American Masters: Mae West: Dirty Blonde DVD

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Mae West achieved great acclaim in every entertainment medium that existed during her lifetime, spanning eight decades of the 20th century. Mae West: Dirty Blonde is the first major documentary film to explore West’s life and career, as she “climbed the ladder of success wrong by wrong” to become a writer, performer and subversive agitator for social change.
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Mae West achieved great acclaim in every entertainment medium that existed during her lifetime, spanning eight decades of the 20th century. Mae West: Dirty Blonde is the first major documentary film to explore West’s life and career, as she “climbed the ladder of success wrong by wrong” to become a writer, performer and subversive agitator for social change.

American Masters: Mae West: Dirty Blond Mae West achieved great acclaim in every entertainment medium that existed during her lifetime, spanning eight decades of the 20th century. A full-time actress at seven, a vaudevillian at 14, a dancing sensation at 25, a Broadway playwright at 33, a silver screen ingénue at 40, a Vegas nightclub act at 62, a recording artist at 73, a camp icon at 85 -- West left no format unconquered. She possessed creative and economic powers unheard of for a female entertainer in the 1930s and still rare today. Though she was a comedian, West grappled with some of the more complex social issues of the 20th century, including race and class tensions, and imbued even her most salacious plotlines with commentary about gender conformity, societal restrictions and what she perceived as moral hypocrisy. Mae West: Dirty Blonde is the first major documentary film to explore West’s life and career, as she "climbed the ladder of success wrong by wrong" to become a writer, performer and subversive agitator for social change.

Producer: Julie Sacks, Sally Rosenthal, Julia Marchesi
Executive Producer: Bette Midler, Michael Kantor
Production Company: Thirteen
Production Year: 2020
Copyright Year: 2019
Rating: TV-14
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 85 minutes
Subtitled: Y
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
DVI: Y
Audio Format: 5.1 Surround
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

3 Reviews
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RUTH
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5.0 star rating
02/01/22
Mae West
Review by RUTH on 02/01/22 review stating Mae West
Excellent documentary
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Pj
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
06/26/21
A must see documentary
Review by Pj on 06/26/21 review stating A must see documentary
Im looking forward to watching this tonight at 9pm Central. Mae West is an icon. Im encouraging my daughters to watch too. My 5-star ranking does not reflect the PBS show because I havent watched it yet, but Mae West is definitely a 5-star icon.
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Stewart W.
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5.0 star rating
12/02/20
Mae at her best
Review by Stewart W. on 12/02/20 review stating Mae at her best
She did it her way! Excellent film, made me want to review her films again. I will always be a fan.


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