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Jayne Mansfield and the American Fifties by  Martha Saxton - First Edition - 1975 - from Grimalkin Books (SKU: 000928)

Jayne Mansfield and the American Fifties

Jayne Mansfield and the American Fifties by  Martha Saxton - First Edition - 1975 - from Grimalkin Books (SKU: 000928)

Jayne Mansfield and the American Fifties

by Saxton, Martha

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  • fine
  • Hardcover
  • First
Fine/Very Good
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Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1975. This First Printing, with the requisite "number line" ending with a "1", is in close to Fine condition, with a Very Good unclipped dust jacket (click on photo). The book is bound in a brick cloth with metallic blue lettering on front panel and spine. The binding is tight and the pages are clean and sparkling throughout. The book does have a former owner's name on the front pink endpaper. (Perhaps, the pink endpapers were a homage to the subject, since Jayne Mansfield's favorite color was pink.) This fascinating biography not only traces the life of a woman desperate to be a movie star sex goddess, but explores as well the attitudes toward women and sex in the 1950s and 1960s. Jayne Mansfield was extremely intelligent, but promoted herself as the ultimate dumb blonde. The book helps answer why. the dest jacket has chipping in the spine area, several small tears, and light soiling. I've placed the dust jacket into a Brodart protective sleeve. The book measures 6 1/4 by 9 1/4 inches and includes 223 pages, with photo inserts. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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Grimalkin Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
Jayne Mansfield and the American Fifties
Saxton, Martha
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good
First Edition
Houghton Mifflin
Place of Publication
Date Published
Biography, Movies
Bookseller catalogs
Theatre, Movies, Plays and Screenplays; Biography and Autobiography;
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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Grimalkin Books

Grimalkin Books is located in Steelton, Pennsylvania, the first town south of Harrisburg. We specialize in older, unusual books and sets, often literary, artistic, or historical. "Grimalkin" is old English for an old gray cat, mainly because the owner, Bob Amsel, is a cat lover. All books subject to prior sale. Payment must be received within 10 days of the order or item will be returned to stock. We accept money orders, bank checks, personal checks (allow time to clear), PayPal or MasterCard/Visa through Biblio's credit card processing service. International orders must be paid in US dollars and can be paid via PayPal, credit card (through ABE), or International Postal Money Order. Your purchase will be carefully packaged to protect it during shipping. Books may not be returned just because the buyer has changed his mind. Only books with actual defects that were not mentioned by the seller in the listing may be returned. Please insure returns for their full value.

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First Edition
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