About the book
Published in 1964, the first edition of I, Jan Cremer was dedicated to sex symbol and actress Jayne Mansfield. She called the book ‘a wild and sexy masterpiece’ and the author ‘my Pop Hero’. Jayne is the autobiographical account of their shared adventure.
Jan Cremer, on his uppers after a major conflict with his American publisher, agrees to accompany world-famous Jayne Mansfield on a publicity and nightclub tour. She is his childhood idol, and he is photographed with her as a publicity stunt. The photo becomes a romance, and before Jan knows it, the dominant Mansfield is dragging her Dutch beau with her on a crazy journey through South America. Through the eyes of Jan Cremer we see how the impossible ‘La Mansfield’ wallows in her fame and both enchants all those around her and drives them to despair.