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Jayne Mansfield : the girl couldn't help it

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"Jayne Mansfield (1933-1967) was driven not just to be an actress but to be a star. One of the most iconic sex symbols of her time, she was known for her platinum blonde hair, hourglass figure, outrageously low necklines, and flamboyant lifestyle. Hardworking and ambitious, Mansfield proved early in her career that she was adept in both comic and dramatic roles, but her tenacious search for the spotlight and her risquae promotional stunts caused her to be increasingly snubbed in Hollywood. In this joyfulbiography, the first definitive one of Mansfield, Eve Golden reveals the star that Andy Warhol called "the poet of publicity" as a smart, determined woman. While she always had her sights set on the silver screen, Mansfield got her start as Rita Marlowe in the Broadway show Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?. She made her film debut in the low-budget drama Female Jungle (1955) before landing the starring role in The Girl Can't Help It (1956). Mansfield followed this success with a dramatic role in The Wayward Bus (1957), winning a Golden Globe for New Star of the Year, and starred alongside Cary Grant in Kiss Them for Me (1957). Despite her popularity, her appearance as the first celebrity in Playboy and her nude scene in Promises! Promises! (1963) cementedher reputation as an outsider. Golden looks beyond Mansfield's flashy public image and tragic death to fully explore her life and legacy. This funny, engaging biography offers a nuanced portrait of a fascinating woman who loved every minute of life and lived every minute to the utmost"--

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Chappaqua Library BIOGRAPHY MANSFIELD, JAYNE (Text)
Biography
31005600103321
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Larchmont Public Library B MANSFIELD (Text)
Biography
31014152762153
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Somers Library B MANSFIELD, JAYNE (Text)
Biography
31031151972534
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Yonkers Grinton I. Will Library B MANSFIELD (Text)
Biography
31035162187859
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