Exhibition in L.A: Vicki Berndt – “Idle Worship” (featuring Jayne Mansfield art)

“Idle Worship”
May 3 – June 2, 2013
Artist Reception: Friday, May 3rd;
8-11 PM

“I was born in El Centro, California in 1961. At School, art and photography were my favorite subjects. I made paintings and photos of my favorite rockstars. “I was the singer in a punk band, the Maggots. When I graduated, I moved to the big city. I printed fanzines with my friends.We would sneak backstage and make bands do interviews with us. When my friends needed photos for their bands, I became a rock photographer. “I worked for magazines, too.I also did a book of tattoo photos for Abbeville Press. All along I kept on painting on jackets and for CD’s, and now I make paintings all the time.”– Vicki Berndt

Idle Worship is Vicki Berndt’s second feature exhibition at La Luz de Jesus. 



Saint Jayne Mansfield
Acrylic on canvas
18″ x 24″

Shopping tips for the rich collector ;-) Playboy Printing Plate

Personally I think this is way overpriced, but fun 🙂





Shopping tips: Bombshell t-shirt

Cute story about a lost and found Jayne Mansfield photograph

An informal poll of my co-workers last week confirmed her enduring popularity forty-five years after she died in a horrific car crash (despite the urban legend, she was most definitely NOT decapitated). Currently, viewers can watch her daughter Mariska Hargitay play Detective Olivia Benson on the NBC drama Law and Order, a role that has earned her critical acclaim. There have been numerous dramas, biographies, and documentaries about Jayne’s life, and she is widely considered to be one of the most iconic of all Hollywood beauties. So–what can I possibly add to all of that? I’ll tell you what.

I recently interviewed a man named Danny Echols for a series of articles I am writing on the tragic 1977 crash of Southern Airways Flight 242 in New Hope, GA. Danny is a retired Battalion Chief from the Cobb County Fire Department’s Fourth Battalion, and he was a first responder on the afternoon of the plane crash–seventy-two people lost their lives that day. As we were discussing various ways to raise funds for the future Flight 242 Memorial, a vintage 8×10 publicity shot of Jayne Mansfield fell out of the photo album he was showing me. I immediately took note.

Mr. Echols explained he was a young fire department lieutenant around the time of the crash, in charge of training new recruits. He told me he found the forgotten photograph in a derelict house during a routine pre-inspection for a rookie fire training drill. He admired it, made a note on the back for future reference, and stored it away for safe-keeping. We had a good laugh–after all these years, Jayne Mansfield can still surprise and delight!

Read it in full here and view the photo: “The Long Lost Navy Photograph of Jayne Mansfield”–by Clifford Davids

Remembering Jayne Mansfield

Happy 80th birthday Jayne!

I hope you are sitting on a cloud in heaven and smiling knowing that you are still remembered and adored around the world. I cherish your memory and love you dearly ♡ You were one talented and inspirational woman. A true icon! Happy birthday!






Super star Jayne Mansfield paper doll


Eddie Kent has made a Jayne Mansfield paper doll!

The Super Star Jayne paper doll collection, is all full color original artwork, printed on bright white quality paper for vibrant color. This 12 page collection includes over 40 super star outfits, along with fun Jayne quotes and beauty pageant titles . The cover is printed on quality card stock. The Jayne doll is 6 inches tall, posed in her archway, with a chihuahua.

Order your own paper doll at:

Ps. Eddie also has other Jaynie stuff for sale on his page

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