WorldCat Identities

West, Mae

Overview
Works: 385 works in 695 publications in 4 languages and 17,632 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Love stories  Quotations  History 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Vocalist, Dedicatee, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1995.9.C55, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about  Mae West Publications about Mae West
Publications by  Mae West Publications by Mae West
posthumous Publications by Mae West, published posthumously.
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Most widely held works by Mae West
She done him wrong by Lowell Sherman ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1933 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 940 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
My little chickadee by Edward Cline ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 578 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
Three plays by Mae West by Mae West ( Book )
6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
W.C. Fields comedy collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
You can't cheat an honest man: "W.C. Fields portrays Larson E. Whipsnade, ringmaster of the seedy circus Giganticus. Whipsnade gets nothing but trouble from his performers, and his daughter (Constance Moore) is torn between a wealthy cad and a charming ventriloquist, played by Edgar Bergen"--Container
Mae West the glamour collection ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 365 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 )
23 editions published between 1933 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 247 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 )
3 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and held by 141 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 )
12 editions published between 1934 and 2012 in English and held by 128 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
Golden throats the great celebrity sing-off! ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nipper's greatest hits ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The constant sinner by Mae West ( Book )
7 editions published between 1931 and 1995 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
She done him wrong by Mae West ( Book )
12 editions published between 1932 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Klondike Annie ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1936 and 2006 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 )
4 editions published between 1935 and 2006 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In her first western, Mae West shines as Cleo Borden, a saloon girl turned devilish debutante
Too hot for radio ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Go west young man ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1936 and 2006 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Movie queen Mae plays a spoiled star trapped in a small town community
Inside 25 Cromwell St by Stephen West ( Book )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Every day's a holiday ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in English and held by 59 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 )
5 editions published between 1932 and 2006 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A boxer falls in love with a socialite. Mae West's first film
Diamond Lil by Mae West ( Book )
7 editions published between 1932 and 1951 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ford's Theatre, John Little, Manager, Albert H. Rosen and Herbert J. Freezer present Mae West in "Diamond Lil," by Mae West, directed by Charles K. Freeman, settings by William De Forest and Ben Edwards, costumes by Paul Du Pont, with Steve Cochran, Richard Coogan, Charles G. Martin, Billy Van, Miriam Goldina, Mike Keene, Walter Petrie, added attraction: Michael Edwards
 
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Audience level: 0.27 (from 0.06 for Mae West / ... to 0.90 for Diamond Li ...)
Alternative Names
Jayne, Mary
Mary Jane West
Mary Jayne
Mast, Jane
Mast, Jane, 1893-1980
West, Mary J. 1893-1980
West, Mary Jane
West, Mary Jane 1893-1980
Languages
English (242)
Spanish (4)
German (3)
Italian (1)
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