Monday, February 15, 2016

A letter to my mother from Jayne Mansfield

Here's her sad biography. It explains that Ottaviano was the last name of her third husband.  It's a little hard to tell from these pictures, but the letter and envelope are pink, which was apparently her signature color. 


Laura said...

Was Grandma trying to sell her a dog?

Mom said...

Yes. At that time my mother was raising and selling bloodhound puppies. I don't know whether she met Jayne Mansfield somewhere - maybe at a dog show? - or whether somebody somehow put them in touch, but Mansfield had been looking for a dog to buy and somehow connected with my mother.