Dead Famous

Dead Famous

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Mae West S3, E1: Mae West was a one-off and a show-off, a sensational showgirl whose wit was as legendary as her contempt for the censors. But she also had a passion for the paranormal that lasted a lifetime and saw her take part in seance after seance. Where better then to search for her spirit than in New York, the city where she made her name, earned her fortune, and was jailed for upsetting the authorities with her unashamedly brash stage play called Sex? Our hunt for her takes us to a haunted mansion in the middle of New York City, and a house in the middle of nowhere that was built by a man who believed spirits gave him instructions and stood over him as he hammered every nail in. Visiting the places Mae lived and worked in during her colourful career, we try to coax the far-from-shrinking violet into the limelight for one last performance... or will she ask us to come up and see her some time?