THE QUEEN IS DEAD - Locating "d-i-a-n-a" in the Lyrics


In 1967, Jayne Mansfield was killed in her mid-30's (34) in a car crash along with her boyfriend and their temporary driver for the night. ... 

In 1997, Princess Diana was killed in her mid-30's (36) in a car crash along with her boyfriend and their temporary driver for the night. ...

Those were the only two car crashes ever in which the only people killed were a world-famous woman, her boyfriend and their driver. ...





Actress Jayne Mansfield (1967) and Princess Diana (1997) were victims of the only two car crashes in history in which the only three people killed were a world-famous woman, her boyfriend and their driver. ... 




There are 296 lines of lyrics that come printed with the album THE QUEEN IS DEAD. ...  

There are 7 lines that contain the interrupted spelling of Princess Diana's first name:

d-i-a-n-a

There are 0 lines that contain the interrupted spelling of Jayne as in Jayne Mansfield. ...

But, 29 lines do contain the interrupted spelling of Jayne Mansfield's real first-name:

v-e-r-a
 




     
Left: There are 7 printed lines on THE QUEEN IS DEAD that contain the interrupted spelling of Princess Diana's first name: d-i-a-n-a.
Right: There are 29 printed lines on THE QUEEN IS DEAD with the interrupted spelling of Jayne Mansfield's real first-name:  v-e-r-a. ...




The first of the 7 lines containing "d-i-a-n-a" is immediately followed by the first of the 29 lines containing "v-e-r-a":
 


hemmed in like a boar between arches

her very lowness with her head in a sling





In the printed lyrics for the album THE QUEEN IS DEAD, the first of the 7 lines containing the interrupted spelling of "d-i-a-n-a"
is directly followed by the first of the 29 lines containing the interrupted spelling of Jayne Mansfield's actual first-name, "v-e-r-a." ...




The first and last of the lines containing "d-i-a-n-a" combine to describe the death of Princess Diana:  


First line containing "d-i-a-n-a"
: 


hemmed in like a boar between arches


Last line containing "d-i-a-n-a":


and in the darkened underpass


Princess Diana crashed into a row of "arches" (formed by the support pillars) in an "underpass." ...
 
Diana was "hemmed in" by the paparazzi while being chased like a hunted animal, "like a boar." ...





On THE QUEEN IS DEAD, the first and last lines that contain the interrupted spelling of "d-i-a-n-a" describe the scene of Princess Diana's death.  ...

 


Like Princess Diana; Jayne Mansfield died in a car crash along with her boyfriend and their driver. ...

Jayne Mansfield's birth-name was Vera Jayne Palmer, which means her actual first-name was Vera. ... 

On THE QUEEN IS DEAD, the first of the 29 lines that contain the interrupted spelling of "v-e-r-a" is: 


her very Lowness with her head in a sling


The line refers to a woman "with her head in a sling" thereby suggesting that her head has been cut off. ...  

For decades it was incorrectly reported that Jayne Mansfield (Vera) was beheaded in her fatal car crash:


"The face that was known the world over was completely severed from the body
  that made her world-famous.  It was the most dreadful sight anyone had ever seen."

 - MOTION PICTURE Magazine.  September 1967.


"Jayne was killed, her head severed from her body by the broken windshield of a speeding car
  in the early morning hours outside New Orleans. ...
 Several TV and radio commentators speculated on whether the head had been sewed back on." 

 - May Mann: "JAYNE MANSFIELD - A BIOGRAPHY".  Published 1973.


"I got the news from Martha Powell, a friend.  The phone by my bed rang. ...
 Martha spoke plainly but her voice was razor sharp: 
'Jayne Mansfield had her head cut off in an automobile accident!' "
 - Ray Strait (Jayne Mansfield's press secretary).  

 - "THE TRAGIC SECRET LIFE OF JAYNE MANSFIELD" by Ray Strait.  Published 1974.


"Jayne was decapitated
."

 - Martha Saxton: "JAYNE MANSFIELD AND THE AMERICAN FIFTIES".  Published 1975.


"The top of the car was sheared off, leaving Jayne Mansfield decapitated."

 - HOLLYWOOD AND THE SUPERNATURAL.  Sherry Hansen-Steiger and Brad Steiger.  Published 1990.


"Mansfield was decapitated in a car crash."

 
- HOLLYWOOD HEAVEN.  David Barraclough.  Published 1991.





On THE QUEEN IS DEAD, the first line containing the interrupted spelling of "v-e-r-a" refers to a woman "with her head in a sling."
Jayne Mansfield's actual first-name was "Vera."  For decades, it was incorrectly reported that Vera (Jayne Mansfield) was beheaded. ...




In the first of the lines containing the interrupted spelling of "v-e-r-a", the woman with "her head in a sling" is identified as "her very Lowness."
... 


her very lowness with her head in a sling


Jayne Mansfield's real first-name was Vera and she was notorious for wearing low-cut necklines to gain publicity over her Hollywood rivals. ...

Her most omnipresent photographs are of the time she wore an extremely low-cut dress to steal media attention from actress Sophia Loren. ...





Jayne Mansfield's actual first-name was Vera.  In her most widespread set of photos, she wears a very low-cut dress to steal media attention from guest-of-honour Sophia Loren. ... 
(Romanoff's Restaurant in Hollywood, April 12, 1957). 




"The 1957 cocktail party for Sophia Loren at which Jayne reveals her ample assets in an extremely low-cut dress." 

 - Jocelyn Faris: "JAYNE MANSFIELD - A Bio-Bibliography".  Bio-Bibliographies in the Performing Arts, Number 60.  Published 1994


"At a party held at Romanoff's Crown Room in Hollywood to launch Loren upon Tinseltown society, the two ladies met ... 
 Jayne's publicity agents had shoehorned her into a gown that even by Hollywood standards was breathtakingly low."

 - PLAYBOY Magazine. November 1957. 


"The party at Romanoff's made Jayne Mansfield widely disliked and infamous on a global scale. 
  Several Italian newspapers, which turned the battle into an international incident,
  refused to publish the photograph of Jayne in that low-cut white evening gown."

 -  WHEN JAYNE MANSFIELD OUT-BOSOMED SOPHIA LOREN".  TOP SECRET Magazine.  October 1957.


"... at a party to launch Sophia Loren's American career. ... Jayne managed to get seated next to Loren. ...
 There is a series of wonderful pictures from the event.  First Loren looks disapprovingly down Jayne's bosom.  
 Then Jayne, smiling broadly, stands over the doubtful Loren. ... Loren said, 'I would never wear a dress like that.' "

 - Jayne Mansfield. "JAYNE MANSFIELD AND THE AMERICAN FIFTIES".  Martha Saxton.  Published 1975.


"Sophia Loren came to Hollywood ... A welcome party was given for Sophia at Romanoff's ...
 the photographers caught pictures of Sophia's eyes looking at Jayne's all-but-bare cleavage popping out!
 ... the picture made front pages all around the world."

 - May Mann: "JAYNE MANSFIELD - A BIOGRAPHY".  Published 1973. 



"A party was being held at Romanoff's to welcome actress Sophia Loren to America. ...
 Jayne kept looking at the photographers, smiling; once Sophia had the chance to look up,
 she looked over at Jayne's breasts basically sitting out on the table. 
 The next photo is the most famous one of Jayne Mansfield to this current day. 
 Sophia Loren was leering at Jayne's breasts while Jayne happily posed for the press."  

 - Frank Ferruccio. "DID SUCCESS SPOIL JAYNE MANSFIELD?"  Published 2010.





In the most famous single photo ever of Jayne Mansfield; actress Sophia Loren is caught glancing at Jayne's low neckline, (photo by Joe Shere, April 12, 1957). 
More than fifty years later, the iconic image was still being spoofed on television and was still front-page material. ...




In her 1979 autobiography, actress Sophia Loren recollected her legendary encounter with Jayne Mansfield:


"And at Romanoff's, first taste of Hollywood mores, in the person of Jayne Mansfield.
  As photographers surrounded my table,
 precipitous arrival of Jayne Mansfield, whom I had never heard of, in a
very low cut dress; ...  Welcome to Hollywood."
 - Sophia Loren.

 
- SOPHIA: LIVING AND LOVING.  Sophia Loren.  Published 1979.


Jayne Mansfield was normally an unrepentant exhibitionist, but this time she admitted she had gone too low: 


"I know now that I must not wear dresses too low... I can't say I blame some of the newspaper people for saying it was too low,
 because when I bent over Sophia Loren too much of me was exposed.
  I saw it in the photographs and I was shocked myself."

- Jayne Mansfield. 
"JAYNE MANSFIELD AND THE AMERICAN FIFTIES".  Martha Saxton.  Published 1975.





Jayne Mansfield was notorious for wearing very low necklines to gain publicity, as in the famous photo with Sophia Loren.  It was reported that she was beheaded in her car crash. 
On the album THE QUEEN IS DEAD, the first line containing the interrupted spelling of Jayne Mansfield's actual first-name, Vera, is "her very Lowness with her head in a sling." ...




On THE QUEEN IS DEAD, the last of the 29 lines that contain the interrupted spelling of "v-e-r-a" is:


I never never want to go home


Jayne Mansfield's real first name was Vera. ...

Vera (Jayne Mansfield) died in a
car crash supposedly caused by a curse specifically encompassing her boyfriend and her home. ...  

Her closest friend, Hollywood columnist May Mann, wrote about the "terrible feeling" the curse gave to Jayne Mansfield's home:


Jayne had been home a few days when Anton Lavey arrived from San Francisco at the Pink Palace. 

Jayne was gracious but secretly terrified of the so-called Devil.

“If you don’t leave Sam Brody immediately, you will get it too, Jayne!  The curse is on him and this house! 
Anyone who places himself under the same cloud will get it!” said the tall, dark man in the Devil’s cape
and cap with horns, as he walked through the Pink Palace from room to room. 

Jayne followed along, alternately laughing and crying and at last pleading.  “Please take the curse off of
Sam and the house,” she begged.
 
“Please!” 

“I cannot!”  The man was adamant.  “Once it is given, no power on Earth, not even I, can remove it!” …

Lavey had come from his Devil’s church in San Francisco to ask Jayne to pose for some publicity pictures
with him.  When I learned of it I told Jayne, “You must be out of your mind.”  But Jayne said, “Oh May, it’s
just for publicity.”  However she confided in Linda, "I’m so scared.  Everything has gone wrong since we
met him in San Francisco and he cursed Sam...” 

”Maybe if I pose for the picture with Anton Lavey, he’ll take the curse off Sam and the house even though
he says he can’t.” ...

I had said to Jayne, scolding her soundly that last night I saw her, "Jayne, when this man proclaims himself
the Devil no good can come of seeing him.  Besides, the terrible feeling there is in this house!"

"Yes I know," Jayne replied.  "I was only seeing him in trying to get him to remove the curse from Sam and
the house."


- May Mann.  JAYNE MANSFIELD: A Biography by May Mann.  Published 1973.





Jayne's real first-name was Vera.  On THE QUEEN IS DEAD, the last of the lines containing the interrupted spelling of "v-e-r-a" is, "I never never want to go home." 
Anton Lavey, founder of the Church of Satan, and author of THE SATANIC BIBLE, paid his only visit to Jayne Mansfield's home just two weeks before her death. 
Jayne's fatal car crash was supposedly caused by Lavey's Satanic curse on Jayne's boyfriend and on the house in which he lived, which happened to be Jayne's home.




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