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Mae West tribute - Light My Fire

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A tribute to the brilliant Mae West. With clips from 6 of her movies, and her own version of 'Light my fire', from her 1972 rock album. Mae West was a movie star, Broadway star, a playwright, screenwriter, singer... Mae's career is very unique, she was 38 when she made her first film, and was very famous long before her movie career. She started out in Vaudeville in 1907 when she was 14 years old, and made her first appearence in a Broadway show in 1911. She starred in her first Broadway play in 1926, titled 'Sex', which she also wrote, produced and directed. It was a huge hit, but of course it was very notorious and risqué, and a year after it opened she was arrested and sentenced to ten days in jail for "corrupting the morals of youth." But it didn't hurt her career, it was great publicity. Between 1932 and 1943 she made ten movies, the last one is The Heat's On. She made two more movies in the 1970's; Myra Breckinridge (1970) and Sextette (1978). She wrote the screenplays/dialogue/(and/or) the original story to all of her movies. She worked with Cary Grant in two movies: She Done Him Wrong and I'm No Angel. And of course, she worked with the great W.C Fields in the memorable comedy My Little Chickadee. After The Heat's On, when her movie career was over, she kept working on the stage, and in 1944 she starred in the Broadway play 'Catherine Was Great' (produced by Mike Todd) and it ran for 191 performances. In the 1950's she starred in her own Las Vegas stage show, where she met Paul Novak , (who worked in the show) -they fell in love and stayed together for the rest of her life. In 1958 she performed at the Academy Awards- she sang a duet with Rock Hudson. Mae released her autobiography in 1959, entitled 'Goodness Had Nothing To Do With It' ,and it became a best seller. She made many television and radio appearances, and when she was in her 70's she recorded two rock&roll albums. She passed away at age 87, in 1980. The American Film Institute named her 15th among the greatest female stars of all time,on their greatest screen legends list. Clips from: The Heat's On Belle Of The Nineties Klondike Annie I'm No Angel My Little Chickadee She Done Him Wrong