dedicated to Mae West, to have someone sit on her lips

I'm in heaven, and my heart beats so that I can hardly speak
For the collage of "dedicated to Mae West, to have someone sit on her lips", the original photography you can find, here there and everywhere, but sometimes nowhere.

The words "I'm in heaven, and my heart beats so that I can hardly speak" is taken from the lyrics of "Cheek To Cheek" by Irving Berlin in 1935, sung by Fred Astaire for the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers movie "Top Hat" directed by Mark Sandrich.

The song "Cheek To Cheek" sung by Fred Astaire was featured for he movie "The Green Mile" 1999 directed by Frank Darabont, adapted from the novel "The Green Mile" 1996 written by Stephen King.
In this story, Toot-Toot acted by Harry Dean Stanton says "I got to have Mae West sit on my face, because I am one horny motherfucker!"

As it is, Mae West is one the most influence sex symbols and icons for the pop culture.

In 1936, on the movie "Anything Goes" directed by Lewis Milestone, the words "Mae West" appears in the lyrics of two featured songs by Cole Porter.
In the title track "Anything Goes" sung by Ethel Merman as Reno Sweeney, the part of the lyrics is "If Mae West you like,".
And in the song "You're The Top" sung by Bing Crosby as Billy Crocker and Ethel Merman as Reno Sweeney, the part of the lyrics is "You're the moon, over Mae West's shoulder".

Except these two songs, the words "Mae West" appears many lyrics. For example, Silicon Carne from the album "Volume Contrast Brilliance : Sessions And Singles Vol. 1" 1983 by The Monochrome Set, "Lust For Death" from the album "Hole" 1984 by Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel and "Move Over Busker" from the album "Press To Play" 1986 by Paul McCartney, etc.

In 1934 the artist Salvador Dalí completed his works "Face Of Mae West Which Can Be Used As An Apartment", and in 1938, completed his works "The Mae West Lips Sofa".
In 1975, the one of the image photos for the movie "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" directed by Jim Sharman, the big red lips is sit by Tim Curry acted as Dr. Frank N. Furter, a scientist depended on the image of Salvador Dalí's "Mae West", maybe.

In 1967, on the Beatles album cover "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" designed by art-directed by Robert Fraser, designed by Peter Blake and Jann Haworth and photographed by Michael Cooper, Mae West appears, the top of the lines three from the left, between Aleister Crowley and Lenny Bruce.
Mae West refuged to appear for the design of the album at first time, but the Beatles wrote to her a letter personally, so she allowed.
By the way, at one time, Derek Taylor, the press officer for the Beatles had been asked Mae West management for the pop music scene at that time. This episode was written for the book "As Time Goes By" by Derek Taylor.

Mae West has a statue at Hollywood-La Brea Boulevard in Los Angeles, designed by Catherine Hardwicke "Four Ladies Of Hollywood Gazebo" in 1994. The others three are Dolores del Rio, Dorothy Dandridge and Anna May Wong.

During World War II, the yellow inflatable, vest-like life preserver jackets was called "Mae West".

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