Category Archives: Mae West

Charlie McCarthy Premiers on Royal Gelatin Hour

Seventy seven years ago, on Dec 17, 1936, Edgar Bergen brought his companion, Charlie McCarthy, to the radio waves for the first time. The show was The Royal Gelatin Hour hosted and directed by Rudy Vallee. Better known as The … Continue reading

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Ba-da-boom, It’s Mae West!

Before the sexual revolution of the 1960’s, there was Mae West. The entertaining, sometimes mischievous, always provocative and controversial Broadway performer and film star began her career in vaudeville. Born Mary Jane West in Brooklyn, New York on August 17, … Continue reading

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