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Perhaps, the whole notion of Miss West being romantically linked with a Black
man was rooted in her novel, The Constant Sinner, which became a stage hit in
1931 and 1932. Miss West said the novel was about an amoral lady of pleasure,
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An Alarm to Unconverted Sinners

Set upon the constant and diligent use of serious and fervent prayer . that
neglects prayer is a profane and unsanctified sinner : * he that is not constant in
prayer is but an hypocrite . This is one of the first things conversion appears in ,
that it ...

An Alarm to Unconverted Sinners

Author: Joseph Alleine

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An Alarme to Unconverted Sinners Whereunto are annexed divers practical cases of conscience judiciously resolved With prefaces by Richard Baxter and Richard Alleine

Set upon the constant and diligent use of serious and fervent Prayer . He that
neglects prayer , is a prophane an unsanctified sinner , Fob 15. 4 . He that is not
constant in prayer , is but an Hypocrite , Fob 27.10 . ( unless the Omission be ...

An Alarme to Unconverted Sinners     Whereunto are annexed divers practical cases of conscience judiciously resolved  With prefaces by Richard Baxter and Richard Alleine

Author: Joseph Alleine

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What Would Cleopatra Do

... The Constant Sinner (1931). Mae was a great wit, both on the page and in
person. She became notorious for imbuing every sentence she spoke 21 with a
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What Would Cleopatra Do

Author: Elizabeth Foley

Publisher: Scribner

ISBN: 1501199064

Page: 320

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“Fun, cheeky” (Booklist), and a visual delight, What Would Cleopatra Do? shares the wisdom and advice passed down from Cleopatra, Queen Victoria, Dorothy Parker, and forty-seven other heroines from past eras on how to handle common problems women have encountered throughout history and still face today. What Would Cleopatra Do? tackles issues by reminding us of inspiring feminists from the past, telling their stories with warmth, humor, and verve. From sticking up for yourself, improving body image, deciding whether to have children, finding a mentor, getting dumped, feeling like an imposter, being unattractive, and dealing with gossip, we can learn a lot by reading motivational stories of heroic women who, living in much tougher times through history, took control of their own destinies and made life work for them. Here are Cleopatra’s thoughts on sibling rivalry, Mae West on positive body image, Frida Kahlo on finding your style, Catherine the Great on dealing with gossip, Agatha Christie on getting dumped, Hedy Lamarr on being underestimated—to list only a few—as well as others who address dilemmas including career-planning, female friendship, loneliness, financial management, and political engagement. Featuring whimsical illustrations by L.A.-based artist Bijou Karman, What Would Cleopatra Do? is a distinctive, witty, and gift-worthy tribute to history’s outstanding women.

The Films of Mae West

Whatever the critics thought of the plot to The Constant Sinner , the fact of the
matter remains that Mae toned it down considerably for the stage . In the novel ,
Babe leaves Delaney after his acquittal , going off to Paris with Wayne Baldwin .

The Films of Mae West

Author: Jon Tuska

Publisher: Secaucus, N.J. : Citadel Press

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Stills, photographs, film reviews, and production notes provide a detailed history of Mae West's film career

The Harlem Renaissance

THE CONSTANT SINNER 79 COME SEVEN ( play ) , 1920. The New York Times
called this play at the Broadhurst Theatre " distinctly a negro comedy for white
folks ” ( 20 July 1920 , p . 10 ) . All of the characters were black ; all of the actors ...

The Harlem Renaissance

Author: Bruce Kellner

Publisher: Greenwood

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Portrays the lives of Black authors, musicians, actors, and other artists associated with the Harlem Renaissance and discusses Harlem Renaissance dramas, films, books, and musical shows

Mae West

Published in 1930 , The Constant Sinner was the story of a love affair between a
black man and a white woman . The book , said West , “ made literary critics sit up
and turn pale . ” It sold well , and the Shubert theatrical production company ...

Mae West

Author: Carol Bergman

Publisher: Chelsea House Pub

ISBN: 9781555466817

Page: 111

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Traces the life of the stage and screen performer, from her Brooklyn childhood and vaudeville period to success in Hollywood and the final years.

Masquerade in Black

Mae West ' s novel was first published by Macauley as Babe Gordon ; in later
editions the title was changed to the Constant Sinner . Mae wrote about her
steamy novel , " It made literary critics sit up and turn pale . It sold well . The book
went ...

Masquerade in Black

Author: William T. Leonard

Publisher: Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press

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Chronicles the 400-year history of whites in blackface.

Mae West

This cruder aspect comes out in The Constant Sinner . Babe is not so fun - loving
but more clinically obsessed with sex , more callous in her attitude . Babe
compares the sexual prowess of her partners with her cronies , and they pass the
men ...

Mae West

Author: Maurice Leonard

Publisher: Birch Lane Press

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A biography of the archetypal film star discusses West's Brooklyn girlhood, her rise to international fame, her arrest for "corrupting the morals of youth," her business savvy, and her sensational comeback.

Mae West

Mae's last play The Constant Sinner staggered through sixty - four performances
after a panning from the critics . Columbia Pictures had turned her down after a
screen test . Was it Al Capone returning favours to the family through George Raft
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Mae West

Author: Fergus Cashin

Publisher: W H Allen

ISBN: 9780491029841

Page: 197

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The Dame in the Kimono

Joseph Wood Krutch concluded his Constant Sinner review with a commentary
on the audience : It is difficult to imagine just where its members come from , but I
have a theory . All the little boys who , in the early days of the movies , used to ...

The Dame in the Kimono

Author: Leonard J. Leff

Publisher: Anchor

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Looks at the history of the Motion Picture Production Code

Becoming Mae West

The Constant Sinner faced no police raid or censorship demand beyond the
deletion of two lines . Perhaps Mayor Walker was too distracted by his own legal
problems to spearhead another campaign to clean up Broadway ; he was in
Europe ...

Becoming Mae West

Author: Emily Worth Leider

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 9780306809514

Page: 472

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Emily Worth Leider combines newly uncovered archival material, fine writing, and a rich appreciation of West's unique blend of comedy and "come-hither" appeal to shape this enormously engrossing biography and portrait of an era. She gives us not just Mae West the bawdy icon, but also the driven performer who honed her act on the vaudeville circuit, wrote her own material to get a decent part, and never stopped battling the censor—the very people who provided some of her best publicity but who eventually struck a blow for prudery from which her career would never recover.

Censored Hollywood

Although she had written a hit novel , The Constant Sinner , West had not been
successful in creating a stage follow - up to Diamond Lil . When an adaptation of
The Constant Sinner ran only eight weeks in 1931 , the thirtynine - year - old ...

Censored Hollywood

Author: Frank Miller

Publisher: Turner Pub

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Looks at the film industry's attempts at self-regulation and the development of the present day rating system, also examining how censorship reflects the morals, sexuality and politics prevalent in society during each decade of the past century

Who s who in the Theatre

... 1927 ; Diamond Lil , Pleasure Man , 1928 ; The Constant Sinner ( from her own
novel ) , 1931 ; I'm No Angel , 1933 ; Catherine Was Great , 1944 ; Sextet , 1961 ;
part author of Clean Beds , 1939 ; her autobiography Goodness Had Nothing ...

Who s who in the Theatre

Author: Ian Herbert

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780810302358

Page: 749

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Twentieth century American Dramatists

Twentieth century American Dramatists

Author: Garrett Eisler

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

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The playwrights profiled in this volume range from those active at the very beginning of the century to some just emerging by the new millennium. This collection of biographies represents the diversity of both form and content in the twentieth-century American theatre.

Women Filmmakers Their Films

... The Pleasure Man , 1928 , The Constant Sinner , 1931 , and Catherine Was
Great , 1944 ) ; 1932 — film debut in Night After Night : contract with Paramount ;
1933 — adapted her stage hit Diamond Lil for the movie , in which she also
starred ...

Women Filmmakers   Their Films

Author: Gwendolyn Audrey Foster

Publisher: Saint James Press

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This single-volume resource offers comprehensive coverage of women directors and their films as well as producers, writers and production artists. General information on the filmmaker or film is followed, where applicable, by more detailed biography, filmography, comprehensive credits, production information, awards and bibliography. The core of the entry consists of a signed, 800- to 1,000-word critical essay written by a film critic or scholar. Following introductory essays on the evolution and status of women filmmakers, 190 alphabetically arranged entries discuss women directors, producers, animators, art directors, editors, writers, and costume designers. Each entry contains a brief biography, a complete filmography, a selected bibliography of works on and by the entrant, and an expository essay by a specialist in the field. The remaining entries (approximately 60) concern films in which women filmmakers have had a major role. They include production information, lists of cast and crew, a selected bibliography of works about the film, and an essay. Contains many b & w portraits and stills.

This Atom in the Audience

In “ The Constant Sinner , ” at the Royale Theater the other evening , she seemed
free to go as far as she liked , an artiste liberated . This she did , a little wistfully
perhaps , regretful of the good old days when an actress could be arrested for ...

This Atom in the Audience

Author: Percy Hammond

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The Publishers Weekly

The Constant Sinner . Tully , Jim . Shanty Irish ; Ladies in the Parlor . State
College Co - op , Albany , N. Y. McLaughlin . Constitutional History United States
. Appleton . Students . G. E. Stechert & Co. , 31 E. 10th St. , New York Abbott .
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Life

If you forget “ The Constant Sinner ” this tune you may refresh your memory with "
I Love You So Much . ” M4E AE WEST , she of the silken snarling voice , opened
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