Barrington's White House hosts 'Meet the Real Mae West' presentation

Daily Herald report
Updated 1/5/2021 12:10 PM

Barrington's White House will host a historical virtual presentation of "Meet the Real Mae West" by Martina Mathisen at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11.

Mathisen is an educational entertainer that brings life and insight to the woman behind the legend. A live Q&A will take place following the afternoon performance.


West, a Depression-era vaudeville and Broadway star, shattered box office records (and public sensibilities) as her one-liners scandalized the censors yet made her an icon. Her comedy shows took old-fashioned morality to task, much to the delight of her audiences, and she often encountered censorship as a result. She eventually became one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood and amassed a fortune for herself, studios and her fellow stars.

Mathisen's presentation will take viewers to the old stages of vaudeville and Broadway to the golden age of Hollywood.

More information and tickets for all events can be found at

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