Harvey Brownstone Interviews Mamie Van Doren, Legendary Blonde Bombshell, Author, “China and Me: Wing Flapping, Feather Pulling, and Love on the Wing”
Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth interview with Mamie Van Doren, Legendary Blonde Bombshell, Author, “China and Me: Wing Flapping, Feather Pulling, and Love on the Wing”
About Harvey's guest:
Today’s special guest, Mamie Van Doren, is a glamorous Hollywood legend and sex symbol who’s been lighting up the silver screen for over seven decades.
Since first being discovered by Howard Hughes, she’s appeared in many iconic movies, including “The All-American”, “Running Wild”, “Born Reckless”, “High School Confidential”, “The Beat Generation” and, of course, “Untamed Youth”, in which she was the first woman to perform rock & roll on the silver screen. After performing her rock & roll number for the second time, in “Teacher’s Pet”, co-starring Clark Gable and Doris Day, she became forever known as “the girl who invented rock & roll”.
Her performances in movies like “Vice Raid” and “Guns, Girls and Gangsters”, turned her into an icon in the film noir genre. Her provocative and courageous performances were WAY ahead of her time in movies like “Girls Town”, “The Private Lives of Adam and Eve”, “The Beautiful Legs of Sabrina”, and “Sex Kittens Go to College”. Here’s a glimpse of some iconic moments in her amazing career.
Throughout her career, Mamie Van Doren has reached out to new and diverse audiences. She did 2 memorable tours in Vietnam. She had a highly successful nightclub act in Las Vegas. She recorded 6 albums. She’s performed in many theatre productions and appeared on dozens of TV shows. She’s performed with my favourite band, “Pink Martini”, and recorded 2 songs with them. And she performs her song “Journey” on “The First Realm” album by Staunch Moderates. In 1987 she wrote a memoir, which she updated in 2013, entitled “Playing the Field”, which she updated in 2013.
And now, she’s released her brand new book, entitled “China and Me: Wing Flapping, Feather Pulling, and Love on the Wing”, about her poignant and sometimes rambunctious 40-plus year relationship with her beloved pet Moluccan cockatoo named “China”.
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