Biography of the curvaceous and sharp-witted actress who scandalized Broadway and Hollywood in the 1920s-30s with her frank approach to sex.

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Jim Timony
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Matilda West
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Rene Valentine
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George Kane
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Edward Eisner
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Al Kaufman
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Michael Currie ...
Bill Le Baron
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Archie Mayo
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Mae - age 7
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Biography of the curvaceous and sharp-witted actress who scandalized Broadway and Hollywood in the 1920s-30s with her frank approach to sex.

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2 May 1982 (USA)  »

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Mae West - A Deusa do Amor  »

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Rene Valetine (Roddy McDowall) is based on real-life 1920s drag queen Bert Savoy. See more »

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27 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

RODDY McDOWALL'S character Rene Valentine was based on the legendary stage and film star JULIAN ELTINGE, and not the drag queen that is mentioned above. Mr. Eltinge was quite influential in creating the sexy style and alluring mannerisms that became Ms. West's trademarks in the long run. Before she was tutored by him, she was nothing more than a raucous singer that had little style. The costume she wears in the scene at the vaudeville theater, after working with him, is based on factual information researched by Costume Desinger, JEAN-PIERRE DORLEAC, who was nominated for an Emmy for the film. The same goes for all the other costumes in the film.


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