Mae West was an all-around entertainer — singer, actress of stage and screen, playwright, screen writer, producer, director, and songwriter — but her fame was based largely on her voluptuous body and her witty innuendo-drenched one-liners, delivered both in her films and in person. Quips like “A hard man is good to find,” “Between two evils, I always pick the one I’ve never tried before,” and “Come up and see me sometime” might seem tame today, but her delivery and come hither looks made every line she delivered in the 1930s and 1940s sizzle.
Mary Jane West was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1893. Her father was a private eye and her mother worked as a corset model. Young Mary Jane... Read More