About once in every other century, someone comes along who understands what really makes people tick. When we are lucky, we get someone who understands what makes people tock–and then the talking won’t stop! Such was the case 120 years ago, when Mae West was born in Brooklyn, New York. And who could have known what a day that was!
She knew to wait till films had sound before she left the Broadway stage to introduce her persona to the movie-going public. The idea of Mae West without her voice, much as I personally like the Silent Era, would have been like rice pudding without raisins. She was smart enough to resist the temptation to go to Hollywood too early.
TIMING & VOCAL DELIVERY MAKE HER DIAMOND SHARP & EVER SO MEMORABLE
MAE WEST EVEN INSPIRED ARTISTS–SALVADOR DALI PAINTED HER LIKENESS.
HIS INTERPRETATION OF HER INSPIRED A FURNITURE/SET DESIGN!
Photograph of Salvador Dali’s image of Mae West, on display & for purchase @ Back To The Picture.
MAE WEST IN ANY DIMENSION IS A SPECIAL TREAT! IT’S SORT OF LIKE HAVING A ROAD MAP!
AND THE BEST ENCORE EVER–MAE WEST IN MYRA BRECKINRIDGE