MAE WEST AND RUBY KEELER, THE NOSTALGIA QUEENS



For the true film buff this special package presents to of the grand ladies of the early movies in two special hour long documentaries. 

RUBY WEST
Archival footage traces the career of the screen’s first tap-dancing star and her comeback on Broadway years later. Ruby Keeler, born Ethel Hilda Keeler, was an actress, dancer and singer most famous for her on-screen coupling with Dick Powell in a string of successful early musicals at Warner Brothers, particularly 42nd Street (1933). From 1928 to 1940, she was married to singer Al Jolson. She retired from show business in the 1940s but made a widely-publicized comeback on Broadway in 1971.  The hour long documentary takes a look back at what made her on of the most beloved stars of the 30’s

MAE WEST
Mae West was an American actress, playwright, screenwriter and sex symbol whose entertainment career spanned seven decades.Known for her bawdy double entendres, West made a name for herself in vaudeville and on the stage in New York before moving to Hollywood to become a comedienne, actress and writer in the motion picture industry. In consideration of her contributions to American cinema, the American Film Institute named West 15th among the greatest female stars of all time.

One of the more controversial movie stars of her day, West encountered many problems, including censorship. When her cinematic career ended, she continued to perform on stage, in Las Vegas, in the United Kingdom, on radio and television, and recorded rock and roll albums. She used the alias Jane Mast early in her career.  This hour long documentary explores her career through old film clips and interviews.   A great piece of American movie history.

BONUS: MAE WEST’S BACK LOT USA
See one of the last intereviews ever given by Mae West when on April 4, 1976 Dick Cavett visited the back lot where Mae was filming a musical.  Very rare

MAE WEST AND RUBY KEELER, THE NOSTALGIA QUEENS
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