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Posts Tagged ‘Jayne Mansfield’

Sophia Loren Lends New Meaning to EW’s ‘Pop Watch’

EWPopWatchLogoThere will likely not be another item that fits into Entertainment Weekly‘s “PopWatch” tag as snuggly as Joe McGovern‘s recent Q&A via Switzerland with the one and only Sophia Loren.

The article burst to the top of Facebook’s trending topics and it’s easy to see why. In 1957, Loren was famously snapped staring down in horror at the chest of fellow actress Jayne Mansfield, not long after the latter took her seat next to Loren at an industry-sponsored function at Romanoff’s. In 2014, the Italian star insisted to McGovern that her captured stare was all about a personal pop-watch:

“I’m staring at her nipples because I am afraid they are about to come onto my plate. In my face you can see the fear. I’m so frightened that everything in her dress is going to blow—BOOM!—and spill all over the table.”

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A Celebrity Photographer Who Has Seen, Heard It All

TheWayWeWereCoverJayne Mansfield dancing with the son of a Florida mortuaries billionaire… A 1974 Los Angeles “It boy” moving away to become a counselor for Eskimos with AIDS…

As Dana Goodyear found out recently when she spent time with famed celebrity photographer Julian Wasser in Los Angeles, these are the strange moments that for him, ultimately defined his beat:

“Living here, it’s an endless stream of stories like that. When you come from a normal place, you just become aghast at what you hear in this town.”

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Unpublished Marilyn Monroe Pics Bought at Garage Sale for 2 Bucks

Back in the 1980′s, Anton Fury purchased an envelope of negatives at a New Jersey garage sale. “I thought it was just some chick in a bikini,” Fury explained to the New York Post.

Upon closer inspection, Fury realized it was two chicks in bikinis — namely, Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield. The pictures are estimated to be from 1950. Monroe would have been just 24 years old.

Fury is currently working with Los Angeles art dealer David Streets in Los Angeles to learn as much as they can about the photos — including who the photographer might be. Fury would like to sell the images, but copyright law is an issue, as someone with legal claims to the photos might come forward.

CNN has a slideshow of the photos Fury has made public.