Today we’re going to talk about some of those female stars who people commonly say lost their careers due to poor decision making. One thing I realized when researching this piece was the sheer magnitude of how many women get painted as “troublesome” or “difficult” simply due to their demands. Some are painted as whores, […]Read More 4 Female Stars and the Myths of Losing a Career
When one thinks of style icons, Jayne Mansfield likely isn’t the first star to come to mind. Jayne still isn’t known today for her discretion when it came to wardrobe choices, and breast meat frequently found itself on the menu if you catch my drift. But Jayne did have some solid fashion moments: Jayne in […]Read More The (Short) Strange Relationship Between Mr. Blackwell and Jayne Mansfield
This comes up more than any other aspect of Jayne’s life. It doesn’t help that The Church of Satan claims Jayne was a member, and documentaries like Mansfield 66/67 run with the idea all the time. Besides questions on Jayne being a Marilyn copycat and how exactly she died, Jayne’s connection to LaVey is what I’m asked […]Read More Was Jayne Mansfield a Satanist?
1963 was to be a big year for Hollywood. Two of Hollywood’s leading blondes, Jayne Mansfield and Mamie Van Doren, were set to do a nudie film together, Promise Her Anything (later retitled Promises, Promises), directed by Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’ Tommy Noonan. The ladies signed for the film in January to play the roles of […]Read More The Nudest Jayne Mansfield: The Story of Jayne, Mamie, and Promises, Promises.
We’re finally at the end of our saga. To recap, Jayne and Mamie have hit their career peaks of the decade, Doris has solidified herself as everyone’s family-friendly blonde, Anita is in an odd transition between the 50s and 60s (although one can argue they all were), and Marilyn is about to rule the decade. […]Read More Evolution of the Fifties Blondes, Part 3, 1959.