Mae West séance scheduled in haunted mansion
Actress Mae West is a favorite of The Mystery of the Haunted Vampire. The Book-of-Thoth has history and details of a special event.
Click on the link for more details of an event I would love to attend. More details also at MaeWest.blogspot.com.
Mae West tried to tune into the unquiet dead up and down Broadway. According to Whitney Bolton, a columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, a week after the Italian-born actor Rudolph Valentino died [1895-1926], Mae West and her friend Texas Guinan arranged for a séance in a Manhattan loft. Suspicious that the 31-year-old heartthrob was secretly poisoned by a rival, Mae summoned an Italian Medium to officiate. At the table sitting opposite Mae were Texas, her brother Tommy Guinan, and the gangster Owney Madden who owned The Cotton Club, a man remembered more for violence than his spiritual side.
The one outside interest that Mae devoted herself to was the occult and spiritualism, according to Thyra Samter Winslow, whose interview with the author of "Diamond Lil" resulted in a lengthy New Yorker profile in 1928. And the rendezvous with Rudolph in 1926 must have been memorable because two years later Mae was holding séances in the smoking room of the Royale Theatre to communicate again with him. Visiting New York to see "Diamond Lil" on Broadway, the actor Jean Hersholt was invited backstage and pulled into a darkened room where a Medium was channeling Caruso and Valentino. Hersholt recalled that Rudy called upon Mae and said: "Mae, you have a lot of enemies and don't trust any of them."
In order to raise the ROAR of the crowd on August 17, 2005 when Mae West’s birthday will be celebrated in Manhattan in a haunted nineteenth century mansion, the organizers are looking for Leos [domestic or foreign]. Ten adults born between July 23rd - August 23rd, and before 1980, will be admitted free to this star-studded Benefit.