books & manuscripts
Contract with Jayne Mansfield and Twentieth-Century Fox
International shipping available
Customs duties and taxes may apply.
Ships from: New York, United States
Taxes not included
VAT and other taxes are not reflected in the listed pricing. Read more
This is Mansfield's first Hollywood contract, coming on the heels of her appearance in 1955 as Playmate of the Month for February 1955, and her portrayal of Rita Marlowe in the Broadway play Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? in 1956, for which she received a Theatre World Award.
Signed on May 2, 1956, the terms of the one-year contract began on September 17, 1956, in time to allow Mansfield to star as the blonde bombshell Jerri Jordan rock 'n roll classic, The Girl Can't Help It, released at the end of the year, featuring musical appearances by Fats Domino, Little Richard, Gene Vincent, The Platters, Eddie Cochran, et. al. The studio offered her $1,250 per week for the year, with a multi-year options for renewal. The film, a box-office success, was one of the first to feature black artists, and is now a cult classic.
Two holes punched at left margin.
Conditions of Business
Please note that the cancellation right for EU/UK purchasers applies to this item. Please read Condition 19 of the Buy Now Marketplace Conditions of Business for buyers for more information. Read more here.