Last night Mansfield 66/67 made it’s theatrical release in Los Angeles. The documentary details the last two years of life and rumors revolving around the death of actress and former Broadway star, Jayne Mansfield.
Mansfield 66/67 debuted to a packed the house at Laemmle Fine Arts in Beverly Hills. Eager movie buffs stuck around for a Q & A and vinyls of the documentary’s soundtrack.
According to urban legend, a curse cast upon Mansfield during her romantic affair with known satanist, Anton LaVey played a role in her untimely death. LaVey specifically said her boyfriend Sam Brody would die in a car crash. LaVey urged Jayne to distance herself from Brody on multiple occasions. Throughout her last two years of life Brody experienced multiple car accidents.
You can read more about it in this interview with filmmakers P. David Ebersole and Todd Hughes.
In an exclusive Q & A after the film, Ebersole & Hughes elaborated on the many dance numbers and performance art sprinkled throughout the film. Mansfield 66/67 isn’t just a trip into Hollywood legend, it lays out a cultural shift in how Americans viewed feminism. Jayne wasn’t just a sex symbol that went against societal norms, she spoke over 3 languages and was a loving mother. The ultimate blonde bombshell with brains!
You can watch Mansfield 66/67 in over 20 cities nationwide. Be sure to check it out and let us know if you think the curse is real! (Don’t get too spooked because it totally is!)