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JAYNE MANSFIELD - DOCUMENT SIGNED 11/29/1957 - HFSID 288359

JAYNE MANSFIELD She gets a leave from 20th Century Fox to appear at the Tropicana in Las Vegas, but the studio reserves the right to cancel the leave any time it needs her for a film. Documentary Letter signed: "Jayne Mansfield" , 2 pages, 8½x11, 2 pages.

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JAYNE MANSFIELD

She gets a leave from 20th Century Fox to appear at the Tropicana in Las Vegas, but the studio reserves the right to cancel the leave any time it needs her for a film.

Documentary Letter signed: "Jayne Mansfield" , 2 pages, 8½x11, 2 pages. Beverly Hills, California, 1957 November 29. On letterhead of 20th Century Fox. Mansfield signs acceptance of the studio's agreement to extend her an 8-week leave of absence without compensation, commencing February 12, 1958, in connection with personal appearances at The Tropicana in Las Vegas. If however, the studio requires her services on a motion picture during that time, it reserves the right to cancel the leave, as if "it had never been granted to you." The studio also has the option to extend the length of her existing contract to make up for the weeks lost. Jayne Mansfield (1933-1967) was an American actress and sex goddess of the 1950s and 1960s. She first gained critical acclaim for her classic performance as a Monroe-like movie starlet in the Broadway play Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? The role won her a contract at 20th Century-Fox. In 1963's Promises! Promises!, Mansfield became the first major actress to appear nude on-screen. Despite a number of good dramatic performances, she was forever typed as a parody of Marilyn Monroe. Mansfield was only 34 when she died in an auto accident on the way to a club engagement in New Orleans. Mansfield and her new husband, former Mr. Universe Mickey Hargitay, starred in a show called "Tropicana Holiday" at the Las Vegas casino (February 12-March 19, 1958), earning the then large sum of $25,000 per week. She returned to the  Tropicana the following year, opening in a "shocking" dress likened by one reviewer to "a barbed wire fence: It protects the property without obstructing the view." Her next film for 20th Century Fox was The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw (1958). A Mansfield document with fine associations, this piece is also a fine exemplar of the old studio system with its control of actors' careers. Lightly creased. Multiple staple holes at top edge. Notch at top left corner. Filing holes at top edge. Adhesive residue on first page verso, light show through. Otherwise, fine condition. Previously authenticated by PSA/DNA.

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