Collect 'Em All #62


Mae West
No. 47 in a series of 50 from Player's Navy Cut Cigarettes
Mae West was born in Brooklyn, August 17th, 1892. Both her parents were in vaudeville, and she made her stage appearance at the age of six. For some time she appeared in vaudeville, and even performed the first professional "hula" dance ever seen in America. Then she began to write and produce her own plays, and won fame on Broadway as Diamond Lil. She steadily gained in popularity, and was then persuaded to appear on the screen. Night After Night was her first film, for which she wrote her own dialogue. Her other talkies are She Done Him Wrong, I'm No Angel and Belle of the Nineties.

1 comment:

Joe non Papa said...

She's buried in Brooklyn, too.