The stunning oil painting of Jayne by Paul Meltsner is for sale. I wish I had that kind of money…
“Broadway Doll Jayne Mansfield”
Artist: Paul Meltsner (1905-1966) Medium: Oil on canvas Signature: Signed lower right Circa: 1950 Size of Piece: Approximately 33 by 39 inches on the wall and 24 by 30 inches painting alone.
Biography: Paul Raphael Meltsner was born in New York City in 1905. A native New Yorker, Mr. Meltsner attended Flushing High School and graduated in 1922. He became closely associated with the WPA, enjoying the support given artists during the Great Depression and in 1938 a New York City gallery offered him a one-man exhibition. Mr. Meltsner is well known for his his industrial scenes depicting urban scenes and in the mid 1930’s he expanded his genre and began to paint portraits of actors and performers including Carmen Miranda, Lynn Fontanne, Martha Graham, Dorothy Stickney and Gertrude Lawrence.His work is included in major museum collections across the country including The National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.; The Museum of Modern Art, New York and The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. His work was also exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Art Institute of Chicago. Mr. Meltsner died in 1966.
My friend Michelle sent me this link about Jayne’s car. Enjoy!
“It is thought this car was first supplied to Jayne Mansfield who was 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. Mansfield was tragically killed in a road accident in 1967 (please note, not in this car). DK Engineering maintained this car since 2005, having rebuilt the suspension, brakes, carburettors and gearbox during this time.”
You may remember a previous post I made this fall about Jayne’s visit to Canada. Here’s some more info on the same story:
These Nov. 1, 1966 photos show Jayne Mansfield at the Musqueam Reserve as she becomes a First Nations Princess. She followed that up with an appearance at the Cave.The story, under the headline “Instead of Jayne, Confusion Reigns”: Jayne Mansfield had one of those days – she cut her thumb. But that was only the beginning. Before the episode was over, two doctors attended, the Georgia Hotel lost 10 blankets, and 100 irate Natives waited up to five hours to make Jayne a Musqueam princess.The actress was to appear at the Musqueam reserve community hall at 6 p.m. to become the first white person to be initiated into the band, and the subject of the last performance of a centuries-old naming ritualBy 7 p.m., Jayne had not arrived; she and six others were still wandering around the Georgia Hotel trying to find 10 blankets — Jayne’s contribution to the ritual. Her lawyer, Sam Brody, finally took the requisite blankets from their rooms and crept out the back door with them in a suitcase. They ended up in a rented Bentley that broke down.At 8:45, Jayne was helped into the community hall, wearing a white suit and cape, carrying a stuffed dog and a large dahlia in one hand and nursing the injured other“I cut my thumb reaching into my makeup case yesterday,” she breathed.Musqueam chief Willard Sparrow and the dancers put their costumes back on, people filtered back into the hall and Jayne’s PR man, Barrie Bailey, went searching for a bottle of cognac.Brody began telephoning doctors, Jayne tried some of the cognac and disappeared into the washroom.People clamored up and down the corridor between the washroom, meeting room and main hall.Said Brody, “Jayne would like to have the ceremony tomorrow night. Same time, same place.”Sparrow, peering anxiously at his angry people, said: “It’s over. Not later tonight nor tomorrow”Then, Dr. J.J. Lederman arrived and gave Jayne a shot of B12 and said she could go ahead with the ritual if she insisted.Meanwhile Brody was on the telephone pacifying Cave supper club owner Ken Stauffer, who had expected Jayne at 10:15 for the evening’s first show.”I never miss a show,” said Jayne, pouting intently at their thumbSparrow and Clarence Charles danced around her, cleansing her soul by swinging ritual cedar boughs. “Oooh I feel like a princess,” breathed Princess Inamet Quassin, as a Cave bouncer lead her out at 11:15 to catch her 10:15 show.
You can buy prints of the photos by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s some info on the tribe:
YAY finally someone posted this Italian commercial with better quality than before! LOVE IT!
“I’ve been identified with pink throughout my career, but I’m not as crazy about it as I’ve led people to believe. My favorite colors are actually neutrals — black and white — but then who thinks of a movie queen in black and white? Everything has to be in living color.” Jayne Mansfield
“There’s this picture of her in a director’s chair with her measurements on the back: 40-21-35. When I look at that picture part of me says, ‘Mom, I love your sense of humor.’ But the other part of me says, ‘No, your name is supposed to go there. Your body is not who you are.”
Here you can buy a t-shirt with the classic print for $18.00