WorldCat Identities

West, Mae

Overview
Works: 73 works in 209 publications in 3 languages and 2,657 library holdings
Genres: Comedy films  Drama  Western films  Romantic comedy films  Film adaptations  Gangster films  Musical films  Biography  Quotations  Love stories 
Roles: Actor, Author of screenplay, Author, Performer
Classifications: PN2287.W4566, 791.4375
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Mae West
 
Most widely held works by Mae West
My little chickadee by Edward Cline( Visual )

28 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 558 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
Mae West the glamour collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 426 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
The constant sinner by Mae West( Book )

18 editions published between 1930 and 2014 in English and held by 125 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
Go west young man( Visual )

6 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Movie queen Mae plays a spoiled star trapped in a small town community
Goin' to town( Visual )

5 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her first western, Mae West shines as Cleo Borden, a saloon girl turned devilish debutante
Diamond Lil by Mae West( Book )

11 editions published between 1932 and 1951 in English and Portuguese and held by 53 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
Night after night( Visual )

6 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boxer falls in love with a socialite. Mae West's first film
Ethel Merman (1932-1935) Lyda Roberti (1934) ; Mae West (1933) by Ethel Merman( Recording )

6 editions published between 1967 and 1991 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fabulous Mae West by Mae West( Recording )

5 editions published between 1956 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myra Breckinridge( Visual )

8 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and German and held by 27 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
Those wonderful thirties : the stars of Hollywood's Golden Era( Recording )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

W.C. Fields & Mae West( Recording )

in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The original voice tracks from her greatest movies by Mae West( Recording )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sweet petunias( Recording )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presenting the fabulous Mae West by Mae West( Recording )

4 editions published between 1955 and 1980 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goodness had nothing to do with it : the autobiography of Mae West by Mae West( Book )

14 editions published between 1959 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Body and soul( Recording )

in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Way out West by Mae West( Recording )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

W.C. Fields & Mae West by W. C Fields( Recording )

in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mae West on the air! rare recordings 1934-1960 by Mae West( Recording )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Jayne, Mary

Mary Jayne

Mast, Jane

West, Mary Jane

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