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The Resource Jayne Mansfield : the girl couldn't help it, Eve Golden

Jayne Mansfield : the girl couldn't help it, Eve Golden

Label
Jayne Mansfield : the girl couldn't help it
Title
Jayne Mansfield
Title remainder
the girl couldn't help it
Statement of responsibility
Eve Golden
Title variation
Jayne Mansfield
Title variation remainder
the girl could not help it
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 risqué promotional stunts caused her to be increasingly snubbed in Hollywood. In this joyful biography, 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) cemented her 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."--Provided by publisher
Member of
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10963942
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
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Golden, Eve
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/8092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Screen classics
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  • Mansfield, Jayne
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Publicity
Target audience
adult
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the girl couldn't help it
Label
Jayne Mansfield : the girl couldn't help it, Eve Golden
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 432 pages, 56 leaves of plates
Isbn
9780813180953
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2020053334
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1190838583
Label
Jayne Mansfield : the girl couldn't help it, Eve Golden
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 432 pages, 56 leaves of plates
Isbn
9780813180953
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2020053334
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1190838583

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