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Jayne Mansfield

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Jayne Mansfield

American actress in film, theatre, and television, a nightclub entertainer, a singer, and one of the early Playboy Playmates add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1933.

Countries: United States (44%), California (12%), Texas (10%)

Main connections: Playboy, Mickey Hargitay, Marilyn Monroe

Linked to: Playboy, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., University of Texas at Austin

 

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Jayne Mansfield was born in 1933 add something


1936

In 1936, when Jayne was three years old, Herbert William died of a heart attack while driving a car with his wife and daughter add something


1938

A cenotaph was placed in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood by the Jayne Mansfield Fan Club incorrectly citing her year of birth as 1938 add something


1939

In 1939 Vera Palmer married sales engineer Harry Lawrence Peers and the family moved to Dallas, Texas, where Jayne was known as Vera Jayne Peers add something


1948

Willy Bogner, Sr. - Two of his innovations were the first stretch ski pants in 1948 which were modeled by the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, and Ingrid Bergman, and the tip-top hat in 1955


1949

Jayne met Paul Mansfield, a popular student at Highland Park High School, Dallas, at a party on Christmas Eve of 1949 add something


1950

Because of her striking figure, newspapers in the 1950s routinely published her body measurements, which once led to evangelist Billy Graham exclaiming, "This country knows more about Jayne Mansfield's statistics than the Second Commandment add something

 

By the late 1950s, Mansfield began to generate a great deal of negative publicity because of repeated exposure of her breasts in carefully staged public "accidents" add something

 

Her smallest measurement was 40D , which was constant throughout the 1950s, and her largest was 46DD , measured by the press in 1967 add something

 

Instead of the asexualized and virginal "nice girls" of earlier films, the pneumatic blonde bombshells took over the screen in the 1950s to become a cult that has been consistently emulated from that era onward add something

 

Jayne graduated from Highland Park High School in 1950 add something

 

Mansfield accepted a bit part in a B-grade film titled "Prehistoric Women" in 1950 add something

 

She was a major Hollywood sex symbol of the 1950s and early 1960s add something

 

She was one of Hollywood's original blonde bombshells, and although many people have never seen her movies, Mansfield remains one of the most recognizable icons of 1950s celebrity culture add something

 

Social historian Joan Jacobs Brumberg described the 1950s as "an era distinguished by its worship of full-breasted women" and attributes the paradigm shift to Mansfield and Monroe add something

 

On May 6, 1950, she married Paul in Fort Worth, Texas add something

 

She married Paul James Mansfield on May 10, 1950 add something

 

On November 8, 1950, Mansfield gave birth to their daughter, Jayne Marie Mansfield add something

 

Their daughter, Jayne Marie Mansfield, was born on November 8, 1950 add something

 

Cleo Moore - During this period of 1950s Hollywood Moore was one of several buxom blondes to achieve notability following to Marilyn Monroe's major breakthrough; the others including Jayne Mansfield, Mamie_Van_Doren, Diana Dors, Sheree North, Anita Ekberg, Barbara Lang, Barbara Nichols, Joi Lansing, and Greta Thyssen


1951

Between 1951 and 1953 she acted in "The Slaves of Demon Rum", "Ten Nights in a Barroom" and "Anything Goes" add something

 

In 1951, she moved to Austin, Texas, with Paul, and studied dramatics at the University of Texas at Austin, until her junior year add something


1952

Korean War - Early in 1952, Paul was called to the United States Army Reserve for the Korean War add something

 

In 1952, she juggled motherhood and classes at the University of Texas add something

 

In 1952, she moved back to Dallas and for several months, became a student of actor Baruch Lumet, who was father of director Sidney Lumet and founder of the newly founded and now defunct Dallas Institute of Performing Arts add something

 

In 1952, while in Dallas, she and Paul participated in small local-theater productions of "The Slaves of Demon Rum" and "Ten Nights in a Barroom", and "Anything Goes" in Camp Gordon, Georgia add something


1953

Her performance in an October 1953 production of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" in Dallas, Texas attracted Paramount Pictures to audition her add something

 

After Paul left for military service, Mansfield first appeared on stage in a production of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" on October 22, 1953, with the players of the Knox Street Theater, headed by Lumet add something


1954

In 1954, the day before Christmas she walked into publicist James Byron's office with a gift and asked him to supervise her publicity add something

 

Mansfield adopted pink as her color in 1954 and was associated with pink for the rest of her career add something

 

They moved to Los Angeles in 1954, where Jayne studied Theater Arts at UCLA during the summer, and returned to Texas to spend the fall quarter at Southern Methodist University add something

 

When it did not, he agreed to move to Los Angeles in late 1954 to help further her career add something


1955

According to Hollywood historian Andrew Nelson, she was seen as Hollywood's gaudiest, boldest D-cupped B-grade actress from 1955 until the early 1960s add something

 

In 1955, Mansfield enjoyed a successful Broadway run in the musical "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter-" add something

 

In 1955, she went to New York and appeared in the Broadway production of George Axelrod's comedy "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter-", featuring Orson Bean and Walter Matthau add something

 

Mansfield became a major Broadway star in 1955, a major Hollywood star in 1956, and a leading celebrity in 1957 add something

 

Mansfield claimed a 41-inch bust line and a 22-inch waist when she made her Broadway debut in 1955, though some scholars dispute those figures add something

 

Playboy featured Jayne every February from 1955 to 1958 and again in 1960 add something

 

She performed in 450 shows of the play between 1955 and 1956 add something

 

Though Elvis Presley's Pink Cadillac came about in 1955, it was in Memphis, Tennessee, Tennessee add something

 

Beginning in February 1955, She formed a long-standing relationship with Playboy add something

 

In February 1955, James Byron, her manager and publicist, negotiated a seven-year contract with a Warner Brothers intrigued by her publicity antics add something

 

In February 1955, Jayne filed for separate maintenance, and in August 1956, Paul filed for custody of their daughter Jayne Marie add something

 

She posed nude for the February 1955 issue of "Playboy", modelling in pyjamas raised so that the bottoms of her breasts showed, an event that helped launch Mansfield's career and increased the magazine's circulation add something

 

University of Texas at Austin - Janis Joplin, the American singer who was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and who received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement *award attended the university, as did February 1955 "Playboy" Playmate of the Month and Golden Globe recipient Jayne Mansfield

 

University of Texas - Janis Joplin, the American singer who was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and who received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement *award attended the university, as did February 1955 "Playboy" Playmate of the Month and Golden Globe recipient Jayne Mansfield


1956

Mansfield's first leading role on television was with NBC's Sunday Spectacular "The Bachelor" in 1956 add something

 

Mansfield met her second husband Mickey Hargitay at the Latin Quarter in New York in May 13, 1956, where he was performing as a member of the chorus line in Mae West's show add something

 

In August 1956, Paul claimed custody of their daughter claiming Jayne was an unfit mother because she appeared nude in the "Playboy" add something

 

She appeared in about 2,500 newspaper photographs between September 1956 and May 1957, and had about 122,000 lines of newspaper copy written about her during this time add something

 

Mary was Mickey's first wife, divorced in September 6, 1956, and Tina his nine-year-old first child add something

 

Jayne divorced Paul in California in 21 October 1956 add something

 

Barry Gordon - The film gave him "introducing" billing but he had actually been in several films prior, most notably his actual film debut in 1956's "The Girl Can't Help It" as a newspaper boy in which he uttered the classic line after seeing Jayne Mansfield, "If that's a girl, I don't know what my sister is

 

Jack Lescoulie - Typical Lescoulie sketches included acting a scene from Shaw's "Caesar and Cleopatra" with Jayne Mansfield in July, 1956, and being hit in the face with a pie by Buster Keaton in April, 1963


1957

In 1957, Tashlin cast in the film version of the play, co-starring Tony Randall and Joan Blondell add something

 

In 1957, she toured United States Pacific Command areas of Hawaii, Okinawa, Guam, Tokyo and Korea with Bob Hope for the United Service Organizations for 13 days appearing as a comedienne; and in 1961, toured Newfoundland, Labrador and Baffin Island for a Christmas special add something

 

In her first appearance on British television in 1957 she recited from Shakespeare and played piano and violin add something

 

The widespread rumor that Jayne Mansfield had a breast-flashing dress mishap at the 1957 Academy awards was found to be baseless by Academy researchers add something

 

Paul divorced her in Texas in 16 March 1957 on ground of mental cruelty add something

 

In April 1957, her bosom was the focus of a notorious publicity stunt intended to deflect media attention from Sophia Loren during a dinner party in the Italian star's honor add something

 

In November 1957, she was portrayed in one of her nightclub acts in a special episode of "The Perry Como Show" , which created "a situation" for the audience according to NBC, the television station that broadcast the show add something

 

The studio launched Mansfield, their new bombshell, with a grand 40-day tour of England and Europe from September 25 to November 6, 1957 add something


1958

Although it was filmed in 1958, it was not released in the United States until 1959 add something

 

In 1958, Fox gave Mansfield the lead role as Kate opposite Kenneth More in the western spoof "The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw" add something

 

In 1958, an orchestra was recorded for the 31st Academy awards ceremony with Jack Benny on first violin, Jayne Mansfield on violin, Dick Powell on trumpet, Robert Mitchum on woodwind, Fred Astaire on drums and Jerry Lewis as conductor; however, the performance was canceled add something

 

In 1958, she had her eyebrows dyed platinum add something

 

They finally received their divorce papers in January 8, 1958 add something

 

On January 13, 1958, days after her divorce from Paul was finalized, Mansfield and Hargitay married at the Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes, California add something

 

In February 1958, Tropicana Las Vegas launched Mansfield's striptease revue "The Tropicana Holiday" under a four weeks contract which was extended to eight add something

 

In February 1958, she was stripped to the waist at a Mardi Gras party in Rio de Janeiro add something

 

Mansfield received her first true negative publicity when she and Hargitay pleaded poverty when Mary Hargitay requested additional child support for Tina Hargitay in September 1958 add something


1959

Despite her publicity and popularity, Mansfield had no quality film roles after 1959 add something


1960

But, as the 1960s approached, according to Dave Kehr, the anatomy that had made her a star turned her into a joke add something

 

By the early 1960s, Mansfield's box office popularity had declined and Hollywood studios lost interest in her add something

 

Despite her career setbacks, Mansfield remained a highly visible celebrity during the early 1960s with her publicity antics and stage performances add something

 

In 1960, Mansfield topped press polls for more words in print than anyone else in the world, made more personal appearances than a political candidate, and was regarded as the world's most-photographed Hollywood celebrity add something

 

Mansfield's wardrobe consisted of the shapeless styles of the 1960s to hide her weight problems after the birth of her fifth child add something

 

She met John F Kennedy through his brother-in-law Peter Lawford at Palm Springs, California in 1960, before he had his affair with Marilyn Monroe, but the "affair" did not last add something

 

This Olympic Games-based film was shot in Greece in fall 1960, but was unreleased until June 1962 add something

 

With the decrease of the demand for big-breasted blonde bombshells and the increase in the negative backlash against her over-publicity, she became a box-office has-been by the early 1960s add something

 

In December 1960, Dunes hotel and casino launched Mansfield's revue "The House of Love" add something

 

The Loves of Hercules - "'The Loves of Hercules"' is a 1960 Italian/French international co-production epic fantasy-feature film starring Jayne Mansfield and her husband Mickey Hargitay


1961

From that time till the end of 1961, Byron shaped much of her publicity add something

 

In 1961, Mansfield signed on for an above-the-title billing minor role in "The George Raft Story" add something

 

"Too Hot to Handle" was not released in the United States until 1961 , and "The Challenge" in 1963 add something


1962

Fox stopped viewing her as major Hollywood star material, and started loaning her out to foreign productions till the end of her contract in 1962 add something

 

In 1962, 20th Century Fox Records an album titled Jayne Mansfield Busts Up Las Vegas, which was a recording of her Las Vegas revue "The House of Love" add something

 

In 1962, she had a well-publicized affair with Enrico Bomba, the Italian producer and production manager of her film "Panic Button" add something

 

In June 1962, she shimmied out of her polka-dot dress in a Rome nightclub add something


1963

In 1963, she had another well-publicized relationship with singer Nelson Sardelli, whom she said she planned to marry when her divorce from Mickey Hargitay was finalized add something

 

She spoke five languages, including English, fluent French and Spanish, German learned in high school, and studied Italian in 1963 add something

 

The couple divorced in Juarez, Mexico, in May 1963, where Nelson Sardelli accompanied Mansfield in her legal preparations add something

 

Nude photographs of Mansfield on the set were published in the June 1963 issue of "Playboy", which resulted in obscenity charges against Hugh Hefner in Chicago city court add something

 

In August 1963, Jayne Mansfield decided to convert to Catholicism add something

 

"Wo ist der Mann" sung in German and released by Polydor Records in Austria was much in demand immediately after its release in August 1963 add something

 

Hugh Hefner - On June 4, 1963, Hefner was arrested for selling obscene literature after an issue of "Playboy" featuring nude shots of Jayne Mansfield was released


1964

In 1964, Mansfield turned down the role of Ginger Grant on the up-and-coming television sitcom "Gilligan's Island", although her acting roles were becoming marginalized, because the part epitomized the stereotype of which she wished to rid herself add something

 

In 1964, she performed in stage productions of "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" at Carousel Theater and "Bus Stop" at Yonker Playhouse add something

 

In 1964, the magazine repeated the pictorial add something

 

She married her third husband, film director Matt Cimber in 1964, and separated from him in 1966 add something

 

Mariska was born January 23, 1964, after the actual divorce but before California ruled it valid add something

 

The divorce was recognized in the United States on August 26, 1964 add something

 

She married him on September 24, 1964 in Mulegé, Baja California Sur, Mexico add something

 

Ray Nazarro - His last film was the German-made Jayne Mansfield thriller "Dog Eat Dog", released in 1964

 

Mamie Van Doren - In 1964, Van Doren was a guest at the Whisky a Go Go on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood when The Beatles were at the club visiting with Jayne Mansfield, and an inebriated George Harrison accidentally threw his drink on her when trying to throw it on some bothersome journalists


1965

Jimi Hendrix played bass and added lead in his session musician days for Mansfield in 1965 on two songs , released as a 45-rpm single released by London Records in 1966 add something

 

The couple separated on July 11, 1965 and filed for divorce on July 20, 1966 add something


1966

Her last nightclub act "French Dressing" was at Latin Quarter in New York in 1966, repeated at Tropicana add something

 

In 1966 Mansfield was cast in "Single Room Furnished", directed by then-husband Matt Cimber add something

 

In San Francisco for the 1966 Film Festival, Mansfield visited the Church of Satan with Sam Brody to meet Anton LaVey, the church's founder add something

 

It was briefly released in 1966 but did not enjoy a full release until 1968, almost a year after her death add something

 

She returned to Las Vegas in 1966, but her show was staged at Fremont Street, away from the Strip where Tropicana and Dunes was add something

 

Connie Smith - In 1966, she appeared in the films "Second Fiddle to a Steel Guitar" and "The Las Vegas Hillbillys", the latter of which starred Jayne Mansfield


1967

Film critic and exploitation movie expert Whitney Williams wrote of Mansfield in "Variety" in 1967 that "her personal life out-rivaled any of the roles she played" add something

 

In 1967 Mansfield died in a car accident at the age of 34 add something

 

In 1967, independent documentary "Spree" on the antics of Las Vegas entertainers was released add something

 

Two weeks before her mother's death in 1967, 16-year-old Jayne Marie accused her mother's boyfriend at that time, Sam Brody, of beating her add something


Jayne Mansfield died in 1967 add something

 

In April 1967, "Los Angeles Times" wrote, "She confuses publicity and notoriety with stardom and celebrity and the result is very distasteful to the public add something

 

In May 1967, her performance at the Mount Brandon Hotel in Tralee, was canceled because Catholic clergy condemned it add something

 

Hargitay was appointed the guardian of Micky, Zoltan and Mariska by a court decree in July 1967, though they went on living with their mother add something

 

Zoltan was in the news when a lion attacked him and bit his neck while he and his mother were visiting the theme park Jungleland USA in Thousand Oaks, California on November 23, 1967 add something

 

Mansfield's youngest child, Tony was raised by his father, Matt Cimber and his third wife dress designer Christy Hilliard Hanak, whom he married in December 2, 1967 add something


1968

He married airline stewardess Ellen Siano in 1968, who accompanied him to New Orleans when he went to pick up his three children with Mansfield after her death add something

 

In 1968, two wrongful-death lawsuits were filed on behalf of Jayne Marie Mansfield and Matt Cimber add something


1973

James Bacon wrote in the "Los Angeles Herald-Examiner" in 1973, "Here was a girl with real comedy talent, spectacular figure and looks and yet ridiculed herself out of business by outlandish publicity" add something


1980

In 1980, "The Jayne Mansfield Story" aired on CBS starring Loni Anderson in the title role and Arnold Schwarzenegger as Mickey Hargitay add something

 

The Jayne Mansfield Fan Club, headed by Sabin Gay was very active in the 1980s, and was cited by "Los Angeles Daily News" as one of the major fan clubs for a Hollywood star add something

 

Mickey Hargitay - Arnold Schwarzenegger played the role of Mickey Hargitay in the 1980 TV-movie "The Jayne Mansfield Story"

 

Arnold Schwarzenegger - In 1980 he starred in a biographical film of the 1950s actress Jayne Mansfield as Mansfield's husband, Mickey Hargitay.


1982

Lydia Cornell - In 1982, at the height of this show's popularity, Cornell was described by sexologist Robert T. Francoeur as providing a modern example of "classic female stereotypes in the mold of Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield


1983

Corinne Russell - She appeared in the May 1983 issue of "Lui" magazine in a 3D layout of poses of various famous pin-ups, as Brigitte Bardot, Marilyn Monroe, and Jayne Mansfield


1988

In 1988, her story and archival footage was a part of TV documentary "Hollywood Sex Symbols" add something


1990

Farruccio and the Online Fan Club has been visiting her grave in Pen Argyl with a fans to commemorate her birth and death anniversaries since mid 1990s on her birthdays add something


1993

In 1993, Daniela Federici created an homage with Anna Nicole Smith as Mansfield and New York City DJ Sky Nellor as Loren for a Guess Jeans campaign add something


1995

Joe Franklin - " His 1995 autobiography "Up Late with Joe Franklin" chronicles his long career and includes claims that he had dalliances with Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, and that Veronica Lake "threw herself at me, but I always refrained


1997

John Gilmore (writer) - In 1997, in "Laid Bare", his first book of memoirs, Gilmore recounts his associations beginning in the 1950s and through the 1960s with Hank Williams, Janis Joplin, Jack Nicholson, Jane Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Brigitte Bardot, Jean Seberg, Steve McQueen, Irish McCalla, Jayne Mansfield, and other personalities


2002

In 2002 Humperdinck sold it to developers, and the house was demolished in November of that year add something


2014

This photo was sent up in the 2014 "Modern Family" episode "iSpy" with Julie Bowen in Loren's place staring down the chest of Sofia Vergara, who taking Mansfield's spot add something


2017

As of 2017, the car is owned by Scott Michaels and is housed and shown at his Dearly Departed Tours & Artifact Museum in Los Angeles across from Hollywood Forever Cemetery add something


2018

As of 2018, the car is owned by Scott Michaels and is housed and shown at his Dearly Departed Tours & Artifact Museum in Los Angeles across from Hollywood Forever Cemetery add something