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A Swingin’ Fight

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

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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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