Playing The Field


This is the perfect book to read on vacation at the beach if you love Hollywood: Mamie Van Doren’s “Playing the Field.” She was kind enough to send us a copy and we couldn’t put it down! Gorgeous Mamie was one of the triumvirate of platinum blonde glamour girls that ruled the silver screen in the 50’s and 60’s in Hollywood. Mamie was friendly with her “competition” Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield, but she was the only bombshell to survive in the long run. We loved her “bad girl” movies like “Untamed Youth” And “Running Wild.” Mamie’s adventures in Hollywood and encounters with guys like Tony Curtis, Elvis Presley, Rock Hudson, Nicky Hilton, Steve Cochran, and assorted athletes, are detailed and fascinating. She recalls exciting evenings nightclubbing at Ciro’s and twisting at the Whiskey a Go Go. This woman lived through it all and doesn’t hesitate to share. Thanks, Mamie.