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Tom Clark
05-20-2017, 11:12 PM


The story of how how 1950s sex symbol and Church of Satan founder Anton LaVey got together has long been the subject of myth and speculation – something fuelled by her grisly death in a car crash in 1967, a year after they met and long rumoured by the easily-led to be the result of a curse. Now, the story – not necressarily the true story – is the subject of new documentary Mansfield 66/67, from the team behind the gloriously eccentric Room 237 and other documentaries, P. David Ebersole and Todd Hughes. The film explores the “rumour and hearsay” surrounding their relationship and Jayne’s death, and includes contributions from an eccentric collection of commenters, from Mamie Van Doren, Kenneth Anger and John Waters, to Beyond the Valley of the Dolls star Dolly Read, gender-bending 1980s pop star Marilyn and Peaches Christ.



05-22-2017, 12:27 AM
Very interesting. I think that director Curtis Harrington was also a friend of Anton LaVey. I'd buy a DVD or Blu-ray of this film if/when it's released.

Randy G
05-24-2017, 11:27 PM
I hated Room 237.

Ian Jane
06-07-2018, 02:27 PM
Press release for the UK DVD release:

Jayne Mansfield was the blonde bombshell to rival Monroe and who constantly courted publicity. From ‘The Girl Can’t Help It’ to her final cameo role in Gene Kelly’s ‘A Guide to the Married Men’ she was adored by the public. However, her personal life impacted on her career as she sought solace in drink, drugs and Anton LaVey, the charismatic leader of the Church of Satan. Her fatal car crash in 1967 led to many conspiracy theories. Made to coincide with the 50th anniversary of her death, MANSFIELD 66/67 is a Hollywood Babylon examination of the last two years of her life.

Directed by P. David Ebersole and Todd Hughes (Hit So Hard; Room 237), the film features interviews with John Waters, Kenneth Anger, Cheryl Dunne, UK pop star Marilyn, actresses Tippi Hedren and Mamie Van Doren, drag queen Peaches Christ, alongside notable academics. A firm favourite at Frameline Festival and FrightFest, MANSFIELD 66/67 combines archive film footage and new drag routines specially created for the film. It’s a gloriously entertaining exploration of the lasting impact of myth, the rise of the Feminist movement of the 1960s and a celebration of ‘the first reality TV star’.

View the trailer here: https://youtu.be/5EGerBQFbnw

DVD extras include: Deleted scenes; full dance performances

DVD/ VOD release: 27th June 2018


06-07-2018, 04:52 PM
Great news! I've just preordered a copy from Amazon.UK.

06-23-2018, 02:48 PM
My account has just been charged for this by Amazon.UK, so I hope to receive it stateside in a week or two.

06-27-2018, 03:41 PM
The film is now being released in the US as well on DVD. Amazon shows a street date of July 3rd. Perfect timing for your 4th of July party!

07-03-2018, 03:58 PM
The guest list in this film includes John Waters, Dolly "BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS" Read, Sue "FASTER PUSSYCAT KILL KILL" Bernard, Mamie Van Doren, Tippi Hedren, underground filmmaker Kenneth Anger, and Mary Woronov. I can't wait to see this!

07-09-2018, 07:30 PM
The US home video release of this film is a burned DVD-R, whereas the UK release is a pressed PAL DVD. Also, the UK release has some supplements, including deleted scenes. There don't appear to be any supplements on the US version.