Category Archives: A Swingin’ Summer

Quinn O’Hara (1941 – 2017)

Quinn O’Hara: born Alice Jones in Edinburgh, Scotland 3 January 1941; died in Los Angeles, California, 5 May 2017, at 76 years of age. Obit after the jump. Advertisements

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…advises Beautiful Young Actress…

Quinn O’Hara ~  appears uncredited in The Caretakers (1963), along with Pamela Austin, Susan Oliver, and Diane McBain.

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Fascinating Onlookers, December 30, 1965

Fascinated on-lookers are Quinn O’Hara (left) and Mary Mitchell, who will appear on tonight’s “My Three Sons,” Channels 2, 9 and 10 at 8:30.

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Beauty and the Beat, August 1, 1965

Curvaceous and cute Quinn O’Hara, William A. Wellman Jr., left, and James Stacy, star in United Screen Arts’ “A Swingin’ Summer,” the musical story of teen-age adventure at Lake Arrowhead, now playing at the Skyway Drive-In Theater.

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A Swingin’ Fight

Martin West and William Wellman Jr wrestling in Lake Arrowhead in A Swingin’ Summer (1965).

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Jim steals the show

“SS” stands for A Swingin’ Summer (1965). Co-star James – aka “Jim” – Stacy in a clipping from the original pressbook.

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Quinn and Jim dig the Rip Chords

“SS” stands for A Swingin’ Summer (1965). Stars Quinn O’Hara and James – aka “Jim” – Stacy with guest performers The Rip Chords in a clipping from the original pressbook.   Save

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Actor James Stacy Dies at 79

Photo: James Stacy and Connie Stevens Variety: James Stacy, who was Emmy-nominated for his role as a wheelchair-bound amputee in the 1977 TV movie “Just a Little Inconvenience” and starred in the Western series “Lancer,” died Sept. 9 in Ventura, … Continue reading

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Go-Go in Japan

AT LAKE ARROWHEAD. Next at the Nebraska: ‘A Swinging’ Summer.’

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Jeri, the bikini-clad bookworm

50 YEARS AGO: “A Swingin’ Summer” Filmed In Lake Arrowhead” by Michael P. Neufeld ROTWNEWS. A SWINGIN’ SUMMER (1965) featuring Raquel Welch was filmed entirely in Lake Arrowhead and the San Bernardino Mountains and featured Welch in her first and … Continue reading

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Raquel Welch

Raquel Welch: actress and singer, born Jo Raquel Tejada, 5 September 1940, Chicago Illinois, married high school sweetheart James Welch May 1959, separated 1962. Star of A Swingin’ Summer (1965).

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West and Wellman in the water

In A Swingin’ Summer (1965) the bikini action moves from the beach to Lake Arrowhead, and Martin West brawls with William Wellman Jr in the lake waters. Martin West: born Martin Weixelbaum, 28 August 28 1937, Southampton New York. First … Continue reading

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Jeri the brain in a bikini

Raquel Welch plays Jeri in A Swingin’ Summer (1965).

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A Swingin’ Summer (1965) press book

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A Swingin’ Summer (1965)

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A Swingin’ Summer (1965) original poster

Poster for A Swingin’ Summer (1965) featuring Mary Mitchel dancing with James Stacy at top, and a smaller Raquel Welch bottom right with a smaller James Stacy and a surfboard.

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Raquel Welch and James Stacy

Raquel Welch and James Stacy, c0-stars in A Swingin’ Summer (1965), reunited in Flareup (1969)

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Raquel Welch in a yellow bikini

Raquel Welch: born Jo Raquel Tejada, 5 September 1940, Chicago Illinois, married high school sweetheart James Welch May 1959, separated 1962. Star of… Beach movie A Swingin’ Summer (1965), Stone-age fantasy One Million Years B.C. (1966) Crime caper The Biggest … Continue reading

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Raquel Welch in a bikini

Raquel Welch, star of A Swingin’ Summer (1965)

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A Swingin’ Summer (1965) magazine clipping

Quinn O’Hara and Raquel Welch, the female stars of A Swingin’ Summer (1965).

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Quinn O’Hara poolside in a sweater

Quinn O’Hara: born Alice Jones in Edinburgh, Scotland 3 January 1941. On US televison from 1961. ‘Cindy’ in A Swingin’ Summer (1965), ‘Sinistra’ in The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966). Personal website | Glamour Girls of the Silver Screen … Continue reading

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Quinn O’Hara in a backless swimsuit

Quinn O’Hara: born Alice Jones in Edinburgh, Scotland 3 January 1941. On US televison from 1961. ‘Cindy’ in A Swingin’ Summer (1965), ‘Sinistra’ in The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966). Personal website | Glamour Girls of the Silver Screen … Continue reading

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Quinn O’Hara: a redhead in a spotted shirt

Quinn O’Hara: born Alice Jones in Edinburgh, Scotland 3 January 1941. US televison from 1961. A Swingin’ Summer (1-Jan-1965) Cindy The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (6-Apr-1966) Sinistra Personal website Glamour Girls of the Silver Screen Brian’s Drive-in Theater

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Dancing by Lake Arrowhead in 1965

A Swingin’ Summer (1965)

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The Dovells backed by Gary Lewis and the Playboys

A Swingin’ Summer (1965) – lakeside entertainment

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Penny and Donny Brooks airplaning

A Swingin’ Summer (1965): rockabilly singer Donnie Brooks, balancing wife Penny, subject of the soundtrack song ‘Penny The Poo‘, while actor / choreographer / featured dancer Michael Blodgett looks on.

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A busty Quinn O’Hara being groped lakeside

A Swingin’ Summer (1965): star Quinn O’Hara with unidentified male.

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William Wellman Jr. and Quinn O’Hara dancing

A Swingin’ Summer (1965) with William Wellman Jr. and Quinn O’Hara dancing to Gary Lewis and the Playboys.

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Michael Blodgett and Quinn O’Hara dancing

Michael Blodgett and Quinn O’Hara dancing poolside in A Swingin’ Summer (1965).

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Quinn O’Hara in babydoll pajamas and high heels

Quinn O’Hara: born Alice Jones in Edinburgh, Scotland 3 January 1941. A Swingin’ Summer (1-Jan-1965) Cindy The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (6-Apr-1966) Sinistra

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Quinn O’Hara underdressed in the bushes

Quinn O’Hara: born Alice Jones in Edinburgh, Scotland 3 January 1941. A Swingin’ Summer (1-Jan-1965) Cindy The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (6-Apr-1966) Sinistra

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Michael Blodgett

Michael Blodgett and Quinn O’Hara in A Swingin’ Summer (1965) Michael Blodgett: born 1 January 1940, Minneapolis Minnesota; died 14 November 2007 , Los Angeles California.

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A Swingin’ Summer (1965) dancing

A Swingin’ Summer (1965)

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Lori Williams

Lori Williams: born March 23, 1946, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Get Yourself A College Girl (18-Dec-1964) college girl A Swingin’ Summer (1-Apr-1965) dancer Russ Meyer’s Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (6-Aug-1965) Billie It’s a Bikini World (19-Apr-1967) bikini girl

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Mary Mitchel

Mary Mitchel: born Mary Dingman, 19 September 19 1940, Hollywood California. First credit: Leave It to Beaver (TV 1961) ‘Wally’s Chauffeur’ Evelyn Boothby A Swingin’ Summer (1-Apr-1965) Shirley – as Mary Mitchell The Girls on the Beach (12-May-1965) Emily Final … Continue reading

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Martin West

Above: Tuesday Weld and Martin West in Lord Love a Duck (1966) Martin West: born Martin Weixelbaum, 28 August 28 1937, Southampton New York. First credit: Freckles (19-Oct-1960) Freckles A Swingin’ Summer (1-Apr-1965) Turk The Girls on the Beach (12-May-1965) … Continue reading

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James Stacy

James Stacy: born Maurice William Elias, 23 December 1936, Los Angeles California. Married to actress-singer Connie Stevens 1963-1966 and True Grit star Kim Darby 1968-1969, lost an arm and leg in a motorbike accident in 1973, retired from acting 1992, … Continue reading

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William Wellman Jr.

William Wellman Jr. in a publicity phto for Winter A-Go-Go (1966) William Wellman Jr. born 20 January 1937 Los Angeles California, son of actor William A. Wellman and  Dorothy Rae Coonan. First screen credit: A Swingin’ Affair (Bengal Int. 23-May-1963) … Continue reading

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Quinn O’Hara

Quinn O’Hara: born Alice Jones in Edinburgh, Scotland 3 January 1941. US televison from 1961. A Swingin’ Summer (1-Jan-1965) Cindy The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (6-Apr-1966) Sinistra

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