Mae West

Real Name:
Mary Jane West
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Mae West (born August 17, 1893, Brooklyn, New York, USA – died November 22, 1980, Los Angeles, California, USA) was an American actress, singer, playwright, screenwriter, comedienne and sex symbol.

Famous for her bawdy double entendres, West made a name for herself in vaudeville and on the legitimate stage in New York before moving to Hollywood to become renowned as a comedienne, actress and writer in the motion picture industry. One of the most controversial stars of her day, West encountered many obstacles including early censorship and sexism. Perhaps her most famous quote is: "Is that a gun in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?" When her movie career ended, she continued to perform on stage, in Las Vegas, in England, on radio and television, and recorded some rock and roll albums.

In order to keep her appeal fresh with younger generations, she recorded two rock and roll albums, "Way Out West" and "Wild Christmas" in the late 1960's. The single "Treat Him Right," from "Way Out West", made the album a financial success. She also recorded a number of parody songs including "Santa, Come Up and See Me Sometime," on the album "Wild Christmas". West recorded another album in the 1970's on MGM Records titled "Great Balls of Fire", which covered songs by Elvis Presley, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.

Mae West is one of the people to appear on the famous cover of The Beatles' 1967 album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band". When permission to use her likeness was requested, she refused. "No, I won't be on it. What would I be doing in a lonely hearts club?" In response, The Beatles personally wrote a letter asking her to reconsider. She changed her mind.
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Albums

#1 Mae West - Album Of Mae West Songs album art Mae West Album Of Mae West Songs(10") Mezzotone #1 US 1950 Sell This Version
Mae West - The Fabulous Mae West album art Mae West The Fabulous Mae West (Album) Decca Canada 1956 Sell This Version
RR-4H-5305 Mae West - Chase & Sanborn 100th Anniversary Radio Show album art Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy (2), W.C. Fields, Clark Gable, Dorothy Lamour, Mary Pickford, James Stewart (4), Mae West Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy (2), W.C. Fields, Clark Gable, Dorothy Lamour, Mary Pickford, James Stewart (4), Mae West - Chase & Sanborn 100th Anniversary Radio Show(LP, Album) Not On Label RR-4H-5305 US 1964 Sell This Version
Mae West - Way Out West album art Mae West Way Out West (Album) Tower, Tower UK 1966 Sell This Version
DG-4 Mae West - Wild Christmas album art Mae West Wild Christmas(LP, Album) Dagonet Records DG-4 US 1966 Sell This Version
Mae West - Ethel Merman (1932-1935) - Lyda Roberti (1934) - Mae West (1933) album art Ethel Merman / Lyda Roberti / Mae West Ethel Merman / Lyda Roberti / Mae West - Ethel Merman (1932-1935) - Lyda Roberti (1934) - Mae West (1933) (Comp, Album) Columbia US 1967 Sell This Version
DS-1924/1925 Mae West - Myra Breckinridge album art Mae West, Raquel Welch, Rex Reed, John Huston, Calvin Lockhart Mae West, Raquel Welch, Rex Reed, John Huston, Calvin Lockhart - Myra Breckinridge(LP, Album, Promo) 20th Century Fox Records DS-1924/1925 US 1970 Sell This Version
Mae West - Great Balls Of Fire album art Mae West Great Balls Of Fire (Album) MGM Records US 1972 Sell This Version
Mae West - The Original Voice Tracks From Her Greatest Movies album art Mae West The Original Voice Tracks From Her Greatest Movies (Album) MCA Records, MCA Records, MCA Records US 1970 Sell This Version
643 Mae West - Original Radio Broadcasts album art Mae West Original Radio Broadcasts(LP) Mark56 Records 643 US 1974 Sell This Version
AEI 2104 Mae West - Mae In December album art Mae West Mae In December(LP, Album, Mono) AEI Records AEI 2104 US 1980 Sell This Version
MR-1126 Mae West - On The Chase & Sanborn Hour album art Mae West On The Chase & Sanborn Hour(LP, Album) Radiola MR-1126 US 1981 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

102 Mae West - My Man Friday / Page 54 album art Mae West My Man Friday / Page 54(Shellac, 10") Mezzotone 102 US 1950 Sell This Version
101 Mae West - That's All Brother That's All / Imaginary Love album art Mae West That's All Brother That's All / Imaginary Love(Shellac, 10") Mezzotone 101 US 1950 Sell This Version
9-29452 Mae West - Love Is The Greatest Thing / All Of Me album art Mae West Love Is The Greatest Thing / All Of Me(7", Single, Promo) Decca 9-29452 US 1954 Sell This Version
P-506 Mae West - Am I Too Young album art Mae West Am I Too Young(7", Promo) Plaza Records (3) P-506 US 1962 Sell This Version
Mae West - Day Tripper / Treat Him Right album art Mae West Day Tripper / Treat Him Right (Single) Tower US 1966 Sell This Version
Mae West - Shakin' All Over / If You Gotta Go album art Mae West Shakin' All Over / If You Gotta Go Tower US 1966 Sell This Version
Mae West - Hard To Handle / You Gotta Taste All The Fruit album art Mae West Hard To Handle / You Gotta Taste All The Fruit 20th Century Fox Records US 1970 Sell This Version
32738 Mae West - The Sayings Of Mae West album art Mae West The Sayings Of Mae West(7", Promo, Smplr) Decca 32738 US 1970 Sell This Version
Mae West - Great Balls Of Fire album art Mae West Great Balls Of Fire (Single) MGM Records France 1973 Sell This Version
BAKCD 0030 Mae West - When I'm Good I'm Very Good When I'm Bad I'm Better album art Mae West When I'm Good I'm Very Good When I'm Bad I'm Better(CD, EP) Bakhåll BAKCD 0030 Sweden 2000 Sell This Version
MEP 111 - Volume 1 Mae West - Songs Teacher Never Taught album art Mae West Sings* Songs Teacher Never Taught(7", EP, Unb) Monogram (2) MEP 111 - Volume 1 US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

Mae West - The Temperance Lecture / The Day I Drank A Glass Of Water album art W.C. Fields & Mae West W.C. Fields & Mae West - The Temperance Lecture / The Day I Drank A Glass Of Water (Comp) Proscenium US 1967 Sell This Version
Mae West - Side By Side album art Mae West & W.C. Fields Mae West & W.C. Fields - Side By Side (Comp) Harmony (4) Canada 1970 Sell This Version

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