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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

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Monday, April 05, 2010


Someone commented on a previous Blog asking me who were the 3 beach girls dancing with Buster Keaton during the end credits of Beach Blanket Bingo. The tall blonde is the late Mary Hughes, Bobbi Shaw is the one in the fur bikini, and the short-haired sandy-blonde is Patti Chandler.

In the opening below, Patti is dancing with Jody McCrea and Mary shoves the ice cream cone into the face of Mike Nader.

Sunday, April 04, 2010


The really cool Newseum in Washington DC just launched on exhibition on the history of Elvis Presley as reported by the press. It covers his entire career. If the exhibition is anything like their previous ones it should be spectacular. I love everything Elvis so I'll be there in early October. Click here for more information.

Friday, March 26, 2010


TCM does it again. On Sunday March 28 at noon it is airing The Light in the Piazza (1962) starring Yvette Mimiuex as a young slightly disturbed girl on a Roman holiday with her mother Olivia de Havilland who tries to marry her off to handsome Italian George Hamilton but then gets the case of the guilts.

Below is a tribute to Yvette, once dubbed by a critic as "the poor man's Carol Lynley." Ouch!

Thursday, March 25, 2010


Hots Rods to Hell is roaring onto your TV screen thanks to TCM on Friday night at 3:45AM EST. Sit back and watch hot rodders Mimsy Farmer, Paul Bertoya and Gene Kirkwood make life hell for traveling family Dana Andrews, Jeanne Crain and Laurie Mock and annoy Christopher Riordan in the process.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Another one of my favorite 60s starlets is Nancy Kwan who starred in The World of Susie Wong and Flower Drum Song among many others. She is in the news again regarding her journey back to Hong Kong recently. Click here to read more and click here to access her web site regarding the new documentary about her life.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


Lois Nettleton was a very talented and busy actress during the 60s/70s/80s appearing mostly on TV. Never having that Hollywood glamour to make her a true starlet (except for her turn as one of 3 flight attendants along with Dolores Hart and Pamela Tiffin looking for love in Come Fly with Me) this worked to her advantage as she played a variety of roles throughout her career.

Click here to see a plethora of her TV guest spots, TV-movies, and features on YouTube compiled by a zealous fan. I am looking forward to watching Lois in an episode of Brackens' World and with Carol Lynley playing kidnapped nuns in made-for-TV movie Weekend of Terror.