Atomic Blonde: The Films of Mamie Van Doren

Front Cover
McFarland, Jan 11, 2017 - Performing Arts - 231 pages
0 Reviews
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.

What people are saying - Write a review

Atomic blonde: the films of Mamie Van Doren

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

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


Television Appearances

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2017)

Writer Barry Lowe lives in Malta.

Bibliographic information