Courting Mae West

The play "COURTING MAE WEST: Sex, Censorship & Secrets" is based on true events during the 1920s when actress MAE WEST was arrested and jailed in New York City for trying to stage two gay plays on Broadway. Maybe she broke the law - - but the LAW couldn't break HER!

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Monday, August 19, 2013

Long Live Mae West

A week-long celebration of MAE WEST occurred in her hometown, New York City, to commemorate the 120th birthday of the Brooklyn bombshell.
• • The focus was on "Diamond Lil" by Mae West
in a new 85-minute adaptation for the stage by LindaAnn Loschiavo — and costumed in 1890s Bowery style
• • Cast: Starring Darlene Violette as Diamond Lil, Queen of the Bowery and also featuring Sidney Myer, Anthony DiCarlo, Joanna Bonaro, Gary Napoli, Juan Sebastian Cortes, Kimmy Foskett, Jim Gallagher and live music by Brian McInnis
• • Updates: http://Mae
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "I always liked a man in uniform." 
• • Mae West said: "He's the kind of guy you'd have to marry to get rid of."
• • Mae West said: "All my life, I have been misunderstood."
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• • The legal battles fought by Mae West and Jim Timony are dramatized in the play "Courting Mae West: Sex, Censorship, and Secrets," set during the Prohibition Era.
Watch a scene on YouTube.

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• • Photo: Mae West
• • "Diamond Lil" restaged in 2013 • •
Mae West.

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