Mae West, Belle of the Nineties (1934)
There’s something about this photo of Mae West that I absolutely positively love. The deliciously bizarre dress, the wings, the ethereal beauty of the actress, and the fact that she’s so confident and matter-of-fact about the whole thing…
What can I say, I’m obsessed with the picture!
Belle of the Nineties is a 1934 comedy, drama, and musical and it’s almost as colorful and wild as Mae West was herself. Directed by Leo McCareyv, it’s a fun film that does what it set out to do – take full advantage of the wonderful appeal of the great Mae West.
And boy does it ever!?!
I am pleased to say that Belle of the Nineties is available on dvd and Blu-ray (Amazon link).
Mae West Biography by Charlotte Chandler (one of my favorite authors):