John Waters makes the case for Jayne Mansfield as the ultimate movie star
John talks about rock music's impact on 50s culture, the nature of camp, his obsession with Jayne Mansfield, and his experience interviewing Little Richard. Fascinating stuff!
"She's not Anna Nicole Smith, because she was smarter than Anna, I think. Remember, she played the violin with Jack Benny? So she could play the violin. She did a lot of smart things. She worked with George Axelrod. She was hardly slumming; she was a big star.
She could act stupid, but I don't think she really was stupid. She was a parody of Marilyn Monroe. She went beyond parody; she was an *insane* Marilyn Monroe.
Jayne seemed happy being completely out of her mind, as this sort of extreme glamour person."Source