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Trailers From Hell Says 'The Girl Can't Help It'

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood August 15, 2014 at 1:41PM

Today on Trailers From Hell, Dan Ireland talks Fox's 1956 madcap comedy "The Girl Can't Help It," starring Tom Ewell, Jayne Mansfield and Edmond O'Brien.
The Girl Can't Help It

Former animator Frank Tashlin sums up the 1950s in this hilarious live-action cartoon, a Mad Magazine parody come to life. The first major studio picture to showcase breakout rock & roll stars. For Tashlin completists the go-to tome is Ethan de Seife’s Tashlinesque, which can be ordered here.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.