Mansfield 66/67

Mansfield 66/67 is a 2017 documentary musical directed by P. David Ebersole and Todd Hughes about the last two years of actress Jayne Mansfield's life. The film examines the rumors surrounding Mansfield's untimely death, and relationship with Anton LaVey as a celebration of Mansfield's life on the 50th anniversary of her death.[1]

Mansfield 66/67
Jayne Mansfield and Anton LaVey ares the subjects of this documentary
Festival poster by Shag
Directed byP. David Ebersole
Todd Hughes
Produced byP. David Ebersole
Todd Hughes
Larra Anderson
Alison Martino
CinematographyJohn Tanzer (U.S.)
Larra Anderson (UK)
Edited byP. David Ebersole
Todd Hughes
Joel Maudsley
Luke Smith
Music byJames Peter Moffatt
Robert Davis
Production
company
The Ebersole Hughes Company
Distributed byGunpowder & Sky
Peccadillo Pictures
Release date
  • January 29, 2017 (2017-01-29) (IFFR)
  • October 27, 2017 (2017-10-27) (United States)
  • April 12, 2018 (2018-04-12) (United Kingdom)
Running time
85 minutes
CountriesUnited States
United Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

BackgroundEdit

Mansfield 66/67 was conceived when writers P. David Ebersole & Todd Hughes couldn't get their narrative The Devil Made Her Do It produced, and instead decided to present their Mansfield/LaVey story as a documentary. More than 100 students and staff from Leeds Beckett University worked with the filmmakers to bring the film to life, [2] inviting Ben Wilkins to re-mix the film in Leeds as a Master Class.

The film was released theatrically in North America for Halloween 2017, and in the UK in April of 2018.[3]

SynopsisEdit

Mansfield 66/67 is largely made up of modern day interviews with celebrities, historians, & psychologists, interspersed with scenes from Mansfield's library of work, performance art by students working on the film, and animations. It summarizes the career of actress Jayne Mansfield, spending the bulk of the film detailing her relationship with Anton LaVey, the Church of Satan, and the 2 years leading up to her death in 1967.

The film's soundtrack was released in 2017 by The Ebersole Hughes Company Records and Tapes featuring: Robert Davis, James Peter Moffatt, Donna Loren, The 5.6.7.8's, The Wayfarers, Ann Magnuson, White Rabbit Club, Mikey Silverman, Larra Anderson, and Maurice Gainen.[4]

CastEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Liz Calvario (27 January 2017). "'Mansfield 66/67' Trailer Examines Jayne Mansfield's Interest in Satanic Rituals and Her Untimely Death". IndieWire. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  2. ^ Kelly Scotney (2016-09-20). "Hollywood Film shoot gives students and staff their first professional film credit". Leeds Beckett University. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  3. ^ Orlando Parfitt (24 May 2017). "Jayne Mansfield doc heads to America". Screen Daily. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  4. ^ james peter moffatt. "mansfield 66/67". james peter moffatt. Retrieved 27 February 2021.

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