Mae West

Mae West

Real Name:
Mary Jane West
Profile:
Mae West (August 17, 1893 – November 22, 1980), born Mary Jane West in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, New York, 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 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 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 1960s. 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 1970s 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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Mae West Discography

Albums

Mae West The Fabulous Mae West (Album) Decca US 1956 Sell This Version
Mae West Way Out West (Album) Tower, Tower UK 1966 Sell This Version
DG-4 Mae West Wild Christmas(LP, Album) Dagonet Records DG-4 US 1966 Sell This Version
Mae West The Original Voice Tracks From Her Greatest Movies (Album) MCA Records UK 1970 Sell This Version
DS-1924/1925 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 1970 Sell This Version
Mae West Great Balls Of Fire (Album) MGM Records US 1972 Sell This Version
643 Mae West Original Radio Broadcasts(LP) Mark56 Records 643 US 1974 Sell This Version
AEI 2104 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(LP, Album) Radiola MR-1126 US 1981 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

102 Mae West My Man Friday(Shellac, 10", Single, Mono) Mezzotone 102 US 1950 Sell This Version
101 Mae West That's All Brother That's All(Shellac, 10", Single, Mono) Mezzotone 101 US 1950 Sell This Version
RR-4H-5305 Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, W.C. Fields, Clark Gable, Dorothy Lamour, Mary Pickford, James Stewart, Mae West Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, W.C. Fields, Clark Gable, Dorothy Lamour, Mary Pickford, James Stewart, Mae West - Chase & Sanborn 100th Anniversary Radio Show(12") Not On Label RR-4H-5305 US 1964 Sell This Version
Mae West Day Tripper / Treat Him Right (Single) Tower US 1966 Sell This Version
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 20th Century Fox Records US 1970 Sell This Version
32738 Mae West The Sayings Of Mae West(7", Promo, Smplr) Decca 32738 US 1970 Sell This Version
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(CD, EP) Bakhåll BAKCD 0030 Sweden 2000 Sell This Version
P-506 Mae West Am I Too Young / He's Good For Me(7", Promo) Plaza Records (3) P-506 US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

W.C. Fields …His Only Recording…Plus Eight Songs By Mae West W.C. Fields …His Only Recording…Plus Eight Songs By Mae West - The Temperance Lecture / The Day I Drank A Glass Of Water (Comp) Proscenium US 1960 Sell This Version
Ethel Merman / Lyda Roberti / Mae West Ethel Merman / Lyda Roberti / Mae West - Ethel Merman (1932-1935) - Lyda Roberti (1934) - Mae West (1933) (Comp) Columbia US 1967 Sell This Version
HS 11405 Mae West & W.C. Fields Mae West & W.C. Fields - Side By Side(LP, Comp) Harmony (4) HS 11405 USA & Canada 1970 Sell This Version
Mae West Sixteen Sultry Songs Sung By Mae West "Queen Of Sex" (Comp, Album) Rosetta Records US 1987 Sell This Version
HEP CD 1006 The Dorsey Brothers, Mildred Bailey, Ethel Waters, Bing Crosby, Lee Wiley, Mae West The Dorsey Brothers, Mildred Bailey, Ethel Waters, Bing Crosby, Lee Wiley, Mae West - Harlem Lullaby(CD, Comp) Hep Records (3) HEP CD 1006 UK 1991 Sell This Version
BDCI105 Mae West 1933 - 1954(2xCD, Comp) Nocturne BDCI105 France 2007 Sell This Version

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