May you all have a divoon New year!
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The Girl Can’t Help It
Fontana di Trevi is forever linked to the voluptous Swedish diva Anita Ekberg (immortilized in Fellinis La dolce vita). So it was fun to stumble upon these three photos of Jayne enjoying herself in there as well.
Another favourite of mine is the very talented British blonde bombshell Diana Dors. Who can watch “Yield to the night” and not be floored? Diana was filming “The unholy wife” and “I married a woman” in Hollywood in 1956. It was probably during that time Jaynie and Diana met the first time. Sadly I haven’t seen any photos from that occasion, but in 1967 however they met again. This time in UK where Jayne was performing on a show. Footage from this meeting could be seen in the TV-show “24 hours” and the documentary “Blondes – Diana Dors”.
Jayne is mentioned briefly in Daily mail 🙂
The lovely Jayne Mansfield likely made Santa’s nice list, though, after she showed up to a USO event at an American military base in Newfoundland, Canada, and danced with a few of the lucky soldiers stationed there.
New book: Sweater Girls: 20 Patterns for Starlet Sweaters, Retro Wraps, and Glamour Knits by Madeline Weston & Rita Taylor
Here are 20 patterns for a wardrobe of gorgeous knitwear based on the original styles worn by such starlets as Jayne Mansfield, Bette Davis, and Greta Garbo, and by fashionable leading ladies from Wallis Simpson to Grace Kelly. This collection of must-have garments and accessories offers beautiful, classic patterns for knitting sweaters, cardigans and twinsets, plus sleek wraps and stoles that never go out of style. The patterns have been updated and adapted for use with modern yarns in wool, cotton, silk, and other blends.
Here’s a real treat: Matt Cimber, Jayne, little Mariska and columnist May Mann in 1965.
(photo edited by me)
When she was little, Mariska Hargitay used to accompany her father on his business trips to Italy. “Everybody would say, ‘Oh, you’re so pretty, you look just like your mom,’ ” she remembers. “They would pinch my cheek. It’s what you do to cute children in Italy.”But it hurt! Those Italians were so strong. I felt like they were pulling my cheek off. ‘Why are they pulling my cheek, Daddy? Daddy, make them stop!'”Eventually, Hargitay understood why strangers felt a special affection for her. “People would flip when they found out ‘Oh, you’re Jayne Mansfield’s daughter.’ I put two and two together and figured out that she must have been someone.”