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Mae West in ‘Myra Breckenridge’

Mae West, the legendary Hollywood actress, stands with other stars of the 1970 film Myra Breckenridge. From left, they are: John Huston, Raquel Welch, Mae West and Rex Reed. Yes, that is John Huston the director and Rex Reed, later more famous as a film critic. Myra Breckinridge, directed by Michael Sarne, was a strange comedy of manners, based on the 1968 book by Gore Vidal. Raquel Welch played Myra, a transgender woman who upends gender norms in Hollywood. Mae West, who turned 77 the year the film was released, played Leticia van Allen, a "female casting agent who habitually seduces the young men who come to her for auditions."

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