Here they are, Jayne Mansfield!

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Here’s a nice little gem, enjoy! ❤

Dick Cavett on writing the intro for Jayne Mansfield’s appearance on The Jack Paar Show:

Dick Cavett Interview | Archive of American Television.

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Jayne Mansfield, on Buffalo: ‘My favorite place of all’

Found this lovely gem about Jayne’s visit to Buffalo in July 1964. Full article below:

“My FAVorite place of all because I fell comPLETEly in love with Buffalo last year. I LOVE it. It’s a WONderful place.”

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Found here:

July 14, 1964: Jayne Mansfield: ‘I fell comPLETEly in love with Buffalo’

Orson Bean never met a leading lady quite like Jayne Mansfield

Jayne and Orson on stage performing in the play "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?"

Jayne and Orson on stage performing in the play “Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?”

Orson Bean never met a leading lady quite like Jayne Mansfield.

The voluptuous blond sex symbol was the toast of Broadway in the comedy “Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?” in 1955 and 1956.

Jayne with Walther Matthau

Jayne with Walther Matthau

“It was interesting,” recalled Bean, breaking into a wide grin remembering “Rock Hunter,” which also featured Walter Matthau and Martin Gabel, who were not happy that newcomer Mansfield was getting the lion’s share of attention for the comedy.

“She liked me,” Bean said. “She would hear me going by her dressing room and she’d said ‘Orsie.'”

Bean would walk into the dressing room where, invariably, she would be sitting stark naked, “completely guileless, no flirtation, just putting on makeup,” he recalled. “She’d say to me, ‘Who is out front tonight?’ because if there was a famous person, she’d do a good performance.”

Bean would peek through the curtain, and if no celebrity was there, he would make one up.

“I’d say ‘Marlon Brando,’ and I knew she’d be good,” Bean said. “It was a funny experience for a year.”

Read more here:

Orson Bean, a sage on the Geffen stage

1964 New York World’s Fair memory: Meeting a sex symbol

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Gus Vaccaro kisses his bride Mary Lou at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. Jayne Mansfield was the bridesmaid and Mickey Hargitay the bestman.

Meeting a sex symbol

I was 18. My first job at the fair was at the Transportation and Travel Pavilion, where I saw many actors and other famous people, such as the shah of Iran, Eddie Albert and Dagmar.

The most memorable moment came when I was picked to escort Jayne Mansfield to do a photo shoot on the roof of a pavilion shaped like the moon, a greenish-colored dome with craters on it. She was holding two small dogs as she was walking. What does an 18-year-old say to a sex goddess? The only thing that came to mind was, “What kind of dogs are they?” She answered, “Italian greyhounds.”

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Bill Devon on Jayne Mansfield

Recently the magician Bill Devon was interviewed by Newsreview.com. When he got the question of his favourite moment in his career he told this little story:

In 1967, Jayne Mansfield was in Sacramento, and she was appearing at a local nightclub on Auburn Boulevard, the Cleopatra Club.She was the guest of honor, and they had me perform. They introduce me, and I do my dove act, and the main audience is in front of me, but behind me is the guest-of-honor table. And that’s where Jayne Mansfield is sitting. So I produce a dove and every time I produce a dove, my assistant would walk past me and pass Jayne. And Jayne would want to pet the dove. I didn’t know that, I found out later.About the fourth dove I produce, the audience in front is just laughing. I didn’t know what it was until after the show was over. They told me: “Do you know what everyone was laughing at?”I go, “No.”[Someone] says, “Jayne wanted to pet your doves. Well, that poor dove pooped in her fruit cocktail!”

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