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Sixties Cinema - starring fantasy femmes, film fatales, drive-in dream girls and teenage beach movies from the 60's

Sunday, November 06, 2005

It's been awhile since my last post. I have started work on a new book on more 60s starlets. This is a tribute book to the minor players who decorated the background of many a 60s film and TV show. Most of the gals to be included were Slaymates in the Matt Helm films, Glamazons in In Like Flint, show girls in Funny Girl, and molls on Batman. Examples include Thordis Brandt, Inga Neilsen, Jane Wald, Kathy Kersh, Francine York, Margaret Teele, Edy Williams, Phyllis Davis, Marilyn Hanold, etc.

In the Totally Absurd Dept.: There is a big hulaballoo on the Diane Baker IMDB page. If you have read my blogs you know that I found her bland, bland, bland. Well someone (and it wasn't me folks) wrote a critical bio on her, which you can read here. I say kudos! This person has described her performances and career perfectly! Yes, Baker could be counted on to hit her marks and recite her lines but for me that is all she did. No nuance whatsoever in any of her performances. She is another in along line of overrated 60s actresses such as Stefanie Powers, Jill St. John and Connie Stevens. I said it before and I'll say it again I'll take Carol Lynley, Pamela Tiffin, Anjanette Comer, Stella Stevens, and Diane McBain any day over those other gals.

2 Comments:

Anonymous said...

I disagree with whoever wrote Diane Baker's bio. A bio on IMDB is to be about an actor's career and how they got started or discovered in the entertainment world. Not someone's opinion on Diane Baker's acting skills. I agree she was dull but she did survive in Hollywood and that alone says something.

11:18 PM

 
Anonymous said...

lots of bios on imdb are filled with personal opinion, so who cares if one person offered their own take on this extremely dull actress. she has set herself up for such criticism because of the self-inflated and pretentious biography she wrote about herself on her official website.

12:18 PM

 

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