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Three Plays by Mae West

Sex, The Drag and Pleasure Man

by L. Schlissel

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Published by Routledge .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7495538M
ISBN 100415909333
ISBN 109780415909334
OCLC/WorldCa37132503

ABSTRACT The article explores the history of three of the plays Mae West wrote and staged on Broadway between and Sex, in which West played a prostitute, offered the ‘fallen woman’ a happy ending; The Drag and The Pleasure Man, plays about homosexuality, were staged with gay actors playing themselves. Mae West is making headlines again, nearly 40 years since her passing in In July of this year, Julien’s Auctions announced a Nov. 1 sale featuring over items that the ‘30s sex symbol.

Mary Jane West, popularly known as Mae West, was an American singer, playwright, screenwriter, actress and comedian who went on to become a glamour icon and remains one of the most talked about Hollywood personalities to this day. She had shown a special gift towards the performing arts right from the time that she was a child. Three Plays by Mae West: 'Sex,' 'The Drag' and 'The Pleasure Man,' edited by Lillian Schlissel. Routledge, pages, $ Mae West was thrown into jail in New York on Feb.

  Madonna's book, s, was called 'Sex', just like West's play, whether that was deliberate homage, I don't know, but it's suggestive. And Madonna's continued to remain a .   In a book being serialised by the Daily Mail, Mae West has now also revealed how she and Stephen had once joked about Heather being buried under the .


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Mae West (Aug – Novem ) was an American actress, playwright, screenwriter, and sex symbol. Famous for her bawdy double entendres, West made a name for herself in vaudeville and on the stage in New York before moving to Hollywood to become a comedian, actress and writer in the motion picture industry/5.

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With an insightful introduction by Schlissel, this book offers a unique look into to the life and Author: Lillian Schlissel. In Three Plays By Mae West, Lillian Schlissel brings this underexplored part of West's career to the fore by offering for the first time in book form, three of the plays West wrote in the s--Sex (), The Drag () and Pleasure Man ().

With an insightful introduction by Schlissel, this book offers a unique look into to the life and /5(6). Mae West (born Mary Jane West; Aug – Novem ) was an American actress, singer, playwright, screenwriter, comedian, and sex symbol whose entertainment career spanned seven decades.

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This volume brings an underexplored part of Mae West's career to the fore by offering, for the first time in book form, three of the plays West wrote in the s: Sex, set in a Montreal brothel; The Drag, which used the theatricality of the drag "queens" who had become her friends; and Pleasure Man, a revenge fantasy.

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New York: Routledge, (DLC)   Mae West, American stage and film actress, a sex symbol whose frank sensuality, languid postures, and wisecracking became her trademarks. She usually portrayed women who accepted their lives of dubious virtue with flippant good humor.

Her notable credits included the play Diamond Lil and the movie My Little Chickadee. Mae West 85 ated SEX and The Drag, ironic self-mockery could not have been further from her mind.

SEX starred West as Margy Lamont, a tough, bitter, imperious prostitute who presides over the roughest brothel in all of Montreal. Over the course of three acts, the play. Genre/Form: Drama: Additional Physical Format: Online version: West, Mae. Three plays by Mae West.

New York: Routledge, (OCoLC) Document Type. by Dan Quitério. Mae West didn’t invent sex, but she certainly perfected the art of talking about it. The Broadway-turned-Hollywood bombshell was brash, brassy, and had an .Mae West only knew two rules of playwriting – “write about what you know, and make it entertaining” – which is why she chose to write about sex.

It’s no wonder she brought Hollywood to.