Exhibitions/ Art Object

Jayne Mansfield Climber-Ottaviano, actress, with her daughter, Jayne-Marie

Artist:
Diane Arbus (American, New York 1923–1971 New York)
Printer:
Neil Selkirk (American, born 1947)
Person in Photograph:
Jayne Mansfield (American, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 1933–1967 New Orleans, Louisiana)
Person in Photograph:
Jayne Marie Mansfield (American, born 1950)
Date:
1965
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 36.5 × 37.4 cm (14 3/8 × 14 3/4 in.); Sheet: 50.8 × 40.6 cm (20 × 16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gift of Neil Selkirk, 2012
Accession Number:
2012.552.19
Not on view
Inscription: Estate stamp in black ink, verso TL: "ALL RIGHTS RESERVED // This image may not be reproduced in any // way whatsoever without written permission // from The Estate of Diane Arbus."; Estate stamp and inscription in black ink, verso TC: "Copyright © 1965 // The Estate of Diane Arbus"; Estate stamp and inscriptions in black ink, TR: "PRINTER'S PROOF // A Diane Arbus photograph 3/75 // title JAYNE MANSFIELD AND HER // DAUGHTER, L.A. CAL. 1965 // print by NEIL SELKIRK // Doon Arbus [signature]"; inscribed in pencil, verso BLC: "#16"
Neil Selkirk, New York

Though L.A. has been included in the title (in some instances), based on references in Arbus's appointment book it is probable that Jayne and Jayne-Marie were photographed in Manhattan; Arbus's appointment book for 1.30.1965 notes: "Jayne – Jayne Marie ... 52 E 69"; The New York Times reported on 12.24.1964 that Mansfield bought a townhouse at 52 East 69th Street.

Esquire published one of Arbus's photographs of Jayne and Jayne Marie Mansfield (frame 5) with the article “Familial Colloquies” (July 1965); reproduced in Magazine Work, p. 66; Family Albums, fig. 11.
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