I like to see how I'm doing -- Mae West
November 24, 2007 12:07 PM   Subscribe

God, I'm such a dork. The first thing I think of when I hear or read "Mae West" is this.

I can't help it. I really can't. Even worse, I think mine might be sexier.
posted by loquacious at 12:14 PM on November 24, 2007

Those of us who grew up in Quebec think of this. Also sexy.
posted by ManInSuit at 12:19 PM on November 24, 2007

Until you start wondering what kind of cream it's filled with.
posted by Tube at 12:28 PM on November 24, 2007

DC: Goodness, those are wonderful diamonds.
MW: Goodness had nothing to do with it.

Just awesome.
posted by psmealey at 12:30 PM on November 24, 2007

Links are dead.
posted by cgc373 at 12:47 PM on November 24, 2007

Wait, no. They're just dead for me in the popup window on MeFi. Safari 2.0.4 (419.3) under Mac OS X 10.4.10. They work at YouTube proper.
posted by cgc373 at 12:48 PM on November 24, 2007

A bit of Mae West in her prime.
posted by empath at 1:21 PM on November 24, 2007

Those of us who grew up in Quebec think of this. Also sexy.

What in the hell? When did Little Debbie invade Quebec!?
posted by loquacious at 1:39 PM on November 24, 2007

Jesus, how old was she there? In her 80s I'm guessing.
posted by Henry C. Mabuse at 1:42 PM on November 24, 2007

Back in the 70s, that's how people in their late 30s looked. Dick Cavett was only 13 when he did the interview.
posted by Astro Zombie at 1:44 PM on November 24, 2007

What a monstrous talent she had. Never seen any of her movies, but she seems like such an intelligent and sympathetic person. Thanks for posting.
posted by bukharin at 2:25 PM on November 24, 2007

Dick, Is that a witty rejoinder in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:00 PM on November 24, 2007

I remember watching this when I was in junior high. Cavett did several interviews with movie legends who were near the end of their time on this Earth; his interview with Groucho was another memorable one from this same period.

I am very pleased that 1.) Cavett is back writing and 2.) there is so much appreciation for him here.
posted by briank at 5:12 PM on November 24, 2007

What an outstanding woman. Henry C. Mabuse, she was born in 1893, so she was 83 there. There are a lot of outstanding videos in that YouTube category there, such as this one. I also had no idea that she was such a vocal supporter of gay and transgender people. Great post, Astro Zombie, thanks.
posted by lassie at 5:21 PM on November 24, 2007

I have always loved her. As I've gotten older (and more comfortable in my skin) I see that I've begun to take on more and more of her flirtatious ways. And I like it! What a great post, thank you.
posted by annieb at 5:54 PM on November 24, 2007

Why don't you come up and see me sometime?
How about Wednesday night ?
Thats amateur night.
posted by hortense at 6:20 PM on November 24, 2007

When faced with a choice between two evils, I usually choose the one I ain't done before.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 7:15 PM on November 24, 2007

Goodness, what diamonds!. Goodness had nothin' to do with it. I love, love Mae West. She's so funny and intelligent. I've loved her since I was a very young child. My mother used to make fun of me for my Mae West love (I am 52 years old). I have read every book about her I could find. I can't wait until next Halloween. Mae West!!!
posted by wv kay in ga at 7:33 PM on November 24, 2007

I've got a bunch of old episodes from the 50's/60's television interview show called Person to Person (hosted by a young, chain-smoking Edward R. Murrow). The first episode of the series with the "new" host features an interview with Mae West in 1960. I guess I should get my ass in gear and put them up on YouTube.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 2:53 AM on November 25, 2007

Please do Civil, I'd love to see 'em.
posted by hojoki at 4:36 PM on November 25, 2007

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