- A Playboy Playmate of the Month
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- A Bullet for Pretty Boy
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- Come Fly With Me
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- Dr Goldfoot & the Bikini Machine
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- Follow The Boys
- For Singles Only
- Get Yourself a College Girl
- Harum Scarum
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- I Sailed to Tahiti With An Al Girl Crew
- I'll Take Sweden
- If A Man Answers
- Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die
- Kissin' Cousins
- Last of the Secret Agents?
- Live A Little Love A Little
- Lord Love a Duck
- Munster Go Home
- Murderers Row
- One Two Three
- Sergeant Dead Head
- Take Her She's Mine
- Tammy and the Millionaire
- The Ambushers
- The Cool Ones
- The Million Eyes of Su-Muru
- The Pleasure Seekers
- The Silencers
- The Swinger
- The Wrecking Crew
- Three On A Couch
- Tickle Me
- Village of the Giants
- When The Boys Meet The Girls
- horror house
- Hotrods & Racecars
- The kids are the same
- Harvey Huntington Honeywagon III
- Ned, Keenan and Ed
- Keenan Wynn (1916 – 1986)
- See the Beach-Party Gang Go Dragstrip!
- sleek styling
- Leander and Fans
- 1966 Plymouth Barracuda
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- Gardner Pruitt III’s Cherry Red Buick Riviera
- George Barris, 1925 – 2015
- Martha Hyer, 1924 – 2014
- AKA Tara Ashton
- Lady Bug and the dragster
- Morey Amsterdam, circa 1912 – 1995
- Danielle Aubry
- Starlet In Green Bay
- cars, bikinis and high-heels
- from Miss Milwaukee 1958 to Bikini Beach 1964
- San Francisco pageant girl
- In Pathecolor and Panavision
- Bob Cummings (1910 – 1990)
- Ready for Plunge
- Rhonda in a yellow polka dot bikini
- Rhonda AKA Animal
- Six Kitten
- Spring Prom Queen hopefuls, 1963
- Youthful Divers
- Donna Russell
- Santa Monica Beach Surfers 1963
- Beach Monster Press Book
- Gidget’s Hawaiian Dream
- Hawaiian Lobby Cards
- Gidget goes water-skiing
- Deb Star of 1959
- Northwestern Alum
- Ahna, not Anna
- Loving Elvis
- Loving Dolores
- Come Fly With Me (1963)
- Bergie, Carol and Donna
- Best always, B. A. Sassoon
- Ashlyn Martin | Laura Lynn | Laura Lynn Hale
- Sue Williams | Sue Hamilton
- Surf’s Up?
- Gidget’s boy friends
- Hot Shot, Waikiki, Lover Boy, Stinky, Moondoggie, Lord Byron, Kahuna
- Burt Metcalfe
- Robert Ellis 1933 – 1973
- Tom Laughlin 1931 – 2013
Category Archives: Beach & Ski Movies
August 6, 1964: The kids are the same “Beach Party” and “Muscle Beach” crowd, headed by Annette Funicello, growing prettier with each beach outing, whose chief playmates are Frankie Avalon, burlesquing a Beatle-type; Jody McCrea, the goony one; and Candy … Continue reading
August 13, 1964: Harvey Honeywagon (Keenan Wynn) sets out in “Bikini Beach” to prove that the modern teen-ager operates on the level of a chimpanzee; he has a pet chimp (a man in a monkey suit) named Clyde to prove … Continue reading
Bikini Beach (1964) – the third Beach Party Gang movie – with special guest star Keenan Wynn (following Bob Cummings and Buddy Hackett), new mature leading lady Martha Hyer (after Dorothy Malone and Luciana Paluzzi) and Don Rickles in his … Continue reading
Bob Denver posing with the George Barris customised and repainted white Buick ‘Villa Riviera’ featured in For Those Who Think Young (1964).
When ‘For Those Who Think Young‘ director Leslie Martinson was visiting George Barris Kustom in North Hollywood, he was quite taken with the cherry red Villa Riviera but quickly signed a contract that included a clause to repaint the Buick … Continue reading
Martha Hyer, born 10 August 1924, died 31 May 2014; ‘Vivian Clements’ in Bikini Beach (1964) ~ “a horrible juvenile comedy in which surfers fight cyclists and convert their elders to the pleasures of the bronzed physique” NY Times. Obituary…
Darlene Lucht (1938 – 2011): three credits as Tara Ashton: Wendy and Me (TV 1965) – ‘Tea Leaves for Two’ with Connie Stevens Marriage on the Rocks (1965) with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin Five Bloody Graves (1969) with husband … Continue reading
Bikini Beach (1964): ‘Lady Bug’ (Danielle Aubry) inspects the dragster to be raced by English mop-topped singer ‘Potato Bug’ (Frankie Avalon) – built by Schiefer Manufacturing Company of San Diego and customiser George Barris, creator of the original Batmobile, the … Continue reading
Morey Amsterdam (14 December circa 1912 – 28 October 1996): played Cappy in Beach Party (1963) – manager of surfer hangout ‘Big Daddy’s’ (Vincent Price played the eponymous owner); then promoted to proprietor of ‘Cappy’s Place’ in Muscle Beach Party … Continue reading
Starlet in Green Bay — Blonde and vivacious Darlene Lucht was in Green Bay Thursday for a whirlwind tour of local radio and televisions stations to publicize “Muscle Beach Party.” Miss Lucht, a former Miss Milwaukee, is featured in the … Continue reading
Patti Chandler promoting her first Beach Party movie, American International Pictures‘ Bikini Beach (1964), the third Beach Party Gang movie.
DARLENE LUCHT is featured in American International Pictures‘ “Bikini Beach” which stars FRANKIE AVALON and ANNETTE FUNICELLO. In Pathecolor and Panavision.
Robert “Bob” Cummings: born 9 June 1910, Joplin, Missouri; died 2 December 1990, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California; on screen 1935 – 1986. Beach Party (1963) ‘Professor Sutwell’ Gidget Grows Up (TV Movie 1969) ‘Russ Lawrence.’
Valora Noland (born Valor Baum, 8 December 1941) made her film debut as Rhonda in Beach Party (1963), returning as ‘Animal’ in Muscle Beach Party (1964); final acting credit: Seduction of a Nerd aka Up Your Teddy Bear aka The Toy Grabbers (1970).
Donna Russell (born 1944) of Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles and a Theatre Arts Major at Valley College, spent her summer break in 1963 filming Beach Party (1963) with Frankie Avalon, before being elected First Princess to the Homecoming Queen in October … Continue reading
The Beach Girls and The Monster (1965) press book supplied by Edward Janis Productions.
Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961): Deborah Walley and Michael Callan.
Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961): 19 year old Deborah Walley and 23 year old James Darren.
Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961): James Darren (born 1936), Vicki Trickett (born 1938), Michael Callan (born 1935), Bart Patton (born 1939), Deborah Walley (1941 – 2001), Jan Conaway (born 1938), Robin Lory (? – ?), Don Edmonds (1937 – 2009), Arnold … Continue reading
Ahna Capri, who began as a child actress in the 1950s and had a career as a sexy starlet through the 1970s, died on August 19 at age 65 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Los Angeles ~ … Continue reading
Cliff Robertson as Malibu Beach surf bum ‘Kahuna’ in Gidget (1959). Novelist Frederick Kohner based the character on surfer Terry ‘Tubesteak’ Tracy.
Hot Shot (Robert Ellis) and Moondoggie (James Darren) carry Gidget (Sandra Dee) down the beach while Lover Boy (Tom Laughlin, rear left), Lord Byron (Burt Metcalfe, rear center), Stinky (Joby Baker, rear right) and Waikiki (Doug McClure, foreground right) run … Continue reading
Left to right: Hot Shot (Robert Ellis), Waikiki (Doug McClure), Lover Boy (Tom Laughlin, behind Sandra Dee), Stinky (Joby Baker), Moondoggie (James Darren, with Shary Marshall), Lord Byron (Burt Metcalfe), Kahuna (Cliff Robertson) in Gidget (1959).
The love-interest of the original Gidget (Kathy Kohner) was a 20 year old Malibu surfer named Bill Jensen, but the nickname ‘Moondoggie’ belonged to artist-surfer Billy Al Bengston.
James Darren was 22 years old when filming Gidget in the summer of 1958. He returned for Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961) and Gidget Goes To Rome (1963).
Shary Layne a.k.a. Shary Marshall was 23 years old when filming Gidget in the summer of 1958, appearing in one scene as Moondoggie’s girlfriend who doesn’t like the outdoors.
Sue George‘s short hair while for Gidget (1959) was useful for her role in Jefferson Drum — “The Outlaw” (TV 1958) as “a girl disguised as a boy” discovered on the open prairie by titular western hero Jefferson Drum.
Sue George was 25 years old when filming Gidget in the summer of 1958 and had been married for 2 years to insurance salesman James Thobe.
Patti Kane was 25 years old when shooting Gidget in the summer of 1958. She had been married since 1954 to fellow Pasadena Playhouse alumnus Ken Becker. Gidget was her only film credit.
Jo Morrow was 18 years old when shooting Gidget in the summer of 1958. She appeared uncredited in Ten North Frederick (1958). She shot Juke Box Rhythm after Gidget, but it was released a week before the surf movie in … Continue reading
Yvonne Craig was 21 years old when shooting Gidget in the summer of 1958. Her previous credits were Eighten and Anxious (1957), two episodes of Schlitz Playhouse (CBS TV 1958) directed by Don Weis and John Brahm; and a episode … Continue reading
Gidget (1959): Gidget (Sandra Dee, born 1942), Gidget’s friends: Nan (Yvonne Craig, born 1939), Mary Lou (Jo Morrow, born 1939), and Patti (Patti Kane, born 1932).
Gidget (released 10 April 1959) Columbia Pictures. Based on the novel by Frederick Kohner, directed by Paul Wendkos, starring Sandra Dee, James Darren, Cliff Robertson, with Yvonne Craig, Joby Baker, Doug McClure.
Tom Nardini: born 16 April 1945, Los Angeles CA. First credit: The Lieutenant (TV 1964); select credits: Cat Ballou (1965) with Michael Callan and Dwayne Hickman; Winter A-Go-Go (1965); Cowboy In Africa (TV 1967) with Dodie Marshall; Born Wild (AIP … Continue reading
Michael Callan (born Martin Harris Calinieff, 22 November 1935, Philadelphia PA) Moondoggie’s rival in Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1959), his fifth feature film appearance. Other credits include Because They’re Young (1960) with Dick Clark, Warren Berlinger, James Darren; The Flying Fontaines … Continue reading
James Darren (born 1936), Deborah Walley (1941 – 2001), Michael Callan (born 1935) — Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961).
Gidget Goes Hawaiian is outgrossing the first Gidget by 52% in its first 152 engagements! from Columbia!
Gidget Goes Hawaiian by Frederick Kohner | BUT — She had left her heart in California and nothing — well, almost nothing — could make her forget… See Deborah Walley, the new Gidget, in the sparkling motion picture GIDGET GOES … Continue reading
Yvette Mimieux (born 1942). First three film credits: Platinum High School (1960) Lorinda Nibley; The Time Machine (1960) Weena; Where the Boys Are (1960) Melanie Tolman. Retired from acting at age 49, final screen credit: a supporting role in the … Continue reading
Paula Prentiss (born 1938): discovered by a talent scout at Northwestern University (Illinois) for Where the Boys Are (1960). Later appeared in Follow the Boys (1963) with Connie Francis. Married to actor Richard Benjamin (born 1938) since 1961. Most recent … Continue reading
Dolores Hart (born 1938) 10 films in Hollywood, including the lead role of Merritt Andrews in Where the Boys Are (1960) and two movies with Elvis Presley, before retiring to join a convent.
Connie Francis, born Concetta Rosemarie Franconero, 12 December 1938, Newark, New Jersey. She acted in four movies: Where the Boys Are (1960) Angie; Follow the Boys (1963) Bonnie Pulaski; Looking for Love (1964) Libby Caruso; When the Boys Meet The … Continue reading
Where The Boys Are (1960) — Here are all these youngsters jammed together, on the beach, in beer joints and motels—coeds from state universities, fellows from the Ivy League—with only one thing on their minds. That is xes spelled backwards. … Continue reading
THE surf goddess was just 15 when she started hanging with the crew at Malibu and gave surfing to the world.
Modern Screen, May 1959.
Cliff Roberston (born 9 September 1923; died 10 September 2011) as Burt Vail aka ‘The Big Kahuna’ in Gidget (1959). When the movie was shot in August 1958, Robertson was almost 45 years old, Sandra Dee was 16, and James … Continue reading
Cliff Robertson, Sandra Dee and James Darren in “Gidget” (1959).
A wet Sandra Dee in Gidget (1959) the movie on the dustjacket of Gidget the novel by Frederick Kohner (British first hardback edition, 1958).
Frederick Kohner’s 1957 novel, Gidget, which sprang from his daughter’s adventures with a gang of Malibu surfers, sold nearly two million copies and spawned seven sequels, a hit single by James Darren, a 1959 movie starring Sandra Dee and a … Continue reading
James Darren (Moondoggie) and Sandra Dee (Gidget) in a publicity photo for Gidget (1959).
Kathy Kohner (born 19 January 1941) and Sandra Dee (born 23 April 1942). “Somebody actually did call me ‘Gidget’ at the beach,” recalls Kathy Kohner Zuckerman, 37. “I asked, ‘What does it mean?’ and he said, ‘Girl midget.’ That’s how … Continue reading
Jackie DeShannon (born 21 August 1941, Hazel Kentucky): three movie credits: Surf Party (1964), Intimacy (1966) and C’mon, Let’s Live A Little (1967).
Marta Kristen: plays the mermaid ‘Lorelei’ in Beach Blanket Bingo (1965).
For Those Who Think Young (1964): James Darren and Pamela Tiffin. “Miss Tiffin plays a stanchly virtuous student, briskly pursued over the campus and along the beach by Mr. Darren, a rich playboy. Add to all the splashy cavorting, the … Continue reading
Glendon Swarthout, an associate professor of English at MSU, was teaching an honors class in 1958 when he overheard one of his students talking about spring break. When Swarthout asked his students for more specifics, he was invited to join … Continue reading
“This novel is meant to be a half-gay, half-sad, but always breezy account of that, by now, minor institution — the collegiate goings-on in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, during the spring semester vacation.” Kirkus Review.
Nancy Sinatra, daughter of Frank (1915 – 1998), James Darren, born James Ercolani, and Claudia Martin, daughter of Dino Crocetti (1917 – 1995) in a publicity photo for For Those Who Think Young (1964).
Sue Hamilton promoting The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966). Born Los Angeles 1940, Playboy Magazine Miss April 1965 (as Sue Williams), five AIP beach movies and three episodes of Gidget between July 1965 and June 1966, final appearance as … Continue reading
The joy lies in watching Disney idol Annette and chipper pop favorite Frankie strut their stuff with any colorful personalities available for a day or two of work under the AIP banner. Thus the viewer is treated to an oddball … Continue reading
Also on the bill is ‘Bikini Beach,” a horrible juvenile comedy in which surfers fight cyclists and convert their elders to the pleasures of the bronzed physique. Eugene Archer, New York Times.
THE GIRLS ON THE BEACH (1965) The Beatles are coming…to a southern California sorority party! At least the Alpha Beta sorority thinks so! Believing that The Beatles have agreed to fly from England to perform at their fundraiser, the girls … Continue reading
Walt Disney told Annette Funicello that he had been approached by American International Pictures about her making a beach movie. He said he thought it sounded like “good clean fun,” but asked her not to expose her navel. She readily … Continue reading
Update here (August 2017). Sue Hamilton aka Sue Williams, Playboy Playmate and beach party movie actress, WAS NOT Karen Sue (Levitt) Hamilton, who died by suicide in 1969. Who was the actress who played “Peanuts” in How To Stuff a … Continue reading
Yvonne Craig, actor and dancer, born 16 May 1937; died 17 August 2015. The dark-haired beauty, a native of Taylorville, Ill., began her theatrical career at age 17 as the youngest member of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. She … Continue reading
The bride wore a purple cocktail dress, no shoes, and one of America’s favorite smiles; the groom, a jacket and one of America’s favorite snarls. The 10-minute ceremony at music publisher Don Kirshner’s Camden, N.J., home was preceded by a … Continue reading
James Darren, Danielle de Metz, and Jessie Royce Landis (1896 – 1972) – “Gidget,” that wholesome American girl with the wide-eye appeal and the Buster Brown hairdo, is now conquering Rome. Her past successes include Hawaii and California, fans will … Continue reading
Not to be outdone by “Tammy” (and her faithful goat), “Gidget” is also back in a sequel — a broad but bouncy one — with some pretty Hawaiian scenery for armchair travelers. Replacing Sandra Dee, as the briskly virtuous teen-ager … Continue reading
Dodie Marshall: born Rhoda Bailey Wolf 1934; on screen 1964-67, including Spinout (1966) and Easy Come Easy Go (1967). In 1991 claimed to have achieved a perfect score of 200 on a self-administered IQ test (LA Times); from 1977 to … Continue reading
Dodie Marshall dancing with Elvis Presley in Spinout (1966)
Lynette Winter: born Mary Lynette Winter 17 June 1946, Decatur Illinois. On screen 1958-70, married Charles Edward “Ted” Cessac (1945-2011) 18 June 1969 in Los Angeles, relocated to Abbeville Louisiana and co-founded the Abbey Players in 1976, co-founded the Bodwin … Continue reading
Stephen Mines: born 3 February 1939, Muskegon Michigan. On screen 1961-71, including two episodes of Gidget (TV) as Jeff a.k.a. Moondoggie. He retired from acting to start a woodworking business in Los Angeles. In 2005 he relocated to his home … Continue reading
“Dear Diary – Et Al.” (Gidget episode 1, 15 Sep. 1965). Gidget’s private and personal feelings are revealed when her older sister “accidentally” comes across Gidget’s diary. Girls: Sally Field (Gidget), Betty Conner (Anne Cooper), Lynette Winter (Larue), Pamela Colbert … Continue reading
Maury Dexter: born 12 June 1928, Paris Arkansas USA. Directing credits include: Surf Party (1964), Wild On The Beach (1965), Maryjane (1968), The Mini-Skirt Mob (1968), The Young Animals (1968), Hell’s Belles (1969).
Martin Milner: born 28 December 1931, Detroit Michigan; died 6 September 2015, Carlsbad California. Select credits: Sex Kittens Go to College (1960), Gidget (TV 1965): S1E3 The Great Kahuna – ‘Kahuna’ Ski’, Ski Fever (1966), Valley of the Dolls (1967), … Continue reading
Roddy McDowall: born 17 September 1928, London England; died 3 October 1998, Los Angeles USA. First credit: Murder in the Family (UK 1938), moved to the US the following year, on screen until 1998. Selected credits: Lord Love a Duck … Continue reading
For Those Who Think Young (1964): It’s strictly summery, light-headed fare, pretty to look at but about as obvious and empty as breeze. Miss Tiffin plays a stanchly virtuous student, briskly pursued over the campus and along the beach by … Continue reading
Muscle Beach Party (1964) novelization by Elsie Lee quotations: Her hand caught warmly in Frankie’s, Dee Dee wandered where he led, across the sands and away from the sounds of civilization, If you can call it that, she thought vaguely. … Continue reading
Muscle Beach Party (1964) synopsis: Surfers Frankie and Dee Dee and their friends become uneasy when muscleman Flex Martian and his friends from Jack Fanny‘s gym invade their section of the beach. On a yacht offshore, a wealthy contessa named … Continue reading
Critical reaction to Muscle Beach Party was, not surprisingly, harsh. The New York Post branded the outing “abysmal.” Photoplay was kinder, daring to suggest that Muscle Beach Party was superior to Beach Party while Seventeen went out on a limb … Continue reading
Muscle Beach Party is American International‘s followup to Beach Party, its click of a year earlier. The novelty of surfing has worn off, leaving in its wake little more than a conventional teenage-geared romantic farce with songs. December 31, 1963, … Continue reading
The second feature on the program is a twitch-and-twist musical film entitled “Muscle Beach Party,” which stars Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon and a tangle of vigorous young people with beautiful bodies and empty heads. If you can last through “A … Continue reading
Beach Party (1963) What’s wrong with a beach romp in color that contains some tanned, carefree youngsters, their musical hi-jinks and their light-hearted involvement with a snoopy anthropologist and his loving assistant? Obviously, not a sun-baked thing. September 26, 1963 … Continue reading
Here are all these youngsters jammed together, on the beach, in beer joints and motels—coeds from state universities, fellows from the Ivy League—flirting and making passes, with only one thing on their minds. That is xes spelled backwards. BOSLEY CROWTHER, … Continue reading
“Gidget,” that wholesome American girl with the wide-eye appeal and the Buster Brown hairdo, is now conquering Rome. Her past successes include Hawaii and California, fans will recall. BOSLEY CROWTHER September 12, 1963, New York Times review.
Not to be outdone by “Tammy” (and her faithful goat), “Gidget” is also back in a sequel — a broad but bouncy one — with some pretty Hawaiian scenery for armchair travelers. Replacing Sandra Dee, as the briskly virtuous teen-ager … Continue reading
“GIDGET” is enough to make anybody leave one of the neighborhood theatres, where it opened yesterday, and light out for Long Island Sound. Pictorially, this mild little Columbia frolic, about a teen-age girl with boy trouble, seems an ideal way … Continue reading
James Darren: born James William Ercolani, 8 June 1936, Philadelphia USA. First credit Rumble on the Docks (1956) with Timothy Carey. Selected credits: Gidget (1959 – Moondoggie) with Sandra Dee Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961 – Moondoggie) with Deborah Walley Gidget … Continue reading
Danielle De Metz: born 27 July 1938, Paris France. Gidget Goes to Rome (1963) Daniela First screen credit: Return of the Fly (1959), followed by many guest roles on American TV, almost always as a European temptress, including The Many … Continue reading
Amadee Chabot (born 1945): Miss USA 1962, muscle girl ‘Flo’ in Muscle Beach Party 1964, a movie star in Mexico 1966-69, then a realtor in Merced, California.
Don Porter: born 24 September 1912, Oklahoma USA; died 11 February 1997, Beverly Hills California. First credit: Mystery of the White Room (1939); selected credits: Gidget Goes to Rome (1963) Russell Lawrence Gidget (TV 1965-66) Russell Lawrence Live a Little, … Continue reading
Roddy McDowall, Nita Talbot, and Jim Begg decide to make a team in a scene from the film ‘The Cool Ones‘, 1967. Jim Begg: born William James Begg 2 March 1938, Battle Creek, Michigan; died 15 February 2008, Los Angeles. … Continue reading
Joy Harmon in a publicity photo for One Way Wahine (1965); now founder and owner of Aunt Joy’s Cakes . Save
Two runaway teenage girls, Kit Williams (Joy Harmon) and Brandy Saveties (Adele Claire), buy one-way tickets to Hawaii…
The Video Beat: Filmed in Hawaii, One Way Wahini (1965) is a beach comedy-caper featuring thrills, lush Hawaiian tropical tiki splendor and the beautiful Joy Harmon.
Joy Harmon: born May 1, 1940 in Flushing, New York, USA, on screen 1956 – 1972. Selected credits: Young Dillinger (1965) with John Ashley and Mary Ann Mobley One Way Wahine (1965) Village of the Giants (1965) with Tommy Kirk … Continue reading
In Memory of PETE DUEL (PETER E. DEUEL) Feb. 24, 1940-Dec. 31, 1971 Remembered with Love by The Alias Smith and Jones Collection Board. Published in the Los Angeles Times from Dec. 30 to Dec. 31, 2011. Deuel played Gidget‘s … Continue reading
Gidget (TV 1965) episode 2: ‘In God, and Nobody Else, We Trust.’ In photo: unidentified, Mike Nader, Peter Deuel (back to camera), Joy Harmon, Johnny Fain.
Pete Duel’s death on 31 December, 1971, at the age of 31 brought to an end an acting career that carried promise and potential.
Gidget (TV) Screen Gems / ABC; 15 September 1965 – 21 April 1966 (32 episodes) Sally Field (as Gidget), Stephen Mines (as Moondoggie), Don Porter (as Russ Lawrence), Lynette Winter (as Larue), John McGiver (guest, episode 28).
Michele Carey promoting Live A Little, Love A Little (1968): “Miss Carey, whose film credits include “El Dorado,” “The Sweet Ride” and “Changes,” is absorbed in her career and is seldom seen at premieres, studio parties or on the interview route. … Continue reading