Goodness Had Nothing to Do with It, Signed by Mae West
[Signed Check by Mae West Laid In] West, Mae. Goodness Had Nothing to Do with It, The Autobiography of Mae West. First Edition, Third Printing. 1959. Book is in very good condition; dust jacket is in very good minus condition. A check personally signed by Mae West is laid in. It is dated April 27, 1940, and is drawn on the Hollywood and Vine branch of the California Bank. She has noted “in advance, massage.”
Mae West, along with Joan Crawford and Marlene Dietrich, channeled all of available energy into her public image. Fortunately for West, her fans saw her as a depraved sexpot. Making sure she lived up to that image was surely great fun. She says as much in this autobiography, which also mixes in her best aphorisms and unique philosophy on men, sex, society, etc.
“My personal life [in Hollywood] kept pace with my public one. I played as hard as I worked. I did not neglect my pleasures, but I did wish I had more time for them.”