Willie, West and McGinty: The Comedy Builders by David Soren

Bill Briscoe (1886-1949) began his career as a comic acrobat in a team known as Wild and West, which toured internationally. He and Frank Crossley (ca. 1882-ca. 1942), both from Lancashire, England, developed a carpenter slapstick act as Willie West & McGinty (no...

Mae West: Queen of the Double Entendre by David Soren

Mae West (August 17, 1893-November 22, 1980) was one of the mega-stars of Hollywood in the Golden Age of the 1930s and she was the Golden Girl. In an age that celebrated curvilinear forms, females with round faces and blonde hair (it was known as the Depression Modern...