Atomic Blonde

The Films of Mamie Van Doren


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About the Book

Born Joan Lucille Olander in a small South Dakota town, Mamie Van Doren rose to “Blonde Bombshell” status in Hollywood when she signed with Universal Pictures in 1953, right on the heels of Marilyn Monroe. This comprehensive biography explores Van Doren’s early life and career, spanning from her start as a bit player in Howard Hughes’ Jet Pilot to her significant role as the last surviving member of Hollywood’s famous “Three M’s”: Mamie Van Doren, Marilyn Monroe, and Jayne Mansfield. A complete filmography lists Van Doren’s roles in film and television. Entries include a plot synopsis, cast and crew details, and in many instances recent and contemporary reviews.

About the Author(s)

Writer Barry Lowe lives in Malta.

Bibliographic Details

Barry Lowe

Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 231
Bibliographic Info: 99 photos, notes, filmography, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2017 [2008]
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6795-9
eISBN: 978-0-7864-8273-3
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vi
Foreword by Mamie Van Doren      1
Preface      3
Introduction      5
Biography      11
The Films      57
Television Appearances      203
Recordings      211
Bibliography      215
Index      219

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “well-organized study…well-researched and informative text. Film enthusiasts will especially enjoy this book”—Library Journal
  • “a fabulous book filled to the brim with solid info, a sense of humor and extensive quotes from Mamie, all of which are entertaining…awesome…a great fun read”—Classic Images
  • “recommended”—Flick Attack
  • “affectionate tribute…has everything Mamie’s fans could wish for”—Film Review
  • “recommended!”—Bookgasm
  • “well written”—Reference Reviews