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.
Author: Simon Louvish
Category: Bio and Memoris
Subcategory: Arts & Literature
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; 2nd edition (November 27, 2007)
Pages: 512 pages
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