Description: Throughout her career, Mansfield was compared by the media to the reigning sex symbol of the period, Marilyn Monroe. 20th Century Fox groomed her, as well as Sheree North, to substitute Monroe, their resident "blonde bombshell", while Universal Pictures launched Van Doren as their substitute. The studio launched Mansfield, their new bombshell, with a grand 40-day tour of England and Europe from September 25 to November 6, 1957. She adopted Monroe's vocal mannerisms instead of her original husky voice and Texan speech, performed in two plays that were based on Marilyn Monroe vehicles -- Bus Stop and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and her role in The Wayward Bus was strongly influenced by Monroe's character in Bus Stop.Other studios also tried to find their own version of Monroe. Columbia Pictures tried it with Cleo Moore, Warner Bros. with Carroll Baker, Paramount Pictures with Anita Ekberg, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer with Barbara Lang, while Diana Dors was dubbed as England's answer to Mansfield. Jacqueline Susann wrote, "When one studio has a Marilyn Monroe, every other studio is hiring Jayne Mansfield and Mamie Van Doren." The crowd of contenders also included Diana Dors, Sheree North, Kim Novak, Cleo Moore, Joi Lansing, Beverly Michaels, Barbara Nichols and Greta Thyssen, and even two brunettes -- Elizabeth Taylor and Jane Russell. Mamie Van Doren, Diana Dors and Kim Novak also acted in various productions of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. But, even when Mansfield's film roles were drying up, she was widely considered to be Monroe's primary rival, and she considered Mamie Van Doren as her professional nemesis. At one point, Monroe, Mansfield and Mamie came to be known as "The Three M's."Because of her striking figure, newspapers in the 1950s routinely published her body measurements, which once led to evangelist Billy Graham exclaiming, "This country knows more about Jayne Mansfield's statistics than the Second Commandment." Mansfield claimed a 41-inch bust line and a 22-inch waist when she made her Broadway debut in 1955, though some scholars dispute those figures. She came to be known as "the Cleavage Queen" and "the Queen of Sex and Bosom." Mansfield's breasts fluctuated in size, it was said, from her pregnancies and nursing her five children. Her smallest measurement was 40D (102 cm), which was constant throughout the 1950s, and her largest was 46DD (117 cm), measured by the press in 1967. According to Playboy, her vital statistics were 40D-21-36 (102-53-91 cm) on her 5'6" (1.68 m) frame. According to her autopsy report, she was 5'8" (1.73 m).It has been claimed that her bosom was a major force behind the development of the 1950s brassieres, including the "Whirlpool bra", Cuties, the "Shutter bra", the "Action bra", latex pads, cleavage-revealing designs and uplift outline. R. L. Rutsky and Bill Osgerby have claimed that it was Mansfield, along with Marilyn Monroe and Brigitte Bardot, who made the bikini popular. Drawing on the Freudian concept of fetishism, British science fiction writer and socio-cultural commentator J. G. Ballard commented that Mae West, Mansfield and Monroe's breasts "loomed across the horizon of popular consciousness." But, as the 1960s approached, according to Dave Kehr, the anatomy that had made her a star turned her into a joke. In this decade, the female body ideal shifted to appreciate the slim waif-like features popularized by supermodel Twiggy, actress Audrey Hepburn and other, demarcating the demise of the busty blonde bombshells.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jayne_Mansfield
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Archivist Alex Cherian presents a highly emotional 1967 film clip of actress Jayne Mansfield returning home from a goodwill tour of US troops in South Vietnam. Clip is copyright Young Broadcasting of San Francisco, Inc. Special thanks to Pat Patton and KRON-TV for helping make this material publicly accessible. For more info, visit the San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive at: diva.sfsu.edu Subscribe to the Intelligent Channel!
Segment that i appeared and worked on with Gay Rosenthal Productions, debunking the "MYTH" about Jayne Mansfield being decapitated. The photos, newspapers, video footage and reports all belong to me. Read my NEWEST book called, "Did Success Spoil Jayne Mansfield?" Her life in pictures & text by Frank Ferruccio with Damien Santroni.
My tribute to the beautiful Jayne Mansfield, music from Chris de Burgh - Lady in Red Jayne Mansfield was an American actress working both on Broadway and in Hollywood. One of the leading blonde sex symbols of the 1950s, Mansfield starred in several popular Hollywood films that emphasized her platinum-blonde hair, hourglass figure and cleavage-revealing costumes. While Mansfield's film career was short-lived, she had several box office successes. She won the Theatre World Award, a Golden Globe and a Golden Laurel. As the demand for blonde bombshells declined in the 1960s, Mansfield was relegated to low-budget film melodramas and comedies, but remained a popular celebrity. In her later career she continued to attract large crowds in foreign countries and in lucrative and successful nightclub tours. Mansfield had been a Playboy Playmate of the Month and appeared in the magazine several additional times. She died in an automobile accident at age 34. Films of Jayne Mansfield 1954 Female Jungle 1955 Hell on Frisco Bay 1955 Pete Kelly's Blues 1955 Illegal 1956 The Girl Can't Help It 1957 The Wayward Bus 1957 The Burglar 1957 Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? 1957 Kiss Them for Me 1958 The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw 1960 The Challenge 1960 The Loves of Hercules 1960 Too Hot to Handle 1961 The George Raft Story 1962 Lykke og Krone (documentaire) 1962 It Happened in Athens 1963 Homesick for St. Pauli 1963 Promises! Promises! 1964 Primitive Love 1964 Panic Button 1964 Dog Eat Dog 1965 ...
This episode of This Is Your Life features Jayne Mansfield as the celebrity guest. Host Ralph Edwards introduces Mansfield's mother and step-father, her counselor from Southern Methodist University, show business friends and her husband Miklós Hargitay and children. This series ran from 1952 to 1961. The show's format was a documentary which provided a biography of the guest by featuring surprise visits from influential figures in the guest's life. Interesting comments from Wikipedia: Some celebrities were unpleasantly surprised. Angie Dickinson refused to appear, and Stan Laurel of Laurel and Hardy was angered by being "tricked" into what would be the team's only American television appearance on 1 December 1954. The meticulous Laurel later said, "[Oliver Hardy] and I were always planning to do something on TV. But we never dreamed that we would make our television debut on an unrehearsed network program... I was damned if I was going to put on a free show for them," although he mellowed in later years when so many viewers told him how much they enjoyed the show. Lowell Thomas was probably the most hostile and annoyed on-air guest. When host Ralph Edwards tried to assure him that he would enjoy what was to come, Thomas replied, "I doubt that very much." This video brought to you by hwy61media. Please take a moment to rate this video and add your comments. You can see all of my videos at: www.youtube.com Please take a look and subscribe to my channel. If you would like to ...
Jayne Mansfield (born Vera Jayne Palmer; April 19, 1933 -- June 29, 1967) was an American actress in film, theatre, and television, a nightclub entertainer, a singer, and one of the early Playboy Playmates. She was a major Hollywood sex symbol of the 1950s and early 1960s. Mansfield was 20th Century Fox's alternative Marilyn Monroe and came to be known as the "Working Man's Monroe". She was also known for her well-publicized personal life and publicity stunts. Mansfield became a major Broadway star in 1955, a major Hollywood star in 1956, and a leading celebrity in 1957. She was one of Hollywood's original blonde bombshells, and although many people have never seen her movies, Mansfield remains one of the most recognizable icons of 1950s celebrity culture. With the decrease of the demand for big-breasted blonde bombshells and the increase in the negative backlash against her over-publicity, she became a box-office has-been by the end of the 1960s. Her career declined first to low-budget foreign movies and major Las Vegas nightclub dates; then to television guest appearances; next to touring plays and minor Las Vegas nightclub dates; and finally ended in small nightclub dates. While Mansfield's film career was short-lived, she had several box office successes and won a Theatre World Award and a Golden Globe. She enjoyed success in the role of fictional actress Rita Marlowe in both the 1955--1956 Broadway version, and, in the 1957 Hollywood film version of Will Success ...
Mamie Van Doren, A genuine Hollywood Icon at 81 years young, ElectricTV interview at the 3D Entertainment Summit in Hollywood. Plus a fun interview with Mamie and co-star Tai Babilonia.Also interviews Executive Producer Anthony Coogan and Producer John Grimshaw. You can find it on Kickstarter.com, just search "Sawdust" Link: www.kickstarter.com UPDATE: 9/29/12 Sorry to report the Kickstarter project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal.
Expand this description for links to specific movie stars. This is amateur 16mm color silent movie footage of a night-time parade, just before Christmas, in Studio City California. This is a small city adjacent to Hollywood. The film includes many well-known Hollywood actors and actresses. The film is an interesting combination of various local businesspeople, local celebrities, and local dignitaries, combined with a surprising number of well-known Hollywood stars, including: 2:55 Joe Flynn (from "McHales Navy") 3:15 Fifi D'Orsay 3:24 Ron Fairly (major league baseball player and announcer) 3:30 Tippi Hedren ("The Birds" actress, and mother of Melanie Griffith, who is probably the young girl seated next to Tippi) 4:07 The King Family, a group that appeared on American TV during the mid-1960s 4:51 Beverly Garland 5:01 Jayne Mansfield and her children 5:12 Ed Begley (with his family including, probably, Ed Begley, Jr.) 6:19 Michael Landon ("Bonanza" and "Little House on the Prairie") 6:47 Nancy Kulp (the actress who played Miss Hathaway on the TV series "The Beverly Hillbillies") 7:28 Laurie Mitchell
This collection of blooper clips includes a slightly different version of the 1958 Golden Globes encounter between Jayne Mansfield and Mickey Rooney. Ronald Reagan's intro is gone, but there is more footage of Jayne and Mickey as they walk off the stage. There are also outtakes from Happy Days, The Dick Van Dyke Show and You Bet Your Life. You'll also see Don Rickles in drag with Ruth Buzzi and Arte Johnson, and a special animated "outtake" at the end.
4 clips of the movie Panic Button. Jayne is very funny in this VERY HARD to find movie. It was shown a couple of times on TV only in Europe in the 70's. It was the insperation for the move "The Producers". VERY HARD movie to find!!!!! If you ever get the chance to see this movie it's very fun.
Entertainment reporter Tim Estiloz documents Marilyn Monroe's film legacy as a comedienne and dramatic actress in this broadcast tribute. Marilyn's abilities as a serious actress were often overlooked... due to her larger then life image as Hollywood's greatest sex symbol. However, her resume of film work is impressive ranging from the comedic to the tragically dramatic. Clips from nine of her films are featured in this TV report... from her work as a starlet in "All About Eve"... to her iconic performances in "The Seven Year Itch" and "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"... to her final screen role with Clark Gable in "The Misfits". This report also features censored footage from "The Seven Year Itch" and rare unseen footage from her last - never completed - film, "Something's Got To Give". Marilyn's legacy and beauty lives on in this tribute, which also includes commentary about the undying mutual devotion between Marilyn and ex-husband Joe DiMaggio. Thisstory was written and produced by Tim Estiloz. It originally aired on the entertainment TV program, "Backstage" seen on CN8 - The Comcast Network. See more of Tim Estiloz' videos on "You Tube" on his channel "FilmFanTV"... and please subscribe. Be sure to visit Tim's website: www.TimEstiloz.com www.timestiloz.com
3 clips of the movie It Happend In Athens. Jayne is pretty good in this movie. Movie was made in 1960, but was not put out till 1962. This was not a low budget move. Lush costumes and sets. Never shown on TV and It's never been out on VHS or DVD. It's sill locked in 20th Century Fox's vaults. MOST people have NEVER seen this Jayne Gem!
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