Atomic Blonde: The Films of Mamie Van Doren

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McFarland, Jan 11, 2017 - Performing Arts - 231 pages
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“well-organized study...well-researched and informative text. Film enthusiasts will especially enjoy this book”--Library Journal

“a fabulous book filled to the brim with solid info, a sense of humor and extensive quotes from Mamie, all of which are entertaining...awesome...a great fun read”--Classic Images

“affectionate tribute...has everything Mamie’s fans could wish for”--Film Review

“well written”--Reference 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.

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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


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Writer Barry Lowe lives in Safi, Malta.

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