Saturday, November 7, 2009

Here They Are...


...Jayne Mansfield!

Yes, friends, our last Mystery Guest was Hollywood's Smartest Dumb Blonde, the titular star of The Wild, Wild World of Jayne Mansfield. Every now and then, Jaynie liked to experiment with being a brunette; in 1960, in order to look authentically Greco-Roman for The Loves of Hercules, she donned a dark wig...


...and that same year, in The Challenge (aka It Takes a Thief), she played a raven-tressed female gang leader.


Our mystery photo was from a 1965 photo session for Cavalcade magazine; we're absolutely tickled by some of the guesses, ranging from the willowy Claudine Longet to the sturdier Totie Fields, with everyone else from Shirley Bassey and Gina Lollobrigida thrown in for good measure - amazing what a sideswept bouffant, Cleopatra eyeliner and an empire waist can do!


Labuanbajo, who is becoming an expert at these things, was the first to correctly name La Mansfield; he wins a 1966 Buick LeSabre and a lifetime supply of defensive driving classes. Divoon!

4 comments:

  1. I drive that road every day...work on it actually.

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  2. Jackie is just speedin' away
    Thought she was James Dean for a day
    Then I guess she had to crash
    Valium would've helped that bash

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  3. Mariska Hargitay was asleep in the back seat.

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  4. I just want some back issues of Cavacade magazine!!

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