Fantasy Femmes of Sixties Cinema: Interviews With 20 Actresses from Biker, Beach, and Elvis Movies
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If you were at the drive-in, they were on the screen. They were The Girls on the Beach, The Mini-Skirt Mob, The Pleasure Seekers, The Doll Squad. Posters called them "devastation in a bikini!" and "the swinginest thing on Waikiki!" What would sixties cinema have been without the young, beautiful, and hardworking actresses who filled out the genre roles? Familiar faces in beach and biker movies, they also appeared in some of the sixties' best (from Planet of the Apes to Cool Hand Luke), working with some of Hollywood's biggest stars and greatest directors. Author and interviewer Tom Lisanti takes you back in time and behind the scenes for a look at Hollywood as 20 of the sixties' "fantasy femmes" knew it. Filled with photographs and featuring a complete filmography for each actress, it's a beach blanket full of facts and fun for every fan of sixties cinema.
don’t actually know what was cut because I didn’t see the original script. But I do know that Peter was very upset about it. He had agreed to do The Trip as it was originally written. He was always raving about all the incredible things that were in the first script. From what I remember, I don’t think Corman got the points Nicholson was trying to make so he cut them.” The Trip received criticism from the mainstream press for not taking a stand against drug use. But Corman wanted to portray what
Jones played our father. He was nice but also a bit weird. Collin Wilcox, on the other hand, was wonderful! We stayed friends for years after doing this movie. She introduced me to a macrobiotic diet. We lived close by to each other in Topanga Canyon.” Hippie Sterling leads sheriff Clint Eastwood into an ambush in Coogan’s Bluff (Universal, 1968). Tisha ended 1968 with a star-making role. She played a duplicitous hippie in the stylish detective film Coogan’s Bluff, the first collaboration
community than a prison. When Spanish officials demand that he explain his actions, he joins prisoner George Montgomery in torching the prison and escaping on a trek through the treacherous jungles. “I wasn’t overly pleased with Samar,” states Joan. “George wasn’t much of a director. I had a little personal problem with him right up front, which I straightened out nicely and neatly right away. He came on to me the minute I arrived in Manila. And at that time he was still married to Dinah Shore. I
Gamble” 2/18/65 CBS. Valentine’s Day “Instant Father” 4/2/65 ABC. Also: The Lawrence Welk Show. Diane McBain Pretty, blonde Diane McBain began her acting career at a time when Hollywood was searching for a nymphet who could recapture Carroll Baker’s earlier success as the thumb-sucking, pouty Baby Doll. Sandra Dee, Tuesday Weld, Sue Lyon, Carol Lynley, Yvette Mimieux and McBain vied to fill that casting slot. As described by author Marianne Sinclair in Hollywood Lolitas, “All were childish
‘It’s not going to work because her hair is going to fall out of her head.’ They then dyed it red. So I reported to the set the next day and they went crazy—‘No! No! No! We said make it blonde!’ So they had to get a wig at the last minute—not a great wig. I hated how I looked in this film. “But I had a good time doing Fireball 500,” Julie continues. “I really liked Frankie Avalon. Fabian was nice but Frankie was fun to be with. I was still pretty new to the business when I did this film. But