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The Girl Can't Help It (1956) was a Comedy - Comedy Film directed by Frank Tashlin and produced by Frank Tashlin.

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Music, Sex, and Sweetness in THE GIRL CAN'T HELP IT (1955)

By Jennifer Garlen on Apr 5, 2012 From Virtual Virago

Jayne Mansfield's legacy has been a doubtful one, most often noted for its tragic ending and Mansfield's failure to eclipse the fame of fellow blonde bombshell, Marilyn Monroe. That's a shame, too, because she really shines in the 1956 musical comedy, The Girl Can't Help It. Far from being a mere de... Read full article


Music, Sex, and Sweetness in THE GIRL CAN'T HELP IT (1955)

By Jennifer Garlen on Apr 5, 2012 From Virtual Virago

Jayne Mansfield's legacy has been a doubtful one, most often noted for its tragic ending and Mansfield's failure to eclipse the fame of fellow blonde bombshell, Marilyn Monroe. That's a shame, too, because she really shines in the 1956 musical comedy, The Girl Can't Help It. Far from being a mere de... Read full article


Music, Sex, and Sweetness in THE GIRL CAN'T HELP IT (1955)

By Jennifer Garlen on Apr 5, 2012 From Virtual Virago

Jayne Mansfield's legacy has been a doubtful one, most often noted for its tragic ending and Mansfield's failure to eclipse the fame of fellow blonde bombshell, Marilyn Monroe. That's a shame, too, because she really shines in the 1956 musical comedy, The Girl Can't Help It. Far from being a mere de... Read full article


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Barry the paperboy: [after Jerri Jordan walks by] If that's a girl, then I don't know what my sister is!


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Production began on the film in mid-September 1956 just as Jayne Mansfield was finishing up her Broadway triumph in the play "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?" The film was made just in time to be released for the Christmas season in 1956.
In the nightclub, when Jayne Mansfield is ready to go on stage, there is a chorus girl in the background Abbey Lincoln) who is wearing a costume that was previously worn by Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
The wedding dress that Jayne Mansfield wears was loaned to her to use for her real-life marriage to Mickey Hargitay in 1958.
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Also directed by Frank Tashlin




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