Jayne Mansfield plays a woman whose main ambition in life is to have a baby. Rather unfortunately, her husband Tommy Noonan is impotent. During an ocean cruise, Noonan visits the ship doctor, who is convinced that the problem is psychological. He gives the rather gullible Noonan an aspirin, and tells him that it is a new wonder cure for his ailment. In the next cabin are muscle-bound actor King Mickey Hargitay and his wife Marie McDonald and through series of incidents too complex to bother with here, Noonan finds that his wife is indeed pregnant, but fears that King is the father. On the whole, Promises… Promises is a fairly typical comedy of the period. Both Jayne and Mickey send up their own images quite successfully at one point, a character does an impression of Jayne Mansfield, only to be shown how it should be done by Jayne herself.
Russ Meyer, born in , started making short films as a teenager. Later he took a lot of pin-up photos for Playboy and other magazines, working with hundreds of nudie models and even movie stars in Los Angeles in the s. Later he made hyperactive, violent, very sexually provocative films independently, financing them himself. His films are now regarded as cult classics. Meyer got into the nudie biz because of a suggestion by an old army pal named Don Ornitz, son of a blacklisted Hollywood novelist and screenwriter, Samuel Ornitz, one of the Hollywood Ten of the McCarthy-era commie witch hunts. Ornitz was doing work for girlie mags and knew that Meyer loved to look at and photograph nude or semi-nude women, so he suggested that Meyer do some work for pin-up calendars and the skin mags.
The day could come where she has to decide between her relationship with you and her church. Finding a person with whom your wavelength matches, and around whom you feel you can just be yourself, talk about anything, and not be worried about being judged, is not as easy as the romantic movies and TV soaps make it out to be. It sounds like she's already considered marrying you and raising children in the church even with you being out of the church.
I realize that the answers to many of these questions may be different for every family, and that we need to continue to discuss them more as a couple as we continue to think about our future. Not the end of the world. Sometimes I think I'II get crazy or dipressed.