Category Archives: Beach Ball

TV Guide July 1963

Mikki Jamison (1942 – 2013, Ski Party, Beach Ball). WHAT’S AN AGENT? Mikki Jamison soon learned the answer – and a lot of others too. Mikki Jamison, née Mikki McGoldrick, a bright-eyed brunette from Spokane, Wash., is a 19 year … Continue reading

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Six Sandra Louise Posters

Chris Noel: born Sandra Louise Noel, 2 July 1941, West Palm Beach Florida. First credit: Soldier in the Rain (1963).

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Jack and Chris on a date

Chris Noel: star of Beach Ball (1965) and Wild Wild Winter (1966): I prayed, “Please God, help me to be able to do something to help these young men in war.” My opportunity soon came. I learned through my boyfriend … Continue reading

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Chris on the rocks

Chris Noel: star of Beach Ball (1965), Wild Wild Winter (1966), supporting roles in Get Yourself A College Girl (1964), Girl Happy (1965), American International Pictures‘ The Glory Stompers (1967) and For Singles Only (1968)

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To Tom, From a Beach Girl

Chris Noel: star of Beach Ball (1965), Wild Wild Winter (1966), supporting roles in Get Yourself A College Girl (1964), Girl Happy (1965), American International Pictures‘ The Glory Stompers (1967) and For Singles Only (1968)

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Polka Dot Bikini

Chris Noel: star of Beach Ball (1965), Wild Wild Winter (1966), supporting roles in Get Yourself A College Girl (1964), Girl Happy (1965), American International Pictures‘ The Glory Stompers (1967) and For Singles Only (1968).

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Eight Beachy Lobby Cards

Tom Lisanti: “Beach Ball (one of two beach films financed by Roger Corman) was the last surf movie to be released in 1965 and it was one of the best. The producing-directing team of Bart Patton and Lennie Weinrib adapted … Continue reading

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Beach kids kissing

Tom Lisanti: “Beach Ball (one of two beach films financed by Roger Corman) was the last surf movie to be released in 1965 and it was one of the best. The producing-directing team of Bart Patton and Lennie Weinrib adapted … Continue reading

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Beach blond and blonde

Tom Lisanti: “Beach Ball (one of two beach films financed by Roger Corman) was the last surf movie to be released in 1965 and it was one of the best. The producing-directing team of Bart Patton and Lennie Weinrib adapted … Continue reading

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Kookie on the beach

Tom Lisanti: “Beach Ball (one of two beach films financed by Roger Corman) was the last surf movie to be released in 1965 and it was one of the best. The producing-directing team of Bart Patton and Lennie Weinrib adapted … Continue reading

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To T.J. with best regards…

Aron Kincaid, who appeared in many of the popular beach party pics of the 1960s, died Jan. 6 in Los Angeles of heart failure. He was 70. Kincaid was featured in “The Girls on the Beach,” “Beach Ball,” “Ski Party,” … Continue reading

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Blonde Beauty

Chris Noel started out as a model and saving up enough money, ventured out to Hollywood. She eventually got an audition for the part opposite Steve Mc Queen in Soldier In The Rain. She then made her obligatory appearances in … Continue reading

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Nothing Bounces Like Chris with Edd

Chris Noel and Edd Byrnes in Beach Ball (1965).

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A bikini blonde in Japan

Chris Noel: “When I first went to Hollywood, I was put under contract to Universal for one month, and then they fired me. Their head of casting said I had the worst voice in the world, and said to “send … Continue reading

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Jack and Augusta

Aron Kincaid and Mikki Jamison, co-stars in Ski Party (1965) and Beach Ball (1965). Photo source: eBay.

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Beach Copies

Surf Party (1964) Terry, Sylvia, and Junior arrive in Malibu Beach from Arizona to vacation and to visit Terry’s brother Skeet. Sylvia falls in love with Skeet; Terry falls in love with Len, the operator of a local surf shop; … Continue reading

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The SEA GYPSIES

13 years after Beach Ball (1965), Mikki Jamison and Robert Logan co-starred in The Sea Gypsies (1978). “Mikki Jamison-Olsen is perky and agreeable as the reporter, and Robert Logan is a good-humored Dad; together, they’re a fun couple.” JANET MASLIN, … Continue reading

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New Faces On TV December 1962

Mikki Jamison: born Mikki McGoldrick, 13 November 1942, Spokane Washington; died: 10 June 2013, Chilco Idaho

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Bango the drummer

Robert Logan: born 29 May 1941, Brooklyn New York.

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Ten lobby cards of beach girls, boys and balls

Paramount Pictures’ Beach Ball, released 29 September 1965. Produced by young actor Bart Patton, Roger Corman’s brother Gene, and Roger Corman’s protégé Stephanie Rothman. Directed by Lennie Weinrib and scripted by David Malcolm (aka Sam Locke). Starring Chris Noel (Susan), … Continue reading

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Nothing Bounces Like Beach Ball

Original poster for Beach Ball (1965), featuring Chris Noel‘s blonde-topped head on Gail Gilmore’s bikini-clad body.

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stars on the beach

Beach Ball (1965) starring Edd Byrnes and Chris Noel. Synopsis (Turner Classic Movies) Dick Martin (Edd Byrnes), manager of the musical group The Wigglers (Bango, Jack, and Bob, is notified by Mr. Wolf that the group owes him $1,000 for … Continue reading

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Beach boys and girl on ’77 Sunset Strip’

77 Sunset Strip (TV 1958 – 1964) launched the career of Edd Byrnes, who played hipster carparking attendant “Kookie” in the first three seasons. When Byrnes returned to the series as a fully-fledged private investigator, the new carparking attendant was … Continue reading

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Beach boy magazine clippings

Robert “Bob” Logan and Aron Kincaid appeared together in Beach Ball (released 29 September 1965), along with Edd Byrnes, Logan’s castmate in 77 Sunset Strip (TV 1961-63) and Mikki Jamison, Kincaid’s castmate in Ski Party (released 30 June 1965). Jamison appears … Continue reading

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One blond actor, two beach movies

Aron Kincaid: one of the boys in The Girls On The Beach (1965) along with Steve Rogers and Martin West; and one of the boys in Beach Ball (1965), along with Don Edmonds, Robert Logan, and Edd Byrnes.

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Two movies, one photoshoot

Gail Gilmore (a.k.a. Gale Gerber) in publicity photos for two excellent beach movies: Paramount’s The Girls On The Beach (released 12 May 1965) and Beach Ball (released 29 September 1965). Other actors who appear in both films: Aron Kincaid and … Continue reading

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Chris Noel studies her script

Chris Noel: star of Beach Ball (1965), Wild Wild Winter (1966), supporting roles in Get Yourself A College Girl (1964), Girl Happy (1965), American International Pictures‘ The Glory Stompers (1967) and For Singles Only (1968)

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Mikki Jamison in ‘Adam 12’

Mikki Jamison appeared in three episodes of Adam 12 (TV 1968-75) as Jean Reed, wife of policeman Jim Reed (played by Kent McCord).

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Mikki Jamison reading a script

Warner Brothers star Burt Lancaster (1913 – 1994) with starlets Pamela Akert (born 1941) and Mikki Jamison (1944 – 2013) on the casting couch. Akert, born in Idaho, had one credit: Elvis Presley’s Blue Hawaii (1961).

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Robert Logan on the phone

Robert Logan in a publicity photo for 77 Sunset Strip (TV 1958 – 1964)

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Robert Logan and Mikki Jamison are Sea Gypsies

Robert Logan and Mikki Jamison, co-stars in Beach Ball (1965), reunited in The Sea Gypsies (1978).

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Robert Logan pinup

Robert Logan, ‘Bango’ the drummer in Beach Ball (1965)

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Robert Logan color portrait

Robert Logan, ‘Bango’ the drummer in Beach Ball (1965).

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Mikki Jamison is Veronica Lodge

Mikki Jamison as Veronica Lodge in the unaired TV pilot Archie (1964). The brunette beauty then appeared in Ski Party (1965) and Beach Ball (1965).

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Mikki Jamison before ‘Ski Party’ and ‘Beach Ball’

Mikki Jamison: born Mikki McGoldrick, 13 November 1942, Spokane Washington; died: 10 June 2013, Chilco Idaho First credit: Ripcord (TV 1962) ‘Hostage Below’ Laurie Hart Ski Party (30-Jun-1965) Mikki Beach Ball (29-Sep-1965) Augusta Final credit: The Sea Gypsies (1978) Kelly … Continue reading

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Mikki Jamison on a high chair

Mikki Jamison, snow bunny in Ski Party (1965), beach girl in Beach Ball (1965).

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Mikki Jamison in a swimsuit in a studio

Mikki Jamison, snow bunny in Ski Party (1965), beach girl in Beach Ball (1965).

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Mikki Jamison in a fishnet

Mikki Jamison, snow bunny in Ski Party (1965), beach girl in Beach Ball (1965).

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Beach Ball (1965) long poster

One of the best Beach Party copies – better than the original. Poster features Chris Noel.

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Beach Ball (1965) stars

Beach Ball (1965) Chris Noel and Edd Byrnes

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James Wellman

James Wellman: born James Wellman-Bibby, 1921, England. After serving in the Royal Air Force during World War Two, Wellman became a Shakespearian actor and then moved to Hollywood. First credit: The Tragedy of King Richard II (TV Movie) A Welsh … Continue reading

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Anna Lavelle

Anna Lavelle as Polly on Beach Ball (1965) Anna Lavelle Beach Ball (29-Sep-1965) Polly Wild Wild Winter (5-Jan-1966) Joan The Silencers (18 February 1966) bikini girl – uncredited The Oscar (1966) actress – uncredited

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Robert Logan

Gail Gilmore (as Gale Gerber) kisses Robert Logan in a publicity photo for Beach Ball (1965) Robert Logan: born 29 May 1941, Brooklyn New York. First credit: Maverick (TV 1961) ‘The Cactus Switch’ – Ben Daniels 77 Sunset Strip (TV … Continue reading

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Don Edmonds

Don Edmonds (left) with Suzie Kaye (right) in Wild, Wild Winter (1966) Don Edmonds: born 1 September 1937, Kansas City Missouri; died: 30 May 2009, North Hollywood California. First credit: The Betty Hutton Show (TV Series) Beach Ball (29-Sep-1965) Wild … Continue reading

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Edd Byrnes

Edd Byrnes (right) carries Chris Noel in a publicity photo for Beach Ball (1965) Edd Byrnes: born Edward Breitenberger, 30 July 1933, New York City New York.  Author of an autobiography, Kookie No More (1996), detailing his alcoholism. First credit: … Continue reading

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Brenda Benet 1945 – 1982

Brenda Benet: born Brenda Ann Nelson, 14 August 1945, Hollywood California; died 7 April 1982 – suicide – West Los Angeles California. First credit: The Young Marrieds (5-Oct-1964) Jill McComb #2 Beach Ball (29-Sep-1965) Samantha Harum Scarum (15-Dec-1965) Emerald Track … Continue reading

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Mikki Jamison

Mikki Jamison: born Mikki McGoldrick, 13 November 1942, Spokane Washington; died: 10 June 2013, Chilco Idaho First credit: Ripcord (TV 1962) ‘Hostage Below’ Laurie Hart Ski Party (30-Jun-1965) Mikki Beach Ball (29-Sep-1965) Augusta Final credit: The Sea Gypsies (1978) Kelly … Continue reading

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Chris Noel

Chris Noel: born Sandra Louise Noel, 2 July 1941, West Palm Beach Florida. First credit: Soldier in the Rain (27-Nov-1963) Frances McCoy Girl Happy (14-Apr-1965) Betsy Beach Ball (29-Sep-1965) Susan Get Yourself A College Girl (18-Dec-1965) Sue Ann Mobley Wild … Continue reading

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Gail Gilmore

Gail Gilmour: born Gail Gerber, 4 October 1937, Edmonton Canada; died: 2 March 2014, Sharon, Connecticut. Girl Happy (14-Apr-1965) Nancy The Girls on the Beach (12-May-1965) Georgia – as Gale Gerber Beach Ball (29-Sep-1965) Deborah Village of the Giants (Embassy … Continue reading

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Aron Kincaid

Aron Kincaid with co-star Brenda Benet of Beach Ball (1965) Aron Kincaid (born Norman Neale Williams II, 15 June 1940, Los Angeles, California; died: 6 January 2011, Los Angeles, California) First credit: Thriller (TV 7-Mar-1961) The Ordeal of Dr Cordell … Continue reading

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