Sunday, 5 February 2017


A 41-inch bust and a lot of perseverance will get you more than a cup of coffee – a lot more. — Jayne Mansfield*

*Jayne Mansfield, a tireless seeker of fame and self-improvement, also spoke 5 languages and a reported IQ of 163.

February 4  Words

Journal: 35  words

Long fiction: 1824 words

Short fiction: 0

Non-fiction: 0 words

Blogging: 57  words

Exercise: Typing, typing, typing, plotting

2 thoughts on “Sunday, 5 February 2017”

  1. skyecaitlin says:

    Laura; I thought she was so lovely —but in those days, everyone tried to imitate Marilyn; there will never be anyone as amazing as Marilyn Monroe, and poor Jayne died a horrible death.

    1. Laura Benedict says:

      I think Jayne was pushed pretty hard to compete with Marilyn by the studios she worked for. You’re so right about there being only one Marilyn. While I was looking for just the right image, I read a lot about the accident. I had no idea all three of her children were in the car and survived. Was (slightly) relieved to hear that Mansfield was not actually decapitated. The photos I ran across were very distressing.

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