Mae West loved big cities, form-fitting clothes, lipstick, jazz, sex in taxis, intrigue, gun-toting bootleggers, boxers lathered in sweat, and cops who read her the riot act. Born in Brooklyn in 1893, she was the child of a former bare-knuckles boxer and an immigrant whose aspirations made her a classic stage mother. Baby Mae was performing by age five; by the time she was twenty, she was a seasoned trouper on the Keith vaudeville circuit and had begun to write her own material. When prudery squelched her as a vaudeville ...

Becoming Mae West 2001, Thorndike Press, Thorndike, ME

ISBN-13: 9780786230648

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Becoming Mae West 2000, Da Capo Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780306809514

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Becoming Mae West 1997, Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780374109592

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