Screen legend Mae West archive for sale.

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BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833)<br />
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A plaque presented to Mae West in April 1968 granting her membership to the Division of Cinema at the University of Southern California.  West accepting the Delta Kappa Alpha plaque with Jimmy Stewart and Melvyn LeRoy.<br />
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A selection of trailblazing 1930s starlet Mae West's most recognisable film costumes have emerged for sale for £320,000. ($400,000)<br />
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The auction features the actress and screenwriter's gowns, headdresses and tiaras, as well as props from her films and her scripts.<br />
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West, a New York native, was the Marilyn Monroe of her era, earning a 'bad girl' reputation for starring in risque productions.<br />
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She famously coined the phrase: "When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better."