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by Simon Louvish


Mae West created herself as a sex goddess, and it came to identify her throughout her life Simon Louvish points this out, and does a solid job of getting into Ms. West's intentions, her performing.

Mae West created herself as a sex goddess, and it came to identify her throughout her life. She lived it so strongly, that it overtook her entire being, for better and for worse. Simon Louvish points this out, and does a solid job of getting into Ms. West's intentions, her performing highlights, and what little he can dig up of her personal life. She was a highly intelligent woman of great inner strength, huge ego, and a predilection for self-promotion we can now compare to Madonna.

Simon Louvish (2006) Mae West: It Ain't No Sin. London: Faber & Faber: 491 pages. In highschool near Seattle, my classics teacher fostered erudition in philosophy, Latin and German with his carrot & stick application of discipline & humor. Herr Reinert was quick to scorn the unprepared student, but happy when one made an effort. Those who passed muster might be introduced to the poetry of Ovid, and power figures such as Odysseus and Dido. Pupils wondering how much they could get away Simon Louvish (2006) Mae West: It Ain't No Sin.

Simon Louvish describes her as the 20th century's "greatest comedienne", overriding such claimants as. .Louvish's major achievement is to have sifted through Mae's newly released archive, examining the drafts of plays and films.

Simon Louvish describes her as the 20th century's "greatest comedienne", overriding such claimants as Fanny Brice on stage, Judy Holliday on screen and Lucille Ball on television. She was definitely the most durable, making all the films on which her reputation rests before 1945 and then returning to the screen after a 25-year absence in Myra Breckinridge.

In short, it was her narcissism - her inability to relate to anyone in any intimately persuasive way - that so quickly destroyed her screen career.

Simon Louvish's biography of Mae West, "It Ain't No Sin" is a workmanlike examination of a remarkable show woman's career that spanned the entire gamut of 20 Century showbusiness from vaudeville, the Broadway stage, talkies, sound recordings, Las Vegas, and eventually television.

Mae West: It Ain't No Sin by Simon Louvish Faber £20, pp512. Those formidable feminist icons, Mae West and Rebecca West, were both born in 1892 and lived through a century of astonishing change to die in the 1980s.

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Simon Louvish, biographer of several celebrities, brings Mae West to vibrant life, charting her amazing seven decades in show business. This work makes use of Mae's recently uncovered personal papers, with different script versions of both her known works and hitherto unknown drafts and plays. Simon Louvish is a biographer of comedians, an author of satirical and outrageous fiction, a part-time film teacher at the London Film School, and a film screenwriter. He is married and lives in Fulham, London. Country of Publication.

Most know Mae West only from groundbreaking comedies like I’m No Angel. While old age was unkind, in 1978’s Sextette she did get to say the F-word on screen. Mae West: It Ain't No Sin.

Louvish is a visiting lecturer in Screen Studies at the London Film School. Faber & Faber.

Louvish is a visiting lecturer in Screen Studies at the London Film School Publications. Louvish, Simon (1985). The Therapy of Avram Blok.

Sex goddess, Hollywood star, transgressive playwright, author, blues singer, and vaudeville brat---Mae West remains the twentieth century's greatest comedienne. She made an everlasting mark in trailblazing Broadway plays such as Sex and The Constant Sinner and in films such as She Done Him Wrong, Klondike Annie, and I'm No Angel. Simon Louvish, biographer of W. C. Fields, the Marx Brothers, Laurel and Hardy, and Keystone's Mack Sennett, brings Mae to vibrant life in this unparalleled new biography. He charts her amazing seven decades in show business, from early years in teenage summer stock to her last reincarnation as 1960s gay icon and grande dame of Hollywood survivors. Mae West: It Ain't No Sin is the first biography to make use of Mae's recently uncovered personal papers, offering an unprecedented view into the endless creative drive and daring wit of this legendary star.

Mae West: It Ain't No Sin epub download

ISBN13: 978-0312375621

ISBN: 031237562X

Author: Simon Louvish

Category: Bio and Memoris

Subcategory: Arts & Literature

Language: English

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; 2nd edition (November 27, 2007)

Pages: 512 pages

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Rating: 4.6

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Antuiserum
I never realized what a bright and talented woman Mae West was until I read this book. A fascinating look behind the scenes of the entertainment world in the 1920's and 30's. She was a an actress of both stage and screen. I never imagined how hard she worked at perfecting her craft, usually working through the night writing plays and noting clever quips. She set a new standard for women to express their sexuality. She also spent more time fighting the censors than any other actor of her time or since! Mae West is an inspiration for her talent, living life on her own terms, work ethic, and intelligence. Loved this book!

Mae West: It Ain't No Sin
Antuiserum
I never realized what a bright and talented woman Mae West was until I read this book. A fascinating look behind the scenes of the entertainment world in the 1920's and 30's. She was a an actress of both stage and screen. I never imagined how hard she worked at perfecting her craft, usually working through the night writing plays and noting clever quips. She set a new standard for women to express their sexuality. She also spent more time fighting the censors than any other actor of her time or since! Mae West is an inspiration for her talent, living life on her own terms, work ethic, and intelligence. Loved this book!

Mae West: It Ain't No Sin
Mettiarrb
In the days of vaudeville and burlesque, people created performing persona's for themselves that came to identify them so strongly, that it became their entire character. Charlie Chaplin was the Tramp. WC Fields was the befuddled hustler. Buster Keaton was the acrobatic Stone Face.

Mae West created herself as a sex goddess, and it came to identify her throughout her life. She lived it so strongly, that it overtook her entire being, for better and for worse.

Simon Louvish points this out, and does a solid job of getting into Ms. West's intentions, her performing highlights, and what little he can dig up of her personal life.

She was a highly intelligent woman of great inner strength, huge ego, and a predilection for self-promotion we can now compare to Madonna. The only difference being that Mae West never re-created herself. She just continued to build the myth and the creation.

Mae West was in some ways an enigma, but in others very transparent. A hugely successful woman, a shrewd investor, a lively personality. Louvish captures her in her entirety pretty well.
Mettiarrb
In the days of vaudeville and burlesque, people created performing persona's for themselves that came to identify them so strongly, that it became their entire character. Charlie Chaplin was the Tramp. WC Fields was the befuddled hustler. Buster Keaton was the acrobatic Stone Face.

Mae West created herself as a sex goddess, and it came to identify her throughout her life. She lived it so strongly, that it overtook her entire being, for better and for worse.

Simon Louvish points this out, and does a solid job of getting into Ms. West's intentions, her performing highlights, and what little he can dig up of her personal life.

She was a highly intelligent woman of great inner strength, huge ego, and a predilection for self-promotion we can now compare to Madonna. The only difference being that Mae West never re-created herself. She just continued to build the myth and the creation.

Mae West was in some ways an enigma, but in others very transparent. A hugely successful woman, a shrewd investor, a lively personality. Louvish captures her in her entirety pretty well.
Levaq
This biography chronicles Mae West's life and achievements very well. However, the author's writing style could have used some editing to avoid repetetive phrasing and over-use of "as we shall see". A fact checker might also have helped since the New York hotel mentioned as being on the site of Mae's old theatre is not called the "Marquess Marriott". It's the Marriott Marquis. I know because I worked there a few years after it opened. One would think a British author would be better versed in noble titles.
But back to Mae. This book shows just how hard Mae West worked at her craft in order to make everything she did seem effortless. She was a dedicated performer and this book does a better job than most in conveying that fact.
Levaq
This biography chronicles Mae West's life and achievements very well. However, the author's writing style could have used some editing to avoid repetetive phrasing and over-use of "as we shall see". A fact checker might also have helped since the New York hotel mentioned as being on the site of Mae's old theatre is not called the "Marquess Marriott". It's the Marriott Marquis. I know because I worked there a few years after it opened. One would think a British author would be better versed in noble titles.
But back to Mae. This book shows just how hard Mae West worked at her craft in order to make everything she did seem effortless. She was a dedicated performer and this book does a better job than most in conveying that fact.
Celace
There's nothing old or dated about Mae West or this book. She was an original talent , so creative, entertaining and a natural born comic. She was a smart and successful business woman who lived through the depression but was not financially affected by it. She was a modern woman in so many ways and lived her life with self-respect for herself and others. I was especially impressed with the healthy body image that she maintained through healthy eating, daily exercise and a diciplined beauty routine. She shares her successful opinions on everything from sex to human relationships, finances, business, health, beauty, etc. at the end of the book. I loved reading it !
Celace
There's nothing old or dated about Mae West or this book. She was an original talent , so creative, entertaining and a natural born comic. She was a smart and successful business woman who lived through the depression but was not financially affected by it. She was a modern woman in so many ways and lived her life with self-respect for herself and others. I was especially impressed with the healthy body image that she maintained through healthy eating, daily exercise and a diciplined beauty routine. She shares her successful opinions on everything from sex to human relationships, finances, business, health, beauty, etc. at the end of the book. I loved reading it !
Gaxaisvem
Yes,we all make ourselves over and grow, but Simon captures an Icon exisiting not for that goal but end result of logical self adornment by a soul searching for self acceptence.
A brain placed into the body of a female at a time beyond our concept of today, women were not suppose to have a concept of selfworth.
Her role of history, written by a male , is generous in detail and seemingly balanced in fairness and FACT. But written by a male.
Thanks to you Sir. It was nice to see my name mentioned and be part of her story by default, she is part of my story that is of my heart , mind and soul. It was a privledge to know her the greater part of my life, alla because I was blessed to be born to a family that my great uncle, Boxer, Kid Broad was a friend to her father and herself. She extended friendship to me that I found to be a treasure.
John Henry Broad, Las Vegas NV
Gaxaisvem
Yes,we all make ourselves over and grow, but Simon captures an Icon exisiting not for that goal but end result of logical self adornment by a soul searching for self acceptence.
A brain placed into the body of a female at a time beyond our concept of today, women were not suppose to have a concept of selfworth.
Her role of history, written by a male , is generous in detail and seemingly balanced in fairness and FACT. But written by a male.
Thanks to you Sir. It was nice to see my name mentioned and be part of her story by default, she is part of my story that is of my heart , mind and soul. It was a privledge to know her the greater part of my life, alla because I was blessed to be born to a family that my great uncle, Boxer, Kid Broad was a friend to her father and herself. She extended friendship to me that I found to be a treasure.
John Henry Broad, Las Vegas NV
Bremar
I'm a lifelong, big fan of Mae West and have read most of the books out there on her but what I enjoyed most about this one was it gave a lot about her life before the movies. While I usually want a movie star biography to jump to the part where they did movies I actually wanted more information about her early life and this book provided it. Of course I enjoyed the rest of it, too.
Bremar
I'm a lifelong, big fan of Mae West and have read most of the books out there on her but what I enjoyed most about this one was it gave a lot about her life before the movies. While I usually want a movie star biography to jump to the part where they did movies I actually wanted more information about her early life and this book provided it. Of course I enjoyed the rest of it, too.
Arlelond
Much better than Mae West's autobiographies, this tells not only her story but the story of the times and how she fit in (or didn't). A fascinating look into the theater world of the early 1900's and one of it's most fascinating characters.
Arlelond
Much better than Mae West's autobiographies, this tells not only her story but the story of the times and how she fit in (or didn't). A fascinating look into the theater world of the early 1900's and one of it's most fascinating characters.
This book is filled with inaccurate statements, misquotes, and is mostly based on conjecture and opinion, not facts. This author has no since of balance or fairness and should retire from writing biographies. This just does not do justice in any form to this great star. I have read many books on Mae West, but this is one of the worst. The author cannot even get the quotes right from the movies, making one wonder if he even watched the films. I am a great Mae West fan and this book is an insult to the screen's greatest blonde bombshell. Full of opinions only and pretty worthless ones at that.
This book is filled with inaccurate statements, misquotes, and is mostly based on conjecture and opinion, not facts. This author has no since of balance or fairness and should retire from writing biographies. This just does not do justice in any form to this great star. I have read many books on Mae West, but this is one of the worst. The author cannot even get the quotes right from the movies, making one wonder if he even watched the films. I am a great Mae West fan and this book is an insult to the screen's greatest blonde bombshell. Full of opinions only and pretty worthless ones at that.