Jayne Mansfield Documentary in the making

I’m happy to let my readers know that appearently a French documentary is being made about Jayne! The director was recently looking for an actress to play Jaynie. I really hope they will get a good actress that also look a lot like her! Fingers crossed!

What’s Up Films (based in Paris, France) is casting actresses to play the role of Jayne Mansfield in their upcoming documentary about the legendary screen star which will focus on key moments of her life and times.

We are not only casting for look-alikes, we are interested in hearing form you if you are between 20 and 40 years of age and can embody the ambition and mood of Mansfield during her Hollywood years. The audition will include several questions and answers and you will be asked to interpret a scene form Mansfield’s actual life.Interested parties please send contact infomation and photo for audition details. This role is non-union.

http://www.whatsupfilms.com/

 

 

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The Long Beach Playhouse Presents The Return Of Old Black Magic: A Haunted Musical

One night a year spirits dead n’ gone rise up to walk the earth trying to find their way home. These wandering spirits are lost in limbo as penance for something they’ve left undone in life, unless they can find a sympathetic ear to life the burden. But don’t be fooled, they’re not innocent and havoc will arise when jealous lovers, ambitions ingénues and drunk has-beens clash, threatening to recreate the turmoil of their lives and keep them locked in limbo eternally. Ushered into the land of the living by Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau, these celebrity ghosts are given one last chance to heal their “past life issues” or remain in limbo forever. Featuring the ghosts of John Barrymore, Jayne Mansfield, Edgar Allen Poe & more!

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With campy music, slapstick comedy and heartfelt discoveries, Olio Theatre Work’s original musical comedy “Old Black Magic: A Haunted Musical” was performed annually in LA and Orange Counties from 2003 – 2007 in a variety of venues from former Seal Beach restaurant Bayou St. John (now 320 Main), Immanuel Center for Spiritual Living in Long Beach, and the Costa Mesa Playhouse, among others, proving to be one of OTWs most successful and memorable shows.

Old Black Magic: A Haunted Musical runs January 31st – February 9th, 2014 at The Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E Anaheim Street, Long Beach, CA 90804.

Thursday, 1/30/2014 – Special pay what you can performance. Remaining Performances cost $15.

Show times are Fridays, Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sundays at 2:00pm.

Tickets for the show are available at the Box Office: (562) 494-1014 or Online at: www.lbplayhouse.org. Seating is limited.

For additional info visit www.oliotheatreworks.org.

Julian Myers, Jayne’s old studio press agent, has died

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Julian Myers died Dec. 21 at age 95. Myers worked as an in-house publicist for 20th Century Fox from 1948 to 1962.

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In his career Myers ran publicity campaigns for Jayne Mansfield, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, John Wayne, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Shelley Winters, Claudette Colbert, Bette Davis, Ava Gardner, Shirley Temple, Ethel Merman, Rita Moreno, Katharine Hepburn, Jane Russell, Shirley MacLaine and Joan Collins to name a few.

Memorial will be held Jan. 19 at the Hollywood Museum. The memorial is open to the public and starts at 10.30 a.m.

Read more: http://m.deadline.com/2013/12/appreciation-julian-myers-the-ultimate-press-agent/

Happy birthday Mickey Hargitay

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Mickey Hargitay will always be fondly remembered by all Jayne-fans as her most devoted husband. He never stopped loving her. But there was so much more to him than just being “the 2nd Mr. Mansfield”. Mickey Hargitay had quite an interesting life.

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Mickey, Miklos, Zoltan, Jayne and Jayne Marie.


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Mickey and Mariska


Mickey was a father of four (Tina, Miklos, Zoltan and Mariska) and stepfather of one (Jayne Marie). He was married three times. His most famous child is Mariska Hargitay.

Born and raised in Hungary, Hargitay performed in an acrobatic act with his brothers. He also played soccer and became a champion speed skater. Mickey was an underground fighter during World War II. After the war he emigrated to the United States. He found jobs working as a plumber and carpenter.

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Mickey photo by Vivienne.


He started out with a successful career as a body builder in the 1950s and was named Mr. Universe, Mr. America, and Mr. Olympia in 1955. 
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Mae West hired him to be one of the musclemen in her stage show: “The Mae West Revue”. While performing with Mae West at the Latin quarter, Mickey Hargitay met Jayne Mansfeld.

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Mickey Hargitay in 1955 when he was appearing onstage with Mae West and fellow muscleman Paul Novak. 

He is remembered by fans of the horror, sci-fi and fantasy genre for his starring roles in The Loves of Hercules (1960), Bloody Pit of Horror (1965), Lady Frankenstein (1971), Delirium (1972), and Rites, Black Magic and Secret Orgies in the Fourteenth Century (1973).
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Ernie Garcia: Jayne Mansfield’s Pink Palace birthday bash for Mae West

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My dear friend Ernie Garcia (he once ran the Marilyn Monroe International Fan Club) always has a keen eye for details and a great sense of humour♡

Event: Palm Springs Historical Society is showing photos of Jayne and other celebrities

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Harpo Marx, Jayne Mansfield, Frank Sinatra and Red Skelton backstage at Palm Springs Police Show

In Palm Springs’ Golden Era of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s, America’s favorite celebrities came together to present remarkable shows for sell-out crowds in Palm Springs.Celebrities such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Dinah Shore graced the stage before thousands of enthused participants.

Bob Hope sent the crowd into laughter-induced tears and Red Skelton conjured facial expressions only he could.These performances, dubbed the Palm Springs Police Shows, raised funds for local law enforcement related charities and gained nationwide publicity for Palm Springs.

On Jan. 13, the Palm Springs Historical Society is hosting a lecture and slide show featuring hundreds of photographs of the Police Shows taken by local photographers Fred Weigel and George Aquino.

The event starts at 6 p.m. at the Los Compadres Clubhouse, 1849 El Cielo Road. A no-host bar will be available.

Admission is $25 for historical society members; $30 for non members.Seating is limited and reservations required by calling (760) 323-8297.

All proceeds benefit the Palm Springs Historical Society, a nonprofit serving the community since 1955.

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