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.

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.

A Swingin’ Fight

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

Jim steals the show

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

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

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, Calif. He was 79. His life included marriages to actresses Connie Stevens and Kim Darby,…

Go-Go in Japan

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

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 only musical film appearance.

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).

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 credit: Freckles (1960) Freckles A Swingin’ Summer (1965) Turk The Girls on the Beach (1965)…

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.

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 Bundle of Them All (1968) Comedy turkey Myra Breckinridge (1970) Costume adventure romp The Three…

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 | Brian’s Drive-in Theater

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 | Brian’s Drive-in Theater

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

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.

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

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.

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

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 credit: Spider Baby or, The Maddest Story Ever Told (1967) Ann Morris

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) Duke Lord Love a Duck (21-Feb-1966) Bob Bernard General Hospital (TV 1967 – 1975) Dr…

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, jailed for child molestation 1996-2001. First credit: South Pacific (1958) sailor … A Swingin’ Summer…

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) Johnny Kwalski aka Kid Galant … A Swingin’ Summer (United Screen Arts 1-Apr-1965) Winter a…

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