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The Jayne Mansfield Story (1980)

The gaudy rise and dizzy fall of the last great Hollywood blonde bombshell: Jayne Mansfield.

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Joan Welles ...
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The gaudy rise and dizzy fall of the last great Hollywood blonde bombshell: Jayne Mansfield.

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29 October 1980 (USA)  »

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Jayne Mansfield: A Symbol of the 50's  »

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Trivia

Loni Anderson's real-life daughter, Deidra Hoffman, plays the teenage version of Jayne Mansfield's daughter Jayne Marie. See more »

Goofs

When Jim Byron is walking into the car dealership to see Jayne and her new make-over, a 1980 Honda Civic is seen passing by as he opens the door. This part of the film takes place in the 1950s. See more »

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Referenced in Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore (2010) See more »

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Put Your Arms Around Me Honey
Written by Albert von Tilzer
Performed by Loni Anderson
Sung during opening nightclub scene
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The essence of JAYNE
28 June 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Though not entirely accurate ( they don't even get her age right at the time of her death), the film does give the ESSENCE of Jayne. This is the film that helped introduce me to the Goddess that is Jayne. Loni only captures one particular image of Jayne ( she had many) but she IS good in that image. I wish they would have focused a little bit more on the personal aspects of Jayne's life. And they also speed from her days at 20th Century Fox to the downward spiral in her career within in a 5 minute time frame. Loni's portrayal of Jayne at hearing about Marilyn Monroe's death is brilliant though. The costumes and evening gowns are very good and really reminiscent of the real Jayne's style. There is something intriguing about the film....particularly if you are new to the world of the great Mansfield. A little trivia: the pink palace used in the film is not the REAL pink palace Jayne had lived in! Only a few exterior shots are the actual mansion property. The house in 1980 was a beige colour and the owner would not allow it to be re-painted.


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