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…… flaunting her assets at the Empire Cinema in Leicester Square, London, September 1959

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….Jayne Mansfield


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Jayne was born Vera Jayne Palmer on April 19, 1933 in Pennsylvania and she is to day, more than 30 years after her death. one of the shining stars of the middle of the last century. Poor Jayne is to day where she always wanted to be, out of Monroe’s shadow.

Most of her fame was build on her relentless, shameless self promotion, she only had two really successful movies and one Broadway hit. Jayne loved Hollywood and every experience it had to offer. Few starlets climbing to the top of stardom embraced the effect that stardom brought as fiercely as Mansfield did. Most stars are complaining earnestly or in pretence the burden fame brings. Jayne never considered it a burden, she wallowed in it. She is one of the most remembered icons of the 50’ies to day. And Jayne deserves it, lets give her that.

I have always had a deep respect for people who live without pretence, people who does not surrender to the numbness of conformity that most of us do.

Thanks for everything Jayne
There has never been many like you around – Ted

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"A forty-one inch bust and a lot of perseverance will get you more than a cup of coffee – a lot more. But most girls don’t know what to do with what they’ve got."Jayne Mansfield

You can say what you like about Jayne Mansfield, but she sure knew how to get the best out of what she got – Ted

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Peter Basch (September 23, 1921 – March 15, 2004) was an American magazine and glamour photographer. He was born in Berlin, lived and died in New York City. The main body of his work was produced in the fifties and sixties.

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Early life
Peter Basch was born in Berlin, Germany, the only child of Felix Basch and Grete Basch-Freund, both prominent theater and film personalities of the German-speaking world.

In 1933 the family came to New York due to fears of rising anti-Jewish sentiment and laws in Germany. The family had US citizenship because Felix’s father, Arthur Basch, was a wine trader who lived in San Francisco. After moving back to Germany, Arthur Basch kept his American citizenship, and passed it to his children and, thence, to his grandchildren.

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United States
When the Basch family arrived in New York in 1933, they opened a restaurant on Central Park South in the Navarro Hotel. The restaurant, Gretel’s Viennese, became a hangout for the Austrian expatriate community. Peter Basch had his first job there as a waiter. While in New York, Basch attended the De Witt Clinton High School. The family moved to Los Angeles to assist in Basch’s father’s career, during which time Basch went to school in England. Upon returning to the United States, Basch joined the Army. He was mobilized in the US Army Air Forces’ First Motion Picture Unit, where he worked as a script boy.

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After the war, he started attending UCLA, but his mother asked him to join her back in New York. His parents had decided that Basch should be a photographer, and they obtained a photography studio for their son.

For over twenty years, Peter Basch’s had a successful career as a magazine photographer. He was known for his images of celebrities, artists, dancers, actors, starlets, and glamour-girls in America and Europe. His photos appeared in many major magazines such as Life, Look and Playboy.

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I mean, what can you say. Nice work if you can get it – Ted

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Quite honestly visitors, it isn’t often I envy a dog. But it does happen – Ted

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I’ve heard about women filling the bathtub with champagne, but no one but Jayne Mansfield filled the swimming  pool with it. Her love for the extreme and the decadent is why we still love her – Ted   Image found at “Life on March

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So you didn’t knew she could play the violin did you? Huh? HUH?

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And as an Englishman would have said: ”Talk about fur coat and no knickers”

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Sometimes I miss the days before mobile phones. No aps or other mobile phone gear can beat a home phone like this. Since it is pink it wouldn’t surprise me if Jayne Mansfield had one which puts the heading for this post in the right perspective. But don’t get me wrong, I have a great respect for Jayne, I even posted a long tribute to her, you can read it here.

More Mansfield for you, a video about some never before seen pictures of her

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The Jayne Mansfield Hot Water Bottle is 22 inches long, and made of hard plastic molded into the shape of the famous actress and sex symbol. It was dreamt up by one of her promoters, during the height of her fame. At one point, there was even a proposal to do a life-size version, but the idea was eventually rejected as being too vulgar. It was a rare occasion of good judgment being exercised in the course of her career.

The hot water bottle is tacky enough, but the advertising on the box that it comes in is even worse:
"The ‘Hugging’ Hot Water Bottle"
"Designed with the Male in Mind"
"For the Man Who Has Everything, Including a Few Aches and Pains — Preferred by Arctic Explorers."
"We Don’t Know How, But They Say It Can Be Used As an Ice Pack — Perfect As a Cocktail Shaker"

Jayne Mansfield was an actress and sex symbol of the 1950s and 1960s. She was one of the three main "Blonde Bombshells" of that era, the other two being Marilyn Monroe and Mamie Van Doren. Of the three, Jayne was the tackiest, apparently adhering to the idea that there’s no such thing as bad publicity. She had a tendency to let her breasts escape from her clothes in public, and it happened much too often to be considered an accident.

Images and text from both this post and the last was found on one of my absolute favourite sites, “Julie’s Tacky Treasures” and she says: What makes something a tacky treasure? A tacky treasure is, first of all, tacky. However, to be a treasure, it must possess an additional quality, which could be any one of these: a naïve yet ultimately flawed effort to be sophisticated or stylish; a complete lack of shame in exploiting poor taste; or a deliberate flaunting of poor taste as a rebellion against established norms.

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In an earlier post I mentioned that coming down early X-Mas morning rubbing the sleep from your eyes and finding Marilyn Monroe lazing by the mantelpiece would be really something. I wouldn’t kick this lady out of the door if I found her there either. But again I would be dreaming of course.

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Here it is, the whole glorious 1 hour, 29 minutes and 52 seconds of it.


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of images of a young and  surprisingly innocent
looking Jayne Mansfield in
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Just Jayne, the water and the suds.What more could a man
ask for?

Here’s the way to the bathroom


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As I wrote in my tribute to Jayne Mansfield in an earlier post on this blog: “Now Jayne Mansfield, There’s a real 50’ies babe, if ever there was one. She looks like a woman should look, All the right bumps in all the right places”. This video and the ones posted in the link below should prove my point.

More movies of Jayne here

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I have always had a soft spot for Jayne Mansfield and here is my tribute to this fabelous lady –Text and pictures here

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