Sawdust Productions signed Mamie Van Doren to play a lead role in SAWDUST, the first 3D television series to be shot in 3D and 2D.
Ms. Van Doren will play ‘Victoria’, the glamorous but tough-minded owner of a 1930’s Depression-era circus struggling to keep the show on the road. This marks Mamie’s first acting role since her cameo appearance in the 2002 Dewey Nicks film, “Slackers”. As a singer, she recently appeared in a guest performance with Pink Martini at the Greek Theater.
|Mamie by Alan Mercer - 2012|
“We’re extremely fortunate to have our ‘Victoria’ being played by Mamie Van Doren”, said “SAWDUST” Executive Producer Wayne Schoenfeld. “This will be exciting for Mamie’s legion of fans around the world as well as an opportunity to expose her talent to new audiences."
“I couldn’t be more thrilled to be participating in a cutting edge project like “SAWDUST”, said Miss Van Doren. “I always wanted to run away and join the circus and playing the role of ‘Victoria’ is my chance to do that. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime and I can’t wait for audiences to experience this wonderful series in 3D.”
Mamie Van Doren’s “bad girl,” roles in the 50’s and 60’s signaled the advent of the sexual revolution. Equipped with a halo of platinum hair and a bullet bra, Mamie power housed her way through more than 40 motion pictures, including the cult classics “Untamed Youth” (1957), (in which she was the first actress to sing rock and roll on screen), “High School Confidential!” (1958), “Guns, Girls and Gangsters” (1959) and “Sex Kittens Go To College” (1960). Her on-screen leading men included Clark Gable, Donald O'Conner, Mickey Rooney, Jeff Chandler, Jean Pierre Aumont, and Tony Curtis.
Co-Executive Producer Anthony Coogan, a 3D technology expert and son of legendary movie and TV star Jackie Coogan (“The Kid,” with Charlie Chaplin, and Uncle Fester in “The Addams Family”), noted that his father co-starred with Ms. Van Doren in four movies.
“This project links Hollywood’s Golden Era with its bright future,” said Coogan. “Mamie Van Doren in 3D is going to be a visual delight.”
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“SAWDUST” producers are currently casting for the series and will be making announcements regarding filled cast and crew positions in the coming weeks.
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