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

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