Welcome to my second post dealing with the Berlinale and it's films..
(I am doing pretty good, huh?)
The second film in my mini-series which I would like to watch someday is
JAYNE MANSFIELD'S CAR (2012).
It is said to be a mixture of comedy and drama - and will also contain a bit of political history - there was a lot going on in the (late) 60's..
The cast seems to me to be quite amazing - we have beside others: Billy Bob Thornton (who also directed this film and co-wrote the script), Robert Duvall (do I really have to say something about him?), John Hurt (...), Kevin Bacon (who I find as fascinating as scary..) and the wonderful Frances O'Connor.
Well.. - and now:
Bygone days of Berlinale!
In 1961 she was guest star at the Berlinale. - Back then Berlinale was setted in Summer - and not like now (since 1978 to be specific) in February - the film festivales of Cannes and Venice were quite a tough competition..
|~ June 23, 1961: Jayne Mansfield and her then husband Mickey Hargitay at Berlinale ~|
Just by the way: In 1961 the political climate in Berlin was quite tough - as you might know: in that summer the Berlin Wall was build - but that really might have nothing to do with the little incident which made this Berlinale go down in history as the "Busen-Berlinale" (= bosom-Berlinale):
Jayne Mansfield's dress just "burst" above her waistline - and the Berlinale audience actually saw more than they ever expected to see.. I do not post a picture of that.. but another picture of her I really like:
|~ the very prominent Jayne Mansfield at the Berlinale 1961.~|
And for my Mirror Mirror series - here is Miss Mansfield again:
Thank you very much for listening!
Yours (very well and) truly