Atomic Blonde: The Films of Mamie Van Doren (Google eBook)

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McFarland, Feb 14, 2008 - Performing Arts - 231 pages
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Born Joan Lucille Olander in a small South Dakota town, Mamie Van Doren rose to "Blonde Bombshell" status in Hollywood when she signed with Universal Pictures in 1953, right on the heels of Marilyn Monroe. This comprehensive biography explores Van Doren's early life and career, spanning from her start as a bit player in Howard Hughes' Jet Pilot to her significant role as the last surviving member of Hollywood's famous "Three M's": Mamie Van Doren, Marilyn Monroe, and Jayne Mansfield. A complete filmography lists Van Doren's roles in film and television. Entries include a plot synopsis, cast and crew details, and in many instances recent and contemporary reviews.
  

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This is a well-organized study of one of the silver screen's blonde bombshells of the 1950s and 1960s whose work is many times dismissed or forgotten by contemporary film historians. Although Mamie ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword by Mamie Van Doren
1
Preface
3
Introduction
5
Biography
11
The Films
57
His Kind of Woman
58
Two Tickets to Broadway
59
All American
62
The Beat Generation
140
Le Bellissime Gambe di SabrinaThe Beautiful Legs of Sabrina
146
Girls Town
148
Vice Raid
155
College Confidential
157
Sex Kittens Go to College
163
The Private Lives of Adam and Eve
167
Una Americana en Buenos AiresThe Blonde from Buenos Aires
171

Forbidden
66
Hawaiian Nights
68
Yankee Pasha
69
Francis Joins the WACS
74
Aint Misbehavin
78
The Second Greatest Sex
82
Running Wild
90
Star in the Dust
95
Untamed Youth
100
The Girl in Black Stockings
106
Jet Pilot
110
Teachers Pet
112
High School Confidential
116
Born Reckless
125
The Big Operator
130
Guns Girls and Gangsters
135
The Candidate
172
3 Nuts in Search of a Bolt
174
Freddy und das Lied der PrärieThe Sheriff Was a Lady
179
Las Vegas Hillbillys
181
The Navy vs the Night Monsters
183
Youve Got to Be Smart
188
Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women
190
I Fratelli di ArizonaThe Arizona Kid
192
That Girl from Boston
194
Glory Years
196
The Vegas Connection
197
Television Appearances
203
Recordings
211
Bibliography
215
Index
219
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Writer Barry Lowe lives in Mascot, Australia.

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