West, Mae, 1893-1980

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Mae West (b. Mary Jane West, Aug.t 17, 1893, Brooklyn, NY–d. Nov. 22, 1980, Los Angeles, CA) was an actress, singer, playwright, screenwriter, comedian, and sex symbol, known for her lighthearted bawdy double entendres and breezy sexual independence. She began her career in vaudeville and on the stage in New York City before moving to Hollywood to become a comedian, actress, and writer in the motion picture industry.
Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Stark, Samuel. Theatre scrapbook collection., 1860-1950 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Walter Terry papers, 1913-1982 The New York Public Library. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
MAE WEST INTERVIEW United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Robert Baral papers, 1876-1980 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Will Rapport papers, 1931-1964. Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Charles Pierce papers, 1954-1998 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Miscellaneous screen, stage, and radio scripts, ca. 1859-2007. Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Stanley Musgrove papers pertaining to Mae West, 1948-1976 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Duke Ellington recordings collection Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Harvard College Library
contributorOf MAE WEST INTERVIEW United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Souvenir programs for theatrical productions, 1906-2005. Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn John Mason Brown papers, 1922-1967. Houghton Library
referencedIn Bob Bailey Studios Photographic Archive 2004-167., ca. 1932-1998 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
referencedIn American screen and theater : photographs and lobby cards, 1914-1965, (bulk: 1930-1949) Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [APR. 12]
referencedIn Records Relating to U.S. Pavilion Designs, ca. 1989 - 1989 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Arthur Unger collection of recorded interviews [sound recording] The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn American Vaudeville Museum collection, 1845-2007, (bulk 1910-1940) University of Arizona Libraries, Library Special Collections
referencedIn Georgia Doble Sitwell Collection TXRC03-A?., 1901-1974 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Fred Schiller papers, 1942-1995 Univerisity of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Hasty Pudding Club Theatricals souvenir programs, 1899-2003. Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Guide to the Daily Worker and Daily World Photographs Collection, 1920-2001 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [MAY 29]
referencedIn John Eldon Thayer collection of motion picture memorabilia, 1916-1979. Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn George Brinton Beal papers, circus collection, and other theatrical collections, 1862-1969. Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Mark Linder papers, 1933-1950 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith American Museum of Vaudeville corporateBody
associatedWith Bailey (Bob) Studios corporateBody
associatedWith Baral, Robert person
associatedWith Beal, George Brinton. person
correspondedWith Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969 person
associatedWith Communist Party of the United States of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Cullen, Frank, 1936- person
associatedWith Dodge, Joseph Jeffers person
associatedWith Linder, Mark, d. 1950 person
associatedWith McNeilly, Donald, 1945- person
associatedWith Musgrove, Stanley person
associatedWith Pierce, Charles, 1926-1999 person
associatedWith Rapport, Will. person
associatedWith Samuel Stark person
associatedWith Schiller, Fred person
associatedWith Sitwell, Georgia Doble, 1906-1980 person
associatedWith Terry, Walter person
associatedWith Thayer, John Eldon, 1899-1980 person
associatedWith Unger, Arthur person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Los Angeles CA US
Brooklyn NY US
Subject
Occupation
Comedians
Singers
Playwrights
Actress
Screenwriters
Activity

Person

Birth 1893-08-17

Death 1980-11-22

English

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