Jayne Mansfield. Goddess? Genius? Satanist? She was the blonde bombshell created to rival Monroe.
Adored by the public, her star rose until, briefly, she was one of the biggest stars in the world. Jayne Mansfield constantly courted publicity and eventually her personal life engulfed her career and she sought solace in drink, drugs and Anton LaVey, the charismatic leader of the Church of Satan. Her fatal car crash in 1967 led to many conspiracies, was it a curse? Did the devil make her do it?
Made to coincide with the 50th anniversary of her death, MANSFIELD 66/67 is a gloriously entertaining film, Hollywood Babylon style exploration of the last two years of the life of ‘the first reality TV star’ Directed by P. David Ebersole and Todd Hughes (Hit So Hard; Room 237), the film features interviews with John Waters, Kenneth Anger, Cheryl Dunne, UK pop star Marilyn, actresses Tippi Hedren and Mamie Van Doren.