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Raquel Welch Quotes: 'Myra Breckenridge' & Mae West

Raquel Welch quotes on Mae West: A few years ago, Raquel Welch reminisced about Mae West (photo), with whom she co-starred in 20th Century Fox's 1970 epic disaster Myra Breckinridge. “I found her surreal,” Welch recalled. “Here was this star from the '30s who had this unbelievably different way of doing things. Now she's doing this movie in 1969/70, and she's never made a color movie before in her life. I wouldn't want to undertake that at 77. I thought, She's got a lot of chutzpah and she's completely bonkers. Mae was one of those people I always felt had a distinctly masculine vibration about her. I have often ventured the opinion that she was a man in drag. [Laughs]" […]


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Raquel Welch Quotes: 'Myra Breckenridge' & Mae West



'Myra Breckinridge' Review: Raquel Welch and Mae West in Cult Classic

Myra Breckinridge. Has anybody ever said anything good about this movie? Not that it's a cinematic masterpiece or even one of the must-see worst cult movies ever made, but Myra does have its place for bad-movie lovers. The director, Michael Sarne, has to take the blame for some of the film's disjointed, confusing unevenness. From all I have read, it was his baby all the way. (Though the studio, 20th Century Fox, later reedited some of it.) Gore Vidal, the author of the original novel, has distanced himself from this disaster, though his name remains in the title. (As in Gore Vidal's Myra Breckinridge.) What sold Myra Breckinridge in the first place was the pairing of Mae West (right) and […]


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'Myra Breckinridge' Review: Raquel Welch and Mae West in Cult Classic