Empress of Sex Offers Free Admission For Virgins in August

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Mae West and Sophie Tucker Sizzle at the Annual Mae West Birthday Tribute in NYC

The general public will pay $15 per person to enjoy the Annual Mae West Birthday Tribute -- but virgins (who are over 21 years of age) will be admitted free -- when The Empress of Sex and The Last of the Red Hot Mamas entertain on Saturday night, August 14th, 2010 in midtown Manhattan.

There will be a mind reader -- -- Garside the Great, a purity detective imported from Coney Island -- -- at the door to determine who is naughty and who is "snow white." Mae West once said, "I was snow white but I drifted."

In honor of Mae's upcoming birthday, both the pure and the (ahem) "experienced" are welcome to enjoy the music once performed by Mae West, Empress of Sex, and Sophie Tucker, The Last of The Red Hot Mamas. Join us for a shimmy-long night of good songs, swell jokes, jaw-dropping raffle prizes, and more.

And the live entertainment will ignite you and delight you on Saturday August 14th, 2010 when two broads head back to Broadway -- -- Sophie Tucker along with Mae West.

Continuing her custom of commemorating the birthday of Mae West, playwright LindaAnn Loschiavo (who wrote "Courting Mae West: Sex, Censorship, and Secrets") has a most exciting late-night treat in store this year: The Gaudy Girls, two talented beauties who perform the best-loved songs made famous by Sophie Tucker and Mae West. As part of their repertoire, the ladies will offer a tribute to New York-based composers and lyricists who created the hits "Frankie & Johnny," "My Old Flame," "Red Hot Mama," "My Yiddishe Momme," "Everybody Shimmies Now," "Baby, It's Cold Outside," and many more.

It's one night only so plan to come up and see Mae -- and Sophie. Details below.

  • WHERE: ACTORS TEMPLE, 339 West 47th Street, New York, NY 10036 [where SOPHIE TUCKER was one of their first vaudeville members in 1923]
  • WHO: MAE WEST [Anne Marie Finnie], SOPHIE TUCKER [Maggie Worsdale], presented and introduced by playwright LindaAnn Loschiavo
  • WHAT ELSE: Shimmy lessons, raffle prizes, goodies, and a chance to win deluxe European scarves featuring MAE WEST's quotes and a rare caricature.
  • SUBWAYS: IND: C, E to West 50th Street station; BMT: N, R, W to West 49th Street station -- exit on the West 47th Street side.
  • GENERAL ADMISSION: $15. VIP service and Group Sales available.
  • URL: Buy tickets online at http://www.TheGaudyGirls.com -- and get event updates and Mae West news daily http://www.MaeWest.blogspot.com

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