Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0052611: MAMIE VAN DOREN

Sexy 8x10-inch black and white portrait in her prime, boldly signed in black felt-tip marker in-person at a film convention appearance several years ago. In mint condition. Busty blonde model and big bang singer Mamie Van Doren entered films in the early 1950s, memorably portraying Peggy DeFore in the romantic comedy Teacher's Pet (1956). Although often compared with Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield, the other two of the fabled "Three Ms", Van Doren was far more versatile, equally adept at playing innocent Kewpie dolls and heartless bad girls. From the late 1950s onward, she was increasingly relegated to horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and sexploitation B-movies, including Untamed Youth (1957), The Girl in Black Stockings (1957), High School Confidential! (1958), The Beat Generation (1959), Girls Town (1959), The Big Operator (1959), Sex Kittens Go to College (1960), The Navy vs. the Night Monsters (1966), and Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women (1968). She twice posed nude for Playboy in the 1960s, showing off her assets, of which she once quipped, "I don't want to call them double-Ds, because they're much bigger than that."