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“The best of Mae West”

05 Jun
“The best of Mae West”

Born on August 17, 1893, in Brooklyn, New York, Mae West hit her Hollywood stride in her late 30s, when she might have been considered in her “advanced years” for playing sexy harlots, but her persona and physical beauty overcame any doubt. The blunt sexuality of her films aroused the wrath and moral indignation of several groups, but this sexuality is what she is remembered for today.

Born Mary Jane West on August 17, 1893, in Brooklyn, New York, to Matilda and John West. Family members called her Mae (spelled May at the time) from an early age. Matilda, also known as “Tillie,” was a German immigrant and aspiring actress. But her parents’ disapproval in career choices brought her dreams down to a more realistic profession as a garment worker. However, she clandestinely abandoned her seamstress work for the less respectable, though somewhat more glamorous work, as a fashion model and never totally gave up the prospect of having some career in show business.

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Posted by on June 5, 2017 in 1940s, 1950s, classic film star

 

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3 responses to ““The best of Mae West”

  1. takethebadwiththelousy

    November 18, 2015 at 12:48 am

    You bring back a memory with my Dad. A long, long time ago I remember him telling me he had an occasion to see Mae West in person in Baltimore, Maryland. He said he was absolutely flabbergasted! He always had a “thing” for her. He always thought she was so lovely, that is, until he saw her in person. Turned out, according to my Dad, she was very homely. He said he was depressed for all of a day…

    Bill

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  2. America On Coffee

    November 18, 2015 at 1:37 am

    Mae had a role to play and she always took the fellas and her audience by surprise! Weight was not a problem, she carried herself very well! Thank you for sharing!

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  3. takethebadwiththelousy

    November 18, 2015 at 3:22 am

    Thank you, too.

    Bill

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