In 1918 MAE WEST gave several free performances on Sunday nights to cheer up military men who were in New York on leave during the final months of the first World War. As the Armistice approached, soldiers and sailors wanted a good time, which meant (among other things) taking in a show.
Two of Mae's favorites...And why not - for Adolph Zukor, left, Paramount president, is the man whose organization engineered Mae West's amazing rise to queen of filmdom's popularity and box office, while Leo McCarey, right, is directing the world's most famous blonde in her third starring Paramount drama, It Ain't No Sin. The picture company president dropped in to see Mae put her new brand of thrills on celluloid when he arrived in Hollywood from New York.
MAE WEST in her late 70's in her boudoir with her pet monkey Tricky (1969) Mae West was not a party girl, she didn't smoke or drink, & was into spiritualism, healthy food, exercise & a good sex life. Photo by PHILIPPE HALSMAN. The Great LIFE Photographers (2009) (please follow minkshmink on pinterest) #maewest #boudoir #monkey #mirror #blonde #sexsymbol #bedroom #hollywoodglamour