Cinema: The New Pictures: Nov. 23, 1936

Go West Young Man (Paramount). When Mae West made her cinema debut in 1932 (Night After Night), wiseacres predicted her career would be short-lived. When she became a star (1933), critics considered her a fad. When the Legion of Decency was formed (1934), Mae West seemed its most likely victim. Currently, though she slipped from fifth to eleventh in Motion Picture Herald's star-rating, Mae West is still one of Hollywood's highest paid ($150,000 per picture) celebrities, unique in two respects: 1) She writes her own scripts. 2) While other producers are trying to be dainty, she tries...

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