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West, Mae

Works: 238 works in 634 publications in 4 languages and 17,286 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Romantic comedy films  Western films  Musical films  Biography  Gangster films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Autobiographies 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Scenarist, Author of screenplay, Singer, Vocalist, Costume designer, Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicatee
Classifications: PN1995.9.C55, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Mae West
She done him wrong by Lowell Sherman( Visual )

26 editions published between 1933 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in the 1890s, West plays a brash barroom entertainer with a soft spot for men in trouble, especially the mission director, young Cary Grant. She unknowingly gets caught up in a murder, as well as a white slavery ring, and sets about clearing things up as only Mae can. In between rescues she manages to perform some of her heated, hip-swinging classics including a steamy belting of 'Frankie and Johnnie.'"--Container
Three plays by Mae West by Mae West( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mae West, wise-cracking vaudeville performer, was one of the most controversial figures of her era. Rarely, however, do people think of Mae West as a writer. In Three Plays By Mae West, Lillian Schlissel brings this underexplored part of West's career to the fore by offering for the first time in book form, three of the plays West wrote in the 1920s--Sex (1926), The Drag (1927) and Pleasure Man (1928). With an insightful introduction by Schlissel, this book offers a unique look into to the life and early career of this legendary stage and screen actr
My little chickadee by Edward Cline( Visual )

25 editions published between 1940 and 2011 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

West portrays voluptuous Flowerbelle Lee, whose reputation is tarnished when she is seen embracing a masked bandit in her bedroom. Forced to leave town until she can prove she is respectable -- and married -- Flowerbelle boards a train where she meets incorrigible Guthbert J. Twillie (Fields). Believing he's quite a catch, Flowerbelle accepts Twillie's marriage proposal. The newlyweds stop in the town of Greasewood where Twillie's exaggerated tales of adventures earn him the honor of becoming the sheriff of the town and bartender at "The Last Gasp" saloon. Mishaps magnify as West continues her flirtatious ways leading to one of the funniest scenes in the film -- when the masked bandit visits again and he's not at all who Flowerbelle expects! -- Container
W.C. Fields comedy collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bank dick: "W.C. Fields is Egbert Souse, a lowly bank guard who divides his time between the Black Pussy Cat Cafe and his dreaded family. His humdrum life changes when fate leads him to heroism, Hollywood and the good life. Packed with classic routines, including a wacky cops and robbers chase"--Container
Mae West : the glamour collection( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mae West had an inexhaustibly playful interest in language, and a rare, sometimes perplexing, and even lofty wit, spiced by low-down slang. Well before the second wave of feminism, she wrote all her own material, insisted on total control of her work, and was wildly popular for a short time, right before the Production Code lowered the boom on adult attitudes being expressed in films. She made only 12 movies, but three are first-rate, and these were enough to seal her fame and launch a legend. In her first film appearance, "Night after night," a successful ex-boxer buys a high-class speakeasy and falls for a rich society girl. As the bold Tira in "I'm no angel," she works as a dancing beauty and lion tamer at a fair. For "Goin' to town," West goes Western. Cleo Borden is a former dance hall queen who has become newly rich. She falls for--and pursues--an upper crust Englishman. This is followed by "Go west young man," where she plays Mavis Arden, a movie star stranded in the country. To stifle her boredom, she trifles with a young man's affections. "My little chickadee" pairs West with a legend of similar stature, W.C. Fields. As Flower Belle Lee, she is rightly suspected of illicit relations with the Masked Bandit, and run out of Little Bend. Surprisingly, things change very little when she arrives in Greasewood City to start over
I'm no angel by Wesley Ruggles( Visual )

28 editions published between 1933 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story begins with the bewitching Tira (West), who, in addition to circus acts, performs some shady business maneuvers and takes a job as a lion tamer to escape jail. After her first show at Madison Square Garden catapults Tira to stardom, she attracts the attention of wealthy but engaged Kirk Lawrence (Kent Taylor). But Kirk's handsome business partner Jack Clayton (Cary Grant) blows his friend's cover and begins a romance with Tira. This time Tira is in love for real and is devastated when a misunderstanding causes Jack to break off the affair. Serving as her own counsel, Tira sues Jack for breach of contract and takes him through a cross-examination he'll never forget!
Gore Vidal's Myra Breckinridge( Visual )

12 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in English and German and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After going to Europe to have a sex change operation, Myron Breckinridge is transformed into Myra, who claims to be Myron's widow
Belle of the nineties by Leo McCarey( Visual )

15 editions published between 1934 and 2014 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mae West plays a popular burlesque performer in swinging St. Louis, who travels to New Orleans and thwarts Ace Lamont's attempts to steal her jewels
The constant sinner by Mae West( Book )

18 editions published between 1930 and 2014 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Babe Gordon, the star of this brilliant, sophisticated novel of New York's racy set in the Twenties, is a strange woman. She uses her beauty and her sexual allure as a soldier uses his weapons--without mercy or scruples. Her basic appeal attracts all types of men, from bruisers of the prize ring to the more refined sons of the city's aristocracy. From her experiences with men, she is canny, worldly wise, quick thinking. But all her art, her wisdom, and her actions are devoted to love. When her passion for one man cools, she is quick to kindle it in another. Men and their rages over transient affections do not move her. Through a situation that costs one man his life, another man his career, and the disgrace of a third lover, Babe Gordon moves deftly, coolly, the god of all men's eyes, the ultimate femme fatale"--Page 4 of cover
Golden throats : the great celebrity sing-off!( Recording )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She done him wrong by Mae West( Book )

13 editions published between 1932 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Klondike Annie( Visual )

12 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mae West stars in a drama set in the Alaska Gold Rush of the 1890s. Rose (Mae West), in desparation, takes on the identity of her deceased friend Annie, and brings the immoral townspeople to their knees with her unconventional style of evangelism in this spirited tale of divine transformation
Goin' to town( Visual )

6 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her first western, Mae West shines as Cleo Borden, a saloon girl turned devilish debutante
Go west young man( Visual )

5 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Movie queen Mae plays a spoiled star trapped in a small town community
Too hot for radio( Recording )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

W.C. Fields comedy favorites collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From his early days on stage in vaudeville and Broadway through his live appearance on radio, W.C. Fields created an iconic persona that has never been matched. The comic genius of Fields is best captured forever in his body of films that highlight his notoriously sarcastic quick wit and slapstick routines. In these ten films, see W.C. Fields at his best
Every day's a holiday( Visual )

4 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peaches O'Day (Mae West) is a con artist who befriends a cop, Captain Jim McCarey (Edmund Lowe). As usual, Mae causes a commotion as she deftly maneuvers her way through a battle between the good and the corrupt
Night after night( Visual )

7 editions published between 1932 and 2016 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boxer falls in love with a socialite. Mae West's first film
Diamond Lil by Mae West( Book )

11 editions published between 1932 and 1951 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lil is the mistress of Gus Jordan, who runs a Bowery saloon and dance joint known as Suicide Hall and who traffics in white slavery on the side. Gus is not especially loyal to Lil, but then when Gus is not around Lil is delighted to entertain any number of men friends. She even falls for Captain Cummings, a Salvation Army evangelist. When Cummings breaks up the white slave trade and discloses that he is really a police officer, Lil is not too shocked. She has grown tired of Gus and, well, just might even reform." Oxford Companion to American Theatre, 1984
Sextette( Visual )

5 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical comedy about a Hollywood star whose ex-husbands keep popping up during her latest honeymoon
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