You know Mae West from her films of the 1930s, but did you know she also has a very successful 20 plus year career on the stage as a writer, director, producer and star? It wasn’t just an ordinary acting career; it was one that caused her to be sentenced to jail time. This Sunday we present this remarkable story.
Show notes and links:
- Mae West (en.wikipedia.org).
- Mae West (biography.com).
- Reviews (nytimes.com).
- The History of New York Scandals (nymag.com).
- The Drag (play) (en.wikipedia.org).
- Who’s a naughty girl? | Film | The Guardian (theguardian.com).
- The Mae West Incident: Radio Censorship in the 1930s (ultimatehistoryproject.com).
- 13 Things You Might Not Know About Mae West | Mental Floss (mentalfloss.com).
- Mae West: It Ain’t No Sin: Simon Louvish: 9780312375621: Amazon.com: Books (amazon.com).
- She Always Knew How: Mae West: A Personal Biography. (amazon.com).