Shirley Jones' recently published autobiography, aptly titled "Shirley Jones," has been raising more than a few eyebrows.
The 79-year-old is best known for her rather goody-two shoe roles as Marian the Librarian in 1962's "The Music Man" and as Mrs. Partridge on the classic 1970-74 ABC sitcom "The Partridge Family." In fact, when she won a supporting actress Oscar as a vengeful prostitute in 1960's "Elmer Gantry" Jones received letters from her fans who were upset that she took on such a dark role.
Still, no one though her memoir would find Jones discussing candidly and even graphically her adventurous sex life with her first husband Jack Cassidy-whom she refers to as her "sexual Svengali."
This Friday, Jones will be signing copies of her memoir, which perhaps should have been called the "Fifty Shades of Shirley," at the American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre in Santa Monica before a screening of "Carousel," the 1956 adaptation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical starring Jones as the naive mill worker Julie who falls for a charismatic carnival barker played by Gordon MacRae.
Jones will be chatting about her career -- and presumambly her love life after the movie.