Jayne Mansfield listed in Top Ten Best Comedy Sequels

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Stumbled upon this lovely post about (almost) comedy sequels and “Will Sucess Spoil Rock Hunter”:

9. Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter:

Few filmmakers understood Jayne Mansfield’s comic persona like Frank Tashlin. With her endowments, she obviously had something going on, but most directors could only think to use her as prop. What marks Tashlin’s work as so exemplary is that Mansfield is clearly in on the joke in The Girl Can’t Help It, and so she worked with Tashlin again in Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter. Both are great films, but Hunter is their masterpiece as it pairs her with Tony Randall at the top of his game. Tashlin also understood the cartoon fantasy appeal of someone like Mansfield, and he knew how to play that for all it’s worth. With sharp writing, and some of the best visual gags in cinema, Hunter is a treat from beginning to end.

Here’s the link:
Top Ten Best Comedy Sequels (That Aren’t Sequels)

Jayne quote

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I have committed my life to helping the poor, and I believe that if more companies followed Wal-Mart`s lead in providing opportunity and savings to those who need it most, more Americans battling poverty would realize the American dream.

Warning about new Jayne book

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“The Jayne Mansfield Handbook – Everything you need to know about Jayne Mansfield” by Emily Smith

So there is a new Jayne book out, but I just want to make you fans aware of the fact that its yet another one of those Wikipedia books. You might want to buy another book instead, like Richard Kopers “Affectionally, Jayne Mansfield”, the latest real book with original content.

Mamie van Doren on Jayne Mansfield and Marilyn Monroe (Book: “Playing the field”)

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The lovely and intelligent Mamie Van Doren has re-released her entertaining autobiography “Playing the field”. For you that haven’t read it before I highly recommend it. She also mentions Jayne a few times in it. If you live in USA keep your eyes open in the papers and you might get a chance to go to a booksigning and meet her in person. Mamie has done two already that I am aware of.

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Mamie Van Doren, her husband Ray Anthony and Mickey Hargitay and Jayne Mansfield

The other day Mamie was interviewed for The Desert Sun and she had this to say about Jayne and Marilyn:

You’re often mentioned as a part of the trilogy, in the company of Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield. Did you know either of them?

I knew both of them quite well. Marilyn and I had the same acting coach for awhile. I did a movie with Jayne Mansfield. Her daughter, Mariska Hargitay, has called me and kind of wanted to know about her mother. That was very touching. We were friends. Everybody tried to say that we didn’t like each other. That wasn’t the case at all. There was room for everybody in the business.

Read full interview here:

Mamie Van Doren gives shout-out to Palm Springs gays, reprises memoir

Happy Mother’s day!

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Jayne with all her children 🙂

New paperdoll book with Jayne Mansfield in the making

Talented Gregg Nystrom is working on his second paper doll book and he told me its tentatively titled “B-Movie Bombshells”. Jayne will be included in this book along with other 50s beauties like Anita Ekberg, Rhonda Fleming, Mamie Van Doren, Diana Dors, etc. His drawings will be finished in August, but he doesn’t have a publishing date yet. Will keep you posted on the release date!

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Gregg's Jayne: just divoon ♡

♡ Shopping tips! ♡

I wish I could afford any of the below items. I rarely check Ebay nowadays cause I don’t want to get tempted… So this is a treat just for my readers!

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Jayne Mansfield Screen Legend Autographed Vintage Personal Christmas Card

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Jayne Mansfield & Mickey Hargitay Autographed Vintage 1950s Album Page

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RARE JAYNE MANSFIELD 1966 LOVE LETTER FROM MICKEY HARGITAY SIGNED GREAT CONTENT!

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