davis) is the kind of character feminists have despaired of seeing onscreen, and yet there she is, captivating her Australian viewers, and now American ones, who have read more

Mae West’s Klondike Rebellion

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on Mar 6, 2016

There’s something terribly wrong and terribly right about Klondike Annie’s (1936) odd musical tribute to Asian sensuality. It’s one of the few moments of the film when Mae West seems somewhat genuine. Elsewhere, she can’t sell the censored treatment of her material, so she d read more

Mae West Quote of the Week: Religion vs. Jewels

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on Jan 30, 2016

“You know it was a toss-up whether I go in for diamonds or sing in the choir. The choir lost.” The line would be funny regardless, but West does so much with it: She pauses in between the sentences for emphasis. She follows up the words with an arch look at her love interest of the hour read more

A “Wild Christmas” with Mae West

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Dec 1, 2015

Mae West in a publicity photo for “Go West Young Man” (1936) Mae West, known for her buxom figure, long Gibson-girl like gowns and sultry voice, slinked through 1930s films throwing around phrases like “Why don’t you come up and see me sometime?” But after only 10 film read more

Elle King Wrote Mae West’s Theme Song

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on Nov 14, 2015

When my husband told me he’d heard Mae West’s theme song on the radio, I asked for an explanation; instead, he played me Elle King’s “Ex’s and Oh’s”: “Ex’s and the oh, oh, oh’s they haunt me Like ghosts they want me to make ’em all T read more

Mae West’s Dating Advice: the 3 Fs

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on Oct 11, 2015

When advising friends about men, Mae West’s characters, of course, never hold back. As Tira in I’m No Angel, West keeps her suggestions pithy: “Never let one man worry your mind. Find him, fool him, and forget him.” For more monthly Mae West favorites, click here. read more

Mae West Schools the Teacher

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on Sep 6, 2015

A prim school teacher & Mae West. Almost a century later, this coupling seems inspired. But in 1932, nobody knew that. West was a vaudevillian, not a movie star. Her role as Maudie, an ex of the lead, Joe Anton (George Raft), was a minor part in her first film, Night after Night. She didn’ read more

Mae West Quote of the Month: No Evidence

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on Jul 23, 2015

Lady Lou (Mae West) is the heroine of She Done Him Wrong (1933), the hilarious Oscar-nominated, pre-Code movie based on West’s play, Diamond Lil. The film opens in a Bowery bar in the Gay Nineties. Many of the customers are discussing Lou’s attractions, thanks to a new nude portrait of read more

Mae West as a Deadpan Plaintiff in I’m No Angel

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on Jun 26, 2015

This post is part of the The “…And Scene!” Blogathon. Check out the other entries here. There are very few scenes in film as funny as when Mae West is talking about the number of men in her life, or, as she famously put it after the courtroom scene in I’m No Angel, the much more important read more

The Hottest Woman around in Her 40s: Mae West’s Age-Defying Career

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on May 6, 2015

Amy Schumer’s hilarious skit about discrimination against middle-aged women in Hollywood has me wondering about Mae West. It’s true that modern films imply that women aren’t attractive enough past their 40s to be worthy of sex onscreen. But Mae West starred in Sextette in 1978; th read more

The Delightful Raunchiness of Mae West

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on Jun 5, 2014

I knew from Complicated Women, TCM’s documentary on films before the production code, that early movies challenged men’s ownership of women’s bodies, minds, and souls. Many of these pre-code movies (1929-34) were so shockingly liberal in content that they make today’s look prudish by comparison read more

When Mae West met Mr Ed Horsing Around

Pop Culture ImagineMDD Posted by ImagineMDD on Mar 20, 2014

Of course Mae West, of course Mae West and Mr. Ed Musclemen give him a bubble bath March 22, 1964, 50 years ago, CBS airs a Mr. Ed episode guest starring actress Mae West. The show ran 1961-1966. She was on the fourth season. In 1964 she also appeared on The Red Skelton Show. Mr. Ed, a talking read more

Classic Links: Mae West Birthday Edition

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Aug 17, 2012

Today is Mae West's birthday. I'm celebrating by sharing some videos I've been storing in the Classic Movies archives for far too long: I love this Dick Cavett interview with Mae West. She's clearly telling some well-worn anecdotes, but she's got a charming way of telling them. Embedding is disable read more

Mae West Clip 1#

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Jun 3, 2012

Although, Mae was know for her acting and her wise-cracks she was also an amazing singer. This is the song, "Where Has My Easy Rider Gone" from the 1933 film He Done Her Wrong. It is unclear what 'easy rider' actually means but UrbanDictionary.com, claims its:     &nbs read more

Mae West Clip 1#

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Jun 3, 2012

Although, Mae was know for her acting and her wise-cracks she was also an amazing singer. This is the song, "Where Has My Easy Rider Gone" from the 1933 film He Done Her Wrong. It is unclear what 'easy rider' actually means but UrbanDictionary.com, claims its:     &nbs read more

Mae West Quote 1#

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on May 1, 2012

                                 "I'm no model lady. A model's just an imitation of the real thing" read more
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