Movies with a Jayne Mansfield connection part 2

“Dondi”

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Featuring a Jayne Mansfield water bottle!

Directed by Albert Zugsmith, and written by Gus Edson and Irwin Hasen, “Dondi” is a Comedy film, released on March 26 of 1961 in the USA , starring David Janssen, Patti Page, Walter Winchell, Mickey Shaughnessy, Robert Strauss and Arnold Stang. The movie (and especially Kory’s performance) were negatively received by critics. Kory had one minor TV role in 1963 and never made another movie. Dondi is included in the book “The Fifty Worst Films of All Time (and how they got that way)” by Harry Medved and Randy Lowell.

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Jayne on her birthday, 1967

Lovely Jayne in front of her covers :-)

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Thanks Kyle!

John Waters discusses Frank Tashlin’s The Girl Can’t Help It (1956)

The brilliant John Waters here talks about Jayne and the first time he saw “The girl can’t help it!” This is the extra material from the british edition of “The girl can’t help it!”-dvd.

Shopping tips: new Jayne t-shirt for sale on Ebay

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Nice Jaynie t-shirt available in different colours. Only £10.99!

JAYNE MANSFIELD T SHIRT ACTRESS SEX SYMBOL BLONDE BOMBSHELL MANY DESIGNS IN SHOP

Today’s “Mansfield Bars” Don’t Work So Well 

In the wee hours of June 29, 1967, Jayne Mansfield was being driven to New Orleans in a 1966 Buick Electra. She was sitting up front with her driver and her lover, while her children (including actress-to-be Mariska Hargitay) slept in the back seat.Around 2:30am, Mansfield’s car slammed into the back of a big rig. The collision forced the Buick underneath the tractor-trailer and sheared off most of the roof. All three of the adults in the front seat were killed instantly, while the children in the back escaped largely unharmed.After an extensive investigation, federal regulators introduced a new requirement for big rigs: the now-ubiquitous red-and-white striped underride guard, commonly known as the “Mansfield bar”. It’s designed to keep cars from sliding underneath tractor-trailers during front-end collisions and prevent deaths like those of Mansfield and her companions.New tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety show that Mansfield bars work fairly well in cases where vehicles strike big rigs squarely on their back ends. However, the IIHS says that “in crashes involving only a small portion of the truck’s rear, most trailers fail to prevent potentially deadly underride”. To read more and watch the video click here: http://www.thecarconnection.com/news/1082934_iihs-todays-mansfield-bars-dont-work-so-well-video Pressrelease: http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr031413.html

Movies with a Jayne Mansfield connection part 1

I decided to add a new movie trivia section to my blog. Hope you will like it! First one out is this:

Rally ‘Round the Flag, Boys! 

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Rally ‘Round the Flag, Boys! is a 1958 film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Max Shulman, directed by Leo McCarey, starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, and released by 20th Century Fox. The title comes from a line in the song “Battle Cry of Freedom”.

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 “There was a comedy called Rally ‘Round the Flag Boys that the studio wanted Jayne Mansfield for, but Paul (Paul Newman) and his wife, Joanne Woodward, wanted me and the studio said ‘no no no, you have to have Jayne because blondes are funny, brunettes are not funny’, but they insisted and I got the role. Anyway, we had a drunk scene where we didn’t get drunk but we had to laugh hysterically all day long and finally the director, Leo McCarey, said ‘stop all this laughing rubbish, kids, we are trying to make a comedy here for goodness sake’.”
Joan Collins

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