Actress, playwright, screenwriter, and iconic sex symbol Mae West (1893-1980) created a scandal and a sensation on Broadway with her play Sex in 1926. Convicted of obscenity, she was sentenced to ten days in prison. She went to jail a convict but emerged a star. Later, in Hollywood, she was the number one box-office attraction during the 1930s and saved Paramount Studios from bankruptcy. Her films included some notorious one-liners - which she wrote herself - that have become part of Hollywood lore. But behind the clever ...

She Always Knew How: Mae West: A Personal Biography 2010, Applause Theatre & Cinema Book Publishers, New York

ISBN-13: 9781423484103

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She Always Knew How: Mae West, a Personal Biography 2009, Simon & Schuster

ISBN-13: 9781416579090