Here are some truly rare photos of Jayne taken during the filming of The Red Skelton show. You can buy them for a really good price if you are fast! (And if you are the winner please send me a copy. Or two. Or three. Lol 😉 )
Jayne Mansfield, my rival with loads of front
The first big event I attended in Hollywood was a cocktail party at Romanoff’s, a famous Beverly Hills restaurant. Everyone was there. I was the phenomenon of the moment, the person everyone wanted to meet.
There was Gary Cooper — so handsome he left me breathless — and Barbara Stanwyck, smiling; and if I looked out of the window, I could see Fred Astaire chatting with Gene Kelly. Mamma mia!At that moment, Jayne Mansfield arrived.
The crowd parted to let her through as she headed straight for my table. She was swaying on her heels, perhaps not completely sober, and there was something grand and imperious about each step she took. She knew that everyone had their eyes on her; after all, how could anyone fail to gape at her low neckline?When she sat down next to me and started talking, it was like a volcano erupting. As she got more and more worked up, I suddenly found one of her breasts in my plate.I looked up at her, terrified. She barely noticed, and left soon afterwards.Someone had taken a picture of us together, and the image subsequently went around the world.I refused to autograph copies of it.
Hollywood’s enchanted kingdom had its coarse and grotesque side, and I didn’t want anything to do with it.
Mythology’s greatest hero and The Trojan War come to life in The Hercules Collection, six classic movies from the ‘sword and sandal’ genre. First brought to the screen by bodybuilder Steve Reeves, the character of Hercules has enjoyed one of the most enduring careers in motion pictures, spanning over fifty years and counting. Exploring the rich variety the genre has to offer, this set packs in all the sword-slinging, monster-battling action you expect from the world’s strongest demigod, as well as two epics inspired by the ancient world’s most famous conflict.
The Loves of Hercules (1960) aka Hercules vs the Hydra
The Trojan Horse (1961)
Medusa Against The Son of Hercules (1962)
The Conquest of Mycenae (1963)
The Triumph of Hercules (1964)
Hercules Against The Sons of the Sun (1964)
Pete Kelly’s blues, in which Jayne had a very brief appearence as a cigarette girl, will be released on Blu-ray late 2014. You can pre-order your copy here: http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Pete-Kellys-Blues-Blu-ray/114559/
Here’s a nice little gem, enjoy! ❤
Dick Cavett on writing the intro for Jayne Mansfield’s appearance on The Jack Paar Show: