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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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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

Austrian-born bodybuilder and former "Mr. Universe" Arnold Schwarzenegger plays Hungarian-born bodybuilder and former "Mr. Universe" Mickey Hargitay. 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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Put Your Arms Around Me Honey
Written by Albert von Tilzer
Performed by Loni Anderson
Sung during opening nightclub scene
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Not entirely accurate, but who really cares, it's fun entertainment!
27 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Cconsidering that this is a 1980 TV movie, it's not all that bad. And since this is the ONLY movie about the life of Jayne Mansfield that was ever made, I had to rate this a "10".

Sure, a lot of Jayne's life is compressed into a short movie, and many details are either blurred or overlooked in favor of moving the plot line along. But Loni Anderson tears down the scenery in some scenes, and in other scenes Loni IS the scenery. My favorite line in the movie is "Carol Sue where's the vodka?" It's sounds like a line that might have escaped from another great movie, "Valley of the Dolls".

The costumes here are fabulous (the white gown, the pink gown, the red gown...) and the hairdo's are very accurate, right down to the over-lacquered crispness to Jayne's deep-fried and highly over-bleached tresses.

The only positive thing that can be said about Arnold Schwarzenegger portraying Mickey Hargitay is that Arnold was probably the only bodybuilder with an accent in Hollywood when they cast this movie, so who else could they get to play the part? Actually, he's not bad, if you like your actors as wooden as Popsicle sticks. (Inside joke: Jayne once had a pair of chihuahuas named Popsicle and Momsicle!)

This movie may not be Jayne Mansfield's epitaph, but it's definitely Loni Anderson's shining moment.


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