Mae West: Articles


Constance Cummings: Vastly Underrated Actress Went from Harold Lloyd to Eugene O'Neill

Constance Cummings: Actress went from minor, long-eyelashed Hollywood leading lady in Harold Lloyd and Frank Capra movies to starring in West End plays by Eugene O'Neill, Noël Coward and William Shakespeare. Constance Cummings: Vastly underrated actress should be better remembered Actress Constance Cummings, whose career spanned more than six decades […]


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 […]


'My Little Chickadee': Mae West & W.C. Fields Unusual Comedy

Mae West and W.C. Fields. The teaming of these two comedy titans in My Little Chickadee must not have been very easy, but director Edward F. Cline managed to reign them in without too much scene-stealing. Both actors had giant egos and were not used to sharing the spotlight with […]


'Go West Young Man' Movie Review: Mae West Lures Young and Handsome Randolph Scott

Although it gets off to a slow start, Go West Young Man is one of Mae West's better Post-Code efforts for Paramount. Directed by Henry Hathaway and written by Mae West herself (from Lawrence Riley's play), Go West Young Man stars West (get it?) as temperamental film star Mavis Arden, […]


'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 […]


'Celebrities in the 1930 Census' Q&A: Garbo & Gangsters Go Missing

'Celebrities in the 1930 Census': Amelia Earhart in, but Garbo and gangsters wanted to be left alone. 'Celebrities in the 1930 Census': Mae West and Marie Dressler find Fountain of Youth, Greta Garbo and Al Capone go missing As it says on the cover, Allan R. Ellenberger's Celebrities in the […]


Glamorous Actresses Carole Lombard & Mae West & Marlene Dietrich + Cecil B. DeMille DVD Sets

“Glamorous actresses”: Carole Lombard and Fred MacMurray in True Confession. One of the highest-paid stars of the studio era, Carole Lombard was a top-notch light comedienne usually wasted in below-par dramas and comedies. True Confession, in which she's partnered with unappealing leading man Fred MacMurray (who, curiously, would excel as vile villains), […]


Pre-Code Paramount Movie Series Features Claudette Colbert & Mae West + Gary Cooper

Claudette Colbert & Mae West + Gary Cooper: Paramount Pre-Code classics at Film Forum “Paramount Before the Code,” consisting of more than 40 classics, semi-classics, and forgotten gems from Hollywood's little-remembered Naughty Age, will be screened at New York City's Film Forum from June 24 to July 21. The program […]