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, Alb. No. 1 Mae West - Album Of Mae West Songs album art Mae West Album Of Mae West Songs(10", Album) Mezzotone, Mezzotone #1, Alb. No. 1 US 1950 Sell This Version
1-6 Mae West - Album Of Mae West Songs album art Mae West Album Of Mae West Songs(3x7", Album) Mezzotone 1-6 US 1950 Sell This Version
DL 9016 Mae West - The Fabulous Mae West album art Mae West The Fabulous Mae West (Album, EP) Decca DL 9016 Canada 1956 Sell This Version
SSL 10197 Mae West - Way Out West album art Mae West Way Out West (Album) Tower, Tower SSL 10197 UK 1966 Sell This Version
DG-4 Mae West - Wild Christmas album art Mae West Wild Christmas (Album) Dagonet Records DG-4 US 1966 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
SE-4869, SE 4869 Mae West - Great Balls Of Fire album art Mae West Great Balls Of Fire (Album) MGM Records SE-4869, SE 4869 US 1972 Sell This Version
DL 79176 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 DL 79176 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
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
RC 1315 Mae West - Sixteen Sultry Songs Sung By Mae West "Queen Of Sex" album art Mae West Sixteen Sultry Songs Sung By Mae West "Queen Of Sex" (Comp, Album) Rosetta Records RC 1315 US 1987 Sell This Version
#49013 Mae West - Radio's Famous Blondes album art Mae West, Marilyn Monroe, Groucho Marx Mae West, Marilyn Monroe, Groucho Marx - Radio's Famous Blondes(CD, Mono) Great American Audio Corp. #49013 US 1992 Sell This Version
BA1124 Mae West - The Masquers Club salutes Mae West, Mae Day featuring Mae West and a host of other celebrities... album art Mae West The Masquers Club salutes Mae West, Mae Day featuring Mae West and a host of other celebrities...(CD, Promo) Dionysus Records BA1124 US 1998 Sell This Version
PR 22 Mae West - W.C. Fields...His Only Recording The Temperance Lecture The Day i Drank A Glass Of Water Plus 8 Songs By Mae West album art W.C. Fields, Mae West W.C. Fields, Mae West - W.C. Fields...His Only Recording The Temperance Lecture The Day i Drank A Glass Of Water Plus 8 Songs By Mae West(LP, Album, Mono) Proscenium PR 22 US Unknown 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
100 Mae West - Come Up 'N See Me Sometime / Frankie & Johnny album art Mae West Come Up 'N See Me Sometime / Frankie & Johnny(Shellac, 10") Mezzotone 100 US 1950 Sell This Version
29452 Mae West - Love Is The Greatest Thing / All Of Me album art Mae West Love Is The Greatest Thing / All Of Me (Single) Decca 29452 US 1954 Sell This Version
EUS 100 540 Mae West - Love Is The Greatest Thing album art Mae West Avec Sy Oliver Et Son Orchestre* Mae West Avec Sy Oliver Et Son Orchestre* - Love Is The Greatest Thing(7", EP, Mono) CID (2) EUS 100 540 France 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
261 Mae West - Shakin' All Over / If You Gotta Go album art Mae West Shakin' All Over / If You Gotta Go Tower 261 US 1966 Sell This Version
260 Mae West - Day Tripper / Treat Him Right album art Mae West Day Tripper / Treat Him Right (Single) Tower 260 US 1966 Sell This Version
6 Mae West - Play Me  album art Mae West Play Me (7", Single, Promo, Red) Play Me (2) 6 US 1966 Sell This Version
SS 2021 Mae West - Twist And Shout album art Mae West Twist And Shout (Single) Stateside SS 2021 UK 1967 Sell This Version
6718 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 6718 US 1970 Sell This Version