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Trust me, I am not trying to start an inappropriate topic thread. But I accidentally hit upon this when looking at Jayne Mansfield's filmography. She made a nudie-cutie type film in the mid-60s.

 

Paraphrasing from wiki:

 

Producers and directors active in this genre include David F. Friedman, Herschell Gordon Lewis, Barry Mahon and Doris Wishman. (Wishman made seven nudist films in the early 60s.)

 

THE IMMORAL MR. TEAS (1959) is about a main character who was overcome with fantasies of nude women. It's considered the first pornographic feature (though 'soft' by today's standards).

 

After the success of this title, a wave of *nudie-cuties* were made for grindhouse theatres.

 

More examples: NUDE ON THE MOON (1963), THE ADVENTURE OF LUCKY PIERRE (1961) and **** OF THE DEAD, by Ed Wood...with scenes of topless dancers from beyond the grave! And who says Hollywood isn't creative! LOL

 

In the mid-60s, with the erosion of the code, these films became harder and more violent, more misogynistic. They eventually evolved into more explicit sexploitation films, like THE DEFILERS (1965), BAD GIRLS GO TO HELL (1965) and THE TOUCH OF HER FLESH (1967).

 

The one Mansfield made was called PROMISES, PROMISES.

 

For more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Promises!_Promises!

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Yes, I remember Promises, Promises (made before the musical. LOL) Was a lot of publicity over her nude bathtub scene. From what I heard the movie was pretty bad......

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> {quote:title=Hibi wrote:}{quote}

> Yes, I remember Promises, Promises (made before the musical. LOL) Was a lot of publicity over her nude bathtub scene. From what I heard the movie was pretty bad......

 

Yes, I don't think the emphasis was on plot and character development. LOL

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LOL. I think there was a Playboy lay out tie in........I think the movie got more publicity than bucks as due to the nudity it wasnt booked in too many places.....I'm sure it would be pretty tame by today's standards.......

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Wasn't Marilyn shooting a remake of the many funny.."oh my gosh...my spouse isn't dead after 5 yrs" movies with her ......a....floaters revealed when exiting a pool? I can't remember if she was let go of the project or died before any major filming was completed.

 

Stated below... a lot of the "revolutionary" filmaking that emerged was not concerned with following a thought or even a cohesive theme. The movie would have a storyline, breasts come out, more storyline....another boob....film done.

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Marilyn was captured on movie film flashing some cheek and a quick side view of a breast as she put on a robe. Whether or not it would have been used in the final film is open to question. The notoriety came from the more explicit photos taken by still photographers on the set, who then sold them to major magazines around the world. Marilyn had said she wanted to knock Liz Taylor off the magazine covers and she did.

Jayne's nudie, " Promises, Promises", was pretty dismal. The brief bathtub scene of Jayne writhing in the suds was repeated endlessly througout the movie as various characters "remembered" it. It was about the only thing going for the movie, so they exploited the hell out of it. One other thing of interest is that famed female impersonator T. C. Jones played the ship's beautician and gave one of the characters (Marilyn Maxwell?) a baby shower which included him impersonating Jayne. Mamie Van Doren also went the bathtub route about that time in "Three Nuts In Search of a Bolt", this time in beer suds (supposedly). Again, it was really about getting still pictures into Playboy, which was just about the best advertising that kind of movie could get. Jayne was already a huge favorite in Playboy by that time, so I'm sure they were thrilled to get those stills from 'Promises, Promises." Ursula Andress also did some (mostly) non-movie-related Playboy pictorials around that same time, which made her a superstar, if only to Playboy readers.

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Yes. It was Something's Got to Give and it was a remake of My Favorite Wife. It was later filmed as Move Over, Darling starring Doris Day! As everyone knows, the movie was never finished. How much of Marilyn's nude swim that would have made it into the movie is questionable, but it was a huge publicity bonanza in magazines........

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There's that famous photo of Sophia Loren incredulously eyeballing Jayne's cleavage as she is about to pop out. The cover of "Hollywood Babylon" showed the fait accompli, probably taken moments later, since it's the same dress. Jayne must have really p.o.'d Jane Russell whern her bathing suit top came off in the pool at the premiere of Jane's movie "Underwater". The funny thing is that, at the end of her career, she did the "documentary" "The Wild Wild World of Jayne Mansfield" in which you would have expected her to go all out, but she did a very prudish voice-over about all the supposedly "shocking" goings-on. Gotta love her, though.

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