Mae West: Dirty Blonde on PBS

Bette is the Executive producer of Mae West: Dirty Blondeo on PBS.

“I used to sing a Mae West song when I first started working solo. I actually did not know she was still alive; there was no internet…She sent me a cease-and-desist letter telling me to stop imitating her,” she recalls. “Of course I did, and I still have the letter! But truly, there will never be anyone like her. Her diamonds and feathers, her strict adherence to the clothes of the 1890s…were all part of the package. How could you not love her? She believed in her creation, and she lived it every day of her life. Now, that’s commitment!”