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The Beaches actress is attached to star and executive produce the project, which is based on West's 1959 autobiography Goodness Had Nothing to Do With It.
West's book chronicles her rise to stardom as she became one of the highest-grossing, and most controversial, stars of the 1930s.
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The two goddesses spent a lot of time in each other's company on the set of the 1970 film - and Welch admits she started to think there was something more than a little odd about her co-star.
During a Raquel Welch film retrospective in New York at the weekend (11-12Feb12), the still-stunning actress explained, "She never worked before 5pm and... she also never moved by herself, so the limo that took her to the studio, to her dressing room, also brought her onto the set. So they had to open the huge door where they load in scenery. She was kind of like a piece of scenery!
"When I went over to say hello to her (one day) I said, 'Hi, it's Raquel, remember?' She sort of extended her hand to me and I went to kiss the ring and one false fingernail painted silver fell to the floor. I looked at the hand and I thought, 'Oh, I'm getting a vibe'. I really think she's a man!
Continue reading: Raquel Welch: 'I Think Mae West Was A Man'
Angelina Jolie was told off by the people behind 'Kung Fu Panda' because she kept on changing her accent.
The 'Salt' actress plays the part of Tigress in the film, but was so concerned about her own voice she began to put on accents - angering the executives behind the film who wanted her to sound natural.
She said: "I've never loved my own voice. Like most people, you hear your own voice and you think, 'Ugh.' So I came in and I was Mae West for a while.
Continue reading: Angelina Jolie's Voice Problems
Dita Von Teese insisted on velvet flocked wallpaper in her home because she hs been ''obsessed'' with it since she was a child.
Dita Von Teese is "obsessed" with wallpaper.
The burlesque dancer - who was previously married to goth rocker Marilyn Manson - insisted on having a flocked velvet design put onto the walls of her Los Angeles home after falling in love with a similar design when she was a child.
She said: "When I was six, my family moved into a Victorian house with green and gold damask wallpaper.
Continue reading: Dita Von Teese's Wallpaper Obsession
Jerry Hall, 54, has been banned from wearing mini-skirts by her 18-year-old daughter, Georgia May, because she's too old for them.
Jerry Hall has been banned from wearing mini-skirts by her daughter.
The 54-year-old former supermodel says she has stopped donning clothes that are deemed too young for her as 18-year-old Georgia May gets embarrassed by them.
She said: "I've had to give up leather pants and mini-skirts. I said to Georgia May, 'Can't I wear them with thick tights?' And she goes, 'No,' and then she took 'em all!"
Continue reading: Jerry Hall Banned From Wearing Mini-skirts
Iconic American actress Mae West orchestrated a stint in jail on charges of indecent exposure because she thought prison would be an "interesting" experience, according to a new biography.
In 1927, the late vaudeville legend was prosecuted on charges one of her acts "corrupted the morals of youth" and sentenced to 10 days in a New York prison.
According to author Charlotte Chandler, West could have escaped the jail stint by simply paying a fine, but the actress insisted on serving her time - a total of eight days before she was released for good behaviour.
In new book about the star, titled She Always Knew How, Chandler quotes West as saying: "I was told I could pay the fine and get out of going to jail, but I made up my own mind. I decided it would be more interesting to go to prison. I was always fascinated by prisons and mental institutions... I wasn't going to be deprived of that experience. I saw those as 10 very valuable days, a kind of working vacation."
Continue reading: West Wanted Prison Stint
Rocker Alice Cooper turned down the opportunity to bed late screen star Mae West - because he wasn't sure if the former sex symbol was truly feminine.
Cooper - who starred alongside the veteran actress in the movie Sextette in 1978 - reveals West was very keen to romance the then 30-year-old singer and even invited him back to her trailer - an offer the star vehemently refused.
He says, "Did she come onto me? You bet she did. We ended one of our scenes and Mae whispered to me, 'Why don't you come on back to my trailer?' I said, 'Because you're 86-years-old and I'm not sure if you're a woman or not!'"
West died in 1980, aged 87.
The film is based on Gore Vidal's bestselling 1968 novel, which gave us Myra as a magnificently over-the-top symbol of changing sexual mores, greed, revenge, Hollywood, and how they all intersect. In the hands of director Michael Sarne, the story became a messy sex farce; Vidal stepped away from the project, and for good reason. In the book, Myra romanticizes the great movies of the 1930s, arguing, in fact, that it was the best decade ever for movies. This inspires Sarne to raid the 20th Century Fox vault and cram in seemingly dozens of clips from Laurel & Hardy and Shirley Temple films, sometimes ironically, but mostly sitting there like a bad joke told at a dinner party. (It may be that Myra's sole usefulness is that it inspired a similar idea in the HBO TV series Dream On, actually done well.)
Continue reading: Myra Breckinridge Review
The I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU singer was hoping to portray the silver screen icon in an upcoming TV film, but now she has been told to take the project elsewhere.
She says, "Mae West has completely fallen through. They stopped me from doing it altogether because ABC is going to stop doing movies of the week.
Continue reading: Dolly's Mae West Film Scrapped
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