For a very long time in Hollywood, it was impossible to show nudity onscreen. Although movies in the silent era included fully naked bodies, from to , censors monitored every studio film closely for explicit content, flagging costumes that were too revealing or shots that were too leering. But by the early s, a few stars were willing to test the nude taboo. One of them was Marilyn Monroe. The first scene was cut and the second was a mere fragment of an unfinished movie, her last before she died. The Misfits moment was unscripted, a spontaneous impulse that arose during a love scene between Monroe and Clark Gable.
Blond Sex Symbol and Rival to Marilyn Monroe
As a fan of Jayne Mansfield I wanted to put together a brief filmography. Let's keep Jayne's memory alive! Jayne Mansfield, a s blond sex symbol and rival to Marilyn Monroe, had a film career that lasted from to with a total of 27 films to her credit. She was thought of as a Marilyn Monroe clone, but in reality she was no such thing, she had a style and personality all her own. Because of Monroe's "temperamental attitude" 20th Century Fox was always on the lookout for her replacement. At first, they thought that Sheree North was the one for the job, but when things didn't work out well, Fox was on the lookout for someone else and they settled on Jayne.
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She was an American actress in film, theatre, and television and was also a nightclub entertainer, a singer, and one of the early Playboy Playmates. Mansfield became a major Broadway star in , a major Hollywood star in , and a leading celebrity in In the sexploitation film Promises! She had a son with her third husband, film director Matt Cimber. On June 28, Mansfield was traveling to New Orleans, LA from Biloxi, Mississippi, where she was scheduled to appear for an early-morning television interview. Around am on June 29th on U.
It was the first Hollywood motion picture release of the sound era to feature a mainstream star— Jayne Mansfield —in the nude , though had the unfinished Something's Got to Give , which starred Marilyn Monroe , been released in as planned, it would have been entitled to claim that distinction. Sandy Brooks Mansfield is desperate to get pregnant, but her husband Jeff Tommy Noonan , a television script writer, is too stressed out to make love to her. They end up changing partners when retiring to their rooms. Later both women discover that they're pregnant, and set out to find whether the fathers are their own or the other's husband. Made on a modest budget, the film's publicity centered on Mansfield's nude scenes as the main attraction. Mansfield's husband, Mickey Hargitay , also had a lead role in the film. The film was presented for the first time on television in its uncut form in on the Playboy Channel.