CANT YOU SEE LIVE by TODD ELLIOT MARSHALL AMPS
JAYNE MANSFIELDS ANATOMY
Because of her striking figure, newspapers in the 1950s routinely published her body measurements, which once led to evangelist Billy Graham exclaiming, “This country knows more about Jayne Mansfield’s statistics than the Second Commandment.” Mansfield claimed a 41-inch bust line and a 22-inch waist when she made her Broadway debut in 1955, though some scholars dispute those figures. She was known as the Cleavage Queen and the Queen of Sex and Bosom.
Mansfield’s breasts fluctuated in size, it was said, from her pregnancies and nursing her five children. Her smallest bust measurement was 40D (102 cm), which was constant throughout the 1950s, and her largest was 46DD (117 cm), measured by the press in 1967.[ According to Playboy, her vital statistics were 40D-21-36 (102-53-91 cm) on her 5’6″ (1.68 m) frame. According to her autopsy report, she was 5’8” (1.73 m]
It has been claimed that her bosom was a major force behind the development of the 1950s brassieres, including the whirlpool bra, cuties, the shutter bra, the action bra, latex pads, cleavage-revealing designs, and uplifted outlines.]
R. L. Rutsky and Bill Osgerby have claimed that it was Mansfield, along with Marilyn Monroe and Brigitte Bardot, who made the bikini popular. Drawing on the Freudian concept of fetishism, British science fiction writer and socio-cultural commentator J. G. Ballard commented that Mae West, Mansfield and Monroe’s breasts “loomed across the horizon of popular consciousness.”] But, as the 1960s approached, according to Dave Kehr, the anatomy that had made her a star turned her into a joke.]
In this decade, the female body ideal shifted to appreciate the slim waif-like features popularized by supermodel Twiggy, actress Audrey Hepburn and others, demarcating the demise of the busty blonde bombshells.THE BUSTY LOOK IS BACK AND STRONGER THAN EVER IN 2016.