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Atomic Blonde: The Films of Mamie Van Doren
     

Atomic Blonde: The Films of Mamie Van Doren

by Barry Lowe
 

ISBN-10: 0786431385

ISBN-13: 9780786431380

Pub. Date: 02/14/2008

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

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

Overview

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 infamous "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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786431380
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
02/14/2008
Pages:
231
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Foreword by Mamie Van Doren 1

Preface 3

Introduction 5

Biography 11

The Films 57

AS JOAN OLANDER 57

AS MAMIE VAN DOREN 62

Television Appearances 203

Recordings 211

Bibliography 215

Index 219

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