Go West Young Man

Synopsis: A movie star, stranded in the country, trifles with a young man's affections.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Henry Hathaway
Production: Major
82 min

and the distinct pleasure...

of presenting the reigning

queen of the cinema,

Miss Mavis Arden.

Remember me kindly

for just a brief moment...

when April comes around again

with its blue skies and sudden showers.

Remember that April woman

who drifted into your life...

as casually as a summer cloud

drifts over a green field...

and then drifts on again.''

And that, my dear friends,

was The Drifting Lady.

But it was not, please believe me-

It was not the real Mavis Arden.

I often say to my producer,

Mr. A.K. Greenfield,

president of Superfine Pictures, Inc.-

''A.K., I say''-

I always call him ''A.K.''

[ says to him, [ say,

'A.K., please, oh, please,

''let me play a part

that expresses the real me,

''a simple, unaffected country girl...

who finds her happiness

in a garden and a swimming pool.''

But Mr. Greenfield always says,

''No, no, Mavis,

you are a great artiste,

and it wouldn't be fair to

deprive the worid of your genius.''

So that is why I play these fascinating

sirens you seem to like to see.

But, oh, I'm such

a different person, really.

Beneath all this glitter, Mavis Arden

is a very human person like yourselves.

[f you, my dear public,

could only come up and see me...

in my little ''Eyetalian''

villa in Hollywood,

I'm sure you'd be disappointed

in the dullness...

and simplicity of my life there.

I know it's cruel

to disillusin you this way,

but I have to be honest, and you

must take it in the right spirit.

Now, my dear friends, [ want to thank

you for your kind appreciation...

and accept through me the thanks

of my dear producer,

A.K. Greenfield, president of Superfine Pictures, Inc.

- great fellow.

And now, my dear friends,

I want to say good night.

A thousand good nights!

And tell all your friends

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Mae West

Mary Jane "Mae" West (August 17, 1893 – November 22, 1980) was an American actress, singer, playwright, screenwriter, comedian, and sex symbol whose entertainment career spanned seven decades, known for her lighthearted bawdy double entendres and breezy sexual independence. West was active in vaudeville and on the stage in New York City before moving to Hollywood to become a comedian, actress and writer in the motion picture industry, as well as appearing on radio and television. The American Film Institute named her 15th among the greatest female stars of classic American cinema. Often using a husky contralto voice, West was one of the more controversial movie stars of her day and encountered many problems, especially censorship. She bucked the system, making comedy out of conventional mores, and the Depression-era audience admired her for it. When her cinematic career ended, she wrote books and plays and continued to perform in Las Vegas, in the United Kingdom, on radio and television and to record rock and roll albums. She was once asked about the various efforts to impede her career, to which she replied: "I believe in censorship. I made a fortune out of it." more…

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