Meet Mae West’s Secret Husband
Italian American Museum (155 Mulberry St., Manhattan)
Included with $10 museum admission
On Thursday, 16 August 2012 you will learn the untold story of accordionist and vaudeville star Guido Deiro, born in Salto Canavese, Italy, and Mae West, born in Brooklyn, NY, who became his second wife and, eventually, a star on Broadway and in Hollywood motion pictures. Come and hear the music Guido Deiro composed for the Broadway show “Kismet” and some of the other pieces that delighted Mae and his audience. Come watch clips of Guido Deiro performing in 1928 on the piano-accordion.
Refreshments and Italian wine served. (Event is free, however, the museum suggests a donation of $10 for entrance to this wonderful place in Little Italy.)