The Legendary Mae West

The Legendary Mae West

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by Tabatha Yeatts
     
 
Comedic actor, writer, and superstar Mae West broke all the rules in her eighty-year career. In everything she did, from vaudeville to television, Mae had censors looking over her shoulder. She was arrested, more than once, for "obscenity," and even spent time in jail. Despite the typical media portrayal of women as thin, young, and helpless, Mae managed to present a

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Comedic actor, writer, and superstar Mae West broke all the rules in her eighty-year career. In everything she did, from vaudeville to television, Mae had censors looking over her shoulder. She was arrested, more than once, for "obscenity," and even spent time in jail. Despite the typical media portrayal of women as thin, young, and helpless, Mae managed to present a powerful, curvy, and in-charge personality both in public and in private. She is one of the most quoted women ever. Learn about censorship and entertainment history as you read about the woman who said it best when she joked, "When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better." "Well researched, informative and fun to read. Highly recommended." -- Roz Warren, humor expert "Tabatha Yeatts is to be congratulated for having written this nicely balanced account." -- John Culme, founder of "Footlight Notes"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781257397860
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
03/14/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,043,022
File size:
1 MB

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