Tag Archives: The 1950s

Top Celeb Tube: ‘Jayne Mansfield Transformation From 01 To 34 Years Old’

Source:The New Democrat “Jayne Mansfield was an American film, theater, and television actress. She was also a nightclub entertainer, a singer, and one of the early Playboy Playmates. She was a major Hollywood sex symbol during the 1950s and early … Continue reading

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Willy Beable: Diana Dors Documentary

“Short documentary profiling the life of British ‘Blonde Bombshell’ Diana Dors, who died of cancer in 1984.” From Willy Beable English Muffin Diana Dors (as I call her) got tagged as the British Marilyn Monroe and the latest Hollywood Blonde Bombshell … Continue reading

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The New Yorker: Douglas Watt- ‘The Glittering, Corrosive Humor of Lenny Bruce’

Source:The New Democrat “Early in 1966, the entertainer Lenny Bruce, who died in the midsummer of that year at the age of forty from a self-administered overdose of morphine, gave his next-to-last public performance, at the Berkeley Community Theatre, a … Continue reading

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Jayne Mansfield Diamonds To Dust: The Girl Can’t Help It 1956- Jayne Mansfield: Doing The Jerri Jordan Walk

Source: The Daily Review The Girl Can’t Help It from 1956, is a movie that Jayne Mansfield was born to be in and Jerri Jordan might be the character she was born to play. Jayne, was put on this planet … Continue reading

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The Hollywood Reporter: Erik Liberman- ‘Jayne Mansfield: The First Reality Star?’

Source:The New Democrat  “On the 50th anniversary of her death, a look back by a Broadway actor at what a generation of stars (and Kardashians) owes the shrewd and extravagant trailblazer.” From The Hollywood Reporter “Movie star, pin-up queen, nightclub performer … Continue reading

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Alfred Hitch Blog: Wemisse- Vertigo (1958) ‘I Need You To Be Madeline For a While’

Source:The New Democrat  “(My analysis of Vertigo will be divided into two parts.) In 1956 Paramount purchased two books as potential Alfred Hitchcock projects: Flamingo Feather, and D’entre Les Morts (From Among the Dead). He was planning to make Flamingo … Continue reading

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Inside Edition: Bonnie Strauss- 1992 Feature on Jayne Mansfield

Source: This piece was originally posted at The Daily Review The man anchoring this show might look familiar to all you political and news junkies out there. Especially cable news junkies, because before Bill O’Reilly got his big gig The … Continue reading

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BBC: 1999 Jayne Mansfield Documentary

Source: This piece was originally posted at The Daily Review I guess in one way Jayne Mansfield was a great actress and not just a great comedic actress and comedian, but a real great actress at least in the sense … Continue reading

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TV Fanatic: The Jayne Mansfield Story 1980- CBS Wednesday Night Movie

Source: This piece was originally posted at The Daily Review At risk of sounding old here, when I was growing up in the 1980s and even when I was in high school in the early 1990s. network original movies that … Continue reading

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Slate: Karina Longworth- The Hollywood Ten Paid The Price For Refusing to Answer The $64 Question

Source: This piece was originally posted at The Daily Review: Slate: Karina Longworth- The Hollywood Ten Paid The Price For Refusing to Answer The $64 Question I blog about political correctness and what I at least see as fascism on … Continue reading

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