Category Archives: Beach Blanket Bingo

Lorelei on a surfboard

Marta Kristen: plays the mermaid ‘Lorelei’ in Beach Blanket Bingo (1965). Advertisements

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Jody and Linda on the sand

Jody McCrea and Linda Evans in Beach Blanket Bingo (1965).

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Bikini Bingo!

Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) bikini girls: Stephanie Nader, Mary Sturdivant, Linda Bent, Patti Chandler, Salli Sachse, Mary Hughes, Pam Colbert.

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Deborah bikini poses

Pretty Deborah Walley Is Unhappy; Wants To Get Out Of Her Contract. Many girls dream of going under contract to a major movie studio, but not Deborah Walley. This tiny bundle of dynamite did just that. Now she wants to … Continue reading

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Beach Blanket Gallery

Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) the fifth Beach Party Gang movie– the one where the kids go skydiving. John Ashley gets a lead role as Frankie Avalon’s rival for Annette Funicello’s affections. Deborah Walley joins the gang again, this time as … Continue reading

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At the Cocoanut Grove, 1962

John Ashley and Deborah Walley at the Cocoanut Grove in 1962. The Cocoanut Grove: The Los Angeles Inspiration for Las Vegas by Hadley Meares, KCET October 29, 2012. The assassination of Robert Kennedy in its pantry has settled a permanent … Continue reading

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Deborah and John, early 1963

Deborah Walley married American International contract actor John Ashley on April 28, 1962, and their son, Anthony, was born on May 4, 1963. Walley and Ashley acted in a few pictures together, including Beach Blanket Bingo and Sergeant Dead Head, … Continue reading

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Beach Marriage Bingo

Deborah Walley and John Ashley: a real life couple playing a squabbling couple in Beach Blanket Bingo (1965). ••• Deborah’s last major film was the family-classic, Benji (1974). She then retired to spend more time with her three sons. “I … Continue reading

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Marriage Contract

Pretty Deborah Walley Is Unhappy; Wants To Get Out Of Her Contract. Many girls dream of going under contract to a major movie studio, but not Deborah Walley. This tiny bundle of dynamite did just that. Now she wants to … Continue reading

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Special Issue: The Beach Party Gang

Special Issue: The Beach Party Gang SCREENLAND plus TV-LAND. May 1965 • Exclusive Inside Stories About: Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon, Deborah Walley, John Ashley, Susan Hart, Jody McCrea, Patti Chandler and Many Others still only 25¢   Save

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Mary and Miki

Mary Hughes and Miki Dora on Malibu Beach. Deaths, January 11, 2002 – “Miklos ‘Miki’ Dora, Surfer. Miklos “Miki” Dora, 67, the legendary “Black Knight” of surfing who spurned contests and railed at Hollywood’s glamorization of the sport, died of … Continue reading

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Beach Blanket Blade

Alberta Nelson (1937 – 2006), Myrna Ross (1939 – 1975), Timothy Carey (1929 – 1994),  and Linda Evans (b1942) in Beach Blanket Bingo (1965). Myrna Ross: born 1939 Akron Ohio; married Stuart C. Nelson July 4 1967; daughter Tiffany Blake … Continue reading

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South Dakota Slim, a brunette and a blonde

Timothy Carey (1929 – 1994), Myrna Ross (1939 – 1975), Alberta Nelson (1937 – 2006) in Beach Blanket Bingo (1965). New York Times May 17, 1994: Timothy Carey, a character actor whose films ranged from “Paths of Glory” and “One-Eyed … Continue reading

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Beach Blanket Screenshot

Donna Michelle (left) in Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) … LIVES AND TIMES OF ANDERSON VALLEY FOLKS: CONVERSATIONS WITH VALLEY PEOPLE ABOUT THEIR LIVES, BOTH IN THE VALLEY AND OFTEN FAR BEYOND… Sharon Sullivan – July 21st, 2012. “[my boyfriend] lived … Continue reading

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The BEACH PARTY gang goes SKY DIVING!

Beach Blanket Bingo (released 14 April 1965): the fifth Beach Party movie. “Frankie and Annette, the once perfect couple who now seem like bickering, long-married discontents, constantly find themselves reassessing their relationship. Romantic complications ensue with the introduction of a … Continue reading

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Vintage Chrome Hair Dryer

Authentic Handy Hannah Hair Dryer from Beach Blanket Bingo (1965), for sale on eBay by Ellis Props. Save

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The nice bikini girl, the good bikini girl.

“Patti Lauderback, a Culver City High School homecoming queen who had spent two years on Waikiki Beach, won A.I.P.’s win-a-role-in-a-beach-movie contest and took the screen name Patti Chandler. Pert and adorable, Patti was more Sandra Dee than Dee herself, especially … Continue reading

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Every lad and every lassie, playing down by the shore

Linda Opie and Johnny Fain during the opening credits of Beach Blanket Bingo (1965). “This 1965 file photo of youthful actors in a Hollywood movie amuse themselves between shooting of scenes at California’s Malibu Beach by staging an airborne twist … Continue reading

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Right blanket, wrong miss!

Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Mike Nader and Mary Hughes in the opening credits for Beach Blanket Bingo (1965). Beach Blanket Bingo – music by Jerry Styner, lyrics by Guy Hemric Take a blanket made for two now Add a guy … Continue reading

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Sugar Kane lobby card

Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) from left to right: Salli Sachse, Patti Chandler, Paul Lynde, Annette Funicello, Mary Hughes, Linda Evans, Linda Opie Bent.

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Bickering skydivers

Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) demonstrates that each Beach Party move is a stand-alone narative, as Beach Party regular John Ashley turns into new character Steve Gordon, a jealous sky-diving instructor, rival to Frankie for Dee Dee‘s affection and bad boyfriend to … Continue reading

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Bingo Lobby Cards

Beach Blanket Bingo (released 14 April 1965): the fifth Beach Party movie. “Frankie and Annette, the once perfect couple who now seem like bickering, long-married discontents, constantly find themselves reassessing their relationship. Romantic complications ensue with the introduction of a … Continue reading

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Scott – Surf’s Up!

Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Mike Nader, Mary Hughes in a frame from the opening titles of  Beach Blanket Bingo (released 14 April 1965): the fifth Beach Party movie. “Frankie and Annette, the once perfect couple who now seem like bickering, … Continue reading

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America’s sweetheart sparkles

ANNETTE FUNICELLO, 1942 – 2013. Los Angeles Times. April 09, 2013|Dennis McLellan and Elaine Wo. If you were a girl in the 1950s, Annette Funicello was the ideal of feminine goodness, your fantasy best friend forever. If you were a … Continue reading

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Gidget fishing

Deborah Walley; Actress, 57. SEDONA, Ariz., May 14, 2001 — Deborah Walley, who appeared in a series of 1960s beach movies, died on Thursday at her home. She was 57. The cause was esophageal cancer, said Julie Parrish, a friend. … Continue reading

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Bedroom blanket bingo

Beach Blanket Bingo (released 14 April 1965): the fifth Beach Party movie. “Frankie and Annette, the once perfect couple who now seem like bickering, long-married discontents, constantly find themselves reassessing their relationship. Romantic complications ensue with the introduction of a … Continue reading

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Beach Hunk

Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) co-stars Annette Funicello (1942 – 2009), Frankie Avalon (b. 1939) and Jody McCrea (1934 – 2009) whose presence as a lovable bonehead defined the canonical six Beach Party movies: Beach Party (1963), Muscle Beach Party, Bikini … Continue reading

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Frankie and Dee Dee are all wet

Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello as skydivers who land in the water in Beach Blanket Bingo (1965). For a moment, Annette’s hair looks normal and natural; see also her hair when rinsed of hairspray and permanent wave in Pajama Party … Continue reading

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The Girl in ‘Mickey One’ 1965

Donna Michelle (Beach Blanket Bingo) in Mickey One (1965) as “the girl”. “The man on the run in “Mickey One,” Arthur Penn’s and Warren Beatty’s nightmare of a 1965 neo-noir, is a Chicago standup comedian  trapped in an urban world … Continue reading

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Best Wishes from Playboy Playmate of the Year 1964

Donna Michelle (born Donna Michelle Fick, 8 December 1945, Los Angeles, California; died 11 April 2004, Ukiah, California after a heart attack). Playboy Playmate of the Month December 1963 and Playboy Playmate of the Year 1964.

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Skydiving Animal

Playboy Playmate Donna Michelle – ‘Animal’ in Beach Blanket Bingo (1965).

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One Damned Laff After Another

Variety March 5, 2011: Character actor Frank Alesia, who was also an executive consultant on “Laverne and Shirley” and a director of “Captain Kangaroo,” died of natural causes in Carlsbad, Calif., on Feb. 27. He was 65. Born in Chicago, … Continue reading

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…everybody wins and nobody counts the kisses!

The original Beach Party (1963), promoted with the tagline “It’s Called Beach Blanket Bingo!”

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Birgit Annalisa Rusanen

Immediately before she joined the cast of Lost In Space (TV 1965-68), Marta Kristen played Lorelai the mermaid in Beach Blanket Bingo (1965). She was born Birgit Annalisa Rusanen, in the final months of World War II, the daughter of … Continue reading

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Judy Robinson

Immediately before she joined the cast of Lost In Space (TV 1965-68), Marta Kristen played Lorelai the mermaid in Beach Blanket Bingo (1965). She was born Birgit Annalisa Rusanen, in the final months of World War II, the daughter of … Continue reading

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Lorelei among the palm leaves

Immediately before she joined the cast of Lost In Space (TV 1965-68), Marta Kristen played Lorelai the mermaid in Beach Blanket Bingo (1965). She was born Birgit Annalisa Rusanen, in the final months of World War II, the daughter of … Continue reading

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Beach girl with beach ball

Linda Evans (born 1942), plays an aspiring singer named Sugar Kane in Beach Blanket Bingo (1965).

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Bridie Mellott

Immediately before Beach Blanket Bingo (1965), Linda Evans (born 1942) filmed Those Calloways (1965) for Walt Disney, alongside Ed Wynn, father of Keenan Wynn (Bikini Beach 1964) and grandfather of beach party regular Ned Wynn.

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Audra Barkley

Following Beach Blanket Bingo (1965), Linda Evans (born 1942) appeared in over 100 episodes of The Big Valley (TV 1965-69) as Audra Barkley.  

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Lorelei on the phone

Marta Kristen, Lorelei the mermaid in Beach Blanket Bingo (1965).

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Gidget #2

Deborah Walley: Gidget #2, Bonnie Graham, Linda Hughes, Lucy Turner, Lili Morton, Les the drummer, and Delilah Dawes.

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The Big Valley blanket bingo

Linda Evans (Beach Blanket Bingo) and Lee Majors – later the live-in boyfriend of Patti Chandler (Beach Blanket Bingo etc) – co-stars in The Big Valley (TV 1965 – 1969).

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Fun-Time Beach Adventure…

Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) comic book. Where are the ropes pulling the boards? Are the boards motorized? Are they magic? Why are they on the cover when they’re not surfers, sky-divers or cycles?

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Screenland Special Issue: The Beach Party Gang

Exclusive inside stories about: Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon, Deborah Walley, John Ashley, Susan Hart, Jody McCrea, Patti Chandler and many others.

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Dem RATS can’t do nothin’ rite.

Donna Loren wearing a RATS jacket back-to-front in a publicity photo for Beach Blanket Bingo (1965). Blonde Alberta Nelson and brunette Myrna Ross played the female “Ratz” in the movie.

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These boots are made for fishin’

  

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It’s the game that separates the girls and boys… into groups of two

Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) lobby card, featuring Paul Lynde, Frankie Avalon and Linda Evans. LARRY KING: The scene you just saw was from “The Big Valley” which our guest Linda Evans costarred with Barbara Stanwyck, playing the Barkley family’s beautiful … Continue reading

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It’s the game that separates the girls and boys…

American International Pictures’ Beach Blanket Bingo (released 14 April 1965): the fifth Beach Party movie. “Frankie and Annette, the once perfect couple who now seem like bickering, long-married discontents, constantly find themselves reassessing their relationship. Romantic complications ensue with the … Continue reading

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Young marrieds

Deborah Walley and John Ashley: a real life couple playing a squabbling couple in Beach Blanket Bingo (1965). ••• Deborah’s last major film was the family-classic, Benji (1974). She then retired to spend more time with her three sons. “I … Continue reading

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Squabbling skydivers

John Ashley and Deborah Walley in Beach Blanket Bingo (1965): The busy plot has Frankie, Dee Dee, and the gang taking lessons from a skydiving service run by Big Drop (Don Rickles), though Bonnie (Deborah Walley) and boyfriend Steve (John … Continue reading

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The Beach Party Gang

Chris Cranston (born 1946) in a teenie-weenie polka-dot bikini (before she was a Playboy Playmate) and Donna Loren (born 1947) in a basque shirt, in a magazine feature to promote Beach Blanket Bingo (released April 1965).

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A surfer girl in a wild bikini

Mary Hughes (born Mary Cecilia Hughes, 25 Feb 1944 Hollywood, California; died 13 Dec 2007 Malibu, California) Muscle Beach Party (25 Mar 1964) surfer girl Bikini Beach (22-Jul-1964) beach girl Pajama Party (11 Nov 1964) pyjama girl Beach Blanket Bingo … Continue reading

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Bingo Kids

Beach Blanket Bingo (AIP 14-Apr-1965) director: William Asher writers: William Asher and Leo Townsend Girls: Annette Funicello (Dee Dee), Deborah Walley (Bonnie Graham), Donna Loren (Donna), Marta Kristen (Lorelei),  Linda Evans (Sugar Kane), Donna Michelle (Animal), Patti Chandler (Patti), Bobbi Shaw … Continue reading

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Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) lobby cards

Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)

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Buster Keaton in an Ed “Big Daddy” Roth design T-shirt

Buster Keaton on set for Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) wearing a “Surfink” T-Shirt designed by Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, creator of “Rat Fink“.

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Sky Diving Drama in ‘Beach Blanket Bingo’ (1965)

Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) demonstrates that each Beach Party move is a stand-alone narative, as Beach Party regular John Ashley turns into new character Steve Gordon, a jealous sky-diving instructor, rival to Frankie for Dee Dee‘s affection and bad boyfriend to … Continue reading

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Frankie and Deborah drinking Cokes

Frankie Avalon and Deborah Walley in Beach Blanket Bingo (1965). Donna Loren does not appear in the movie so the kids could drink Coke instead of Dr Pepper.

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Annette, Donna, Mike and Frankie

A dramatic scene in the musical surfing and skydiving comedy Beach Blanket Bingo (1965), with Annette Funicello, Playboy Playmate of the Year Donna Michelle, Dynasty star Michael Nader, and Frankie Avalon. The beach girls sleep on the mezzanine level of … Continue reading

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Annette, Frankie and a bare-chested Jody

Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) co-stars Annette Funicello (1942 – 2009), Frankie Avalon (b. 1939) and Jody McCrea (1934 – 2009), son of western movie star Joel McCrea (1905 – 90).

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Beach kids in ‘Beach Blanket Bingo’ (1965)

Unidentified beach boy (half in frame), unidentified beach boy (behind), Donna Michelle, Mike Nader, Annette Funicello, Mary Hughes (behind), Patti Chandler (behind), Frankie Avalon, Guy Hemric in Beach Blanket Bingo (1965).

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Watching the Beach Blanket Bingo skydivers

Donna Michelle, Annette Funicello (front), Mike Nader (behind), Patti Chandler (behind), Frankie Avalon (front), and Jody McCrea watching the skydivers in Beach Blanket Bingo (1965).

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Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) opening titles

Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Mike Nader and Mary Hughes in the opening titles for Beach Blanket Bingo (1965). That’s icecream on Mike Nader’s face.

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Jody McCrea (1934 – 2009) Twentieth Century Fox player

Jody McCrea: his presence as a lovable bonehead defined the canonical six Beach Party movies: Beach Party (1963), Muscle Beach Party, Bikini Beach, Pajama Party (1964), Beach Blanket Bingo and How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965).  

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Linda Evans posing in a bikini with a beach ball

Linda Evans, plays aspiring pop singer Sugar Kane in Beach Blanket Bingo (1965). She lip-synced to a song sung by session singer Jackie Ward.

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Buster Keaton surfing

Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) – Buster Keaton’s second Beach Party movie appearance, after his debut in Pajama Party (1964).

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Patti Chandler modeling gloves in ‘Youth Parade’

Patti Chandler promoting Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) in a nationally syndicated article published April 1965.

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Patti Chandler 1965 newspaper clipping

Patti Chandler on a promotional tour for Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) in Monroe, Louisiana, June 1965. The ‘Jim Theatre‘ is long gone.

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John Ashley with arms folded

John Ashley made his screen debut in Dragstrip Girl (1957), one of the first films distributed by American International Pictures. His Beach Party credits include: Beach Party (1963) ‘Ken’, Muscle Beach Party (1964) ‘Johnny,’ Bikini Beach (1964) ‘Johnny’, Beach Blanket … Continue reading

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Dwayne Hickman is smiling at you

Dwayne Hickman as Dobie Gillis – the title role in The Loves of Dobie Gillis (TV 1958 – 62). When he stopped playing teenagers on TV, Hickman played leading roles for American International Pictures in Ski Party (1965), Beach Blanket … Continue reading

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Paul Lynde and his hairy chest

Paul Lynde (1926 – 1982) played supporting comic roles in For Those Who Think Young (1964), Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) and Gidget (TV 1966).

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The Married Beach Party Movie Kids

John Ashley and Deborah Walley were married 1962 – 1966 and co-stars in Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) as a squabbling sky-diving couple, and cast members in Sergeant Dead Head (1965). The marriage (which produced a son) was ending when Walley … Continue reading

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Frankie and Annette comic book versions

    Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) comic book movie tie-in, featuring unflattering illustrations of Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon.

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Elizabeth Montgomery in ‘Bewitched’

Elizabeth Montgomery (1933 – 1995) and William Asher (1921 – 2012) were married for over ten years, 1963 – 1974 and had three chilrden. Asher was Montgomery third of four husbands; Montgomery was Asher’s second of four wives. Montgomery has … Continue reading

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Paul Lynde as Uncle Arthur in ‘Bewitched’

Elizabeth Montgomery and Paul Lynde in Betwitched (TV 1964 – 72). Montgomery’s husband was Beach Party series director, William Asher. Both Montgomery and Lynde appear in Beach Blanket Bingo (1965).

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Paul Lynde in a cravat

Paul Lynde, actor, comedian and entertainer, comic roles in For Those Who Think Young (1964) and Beach Blanket Bingo (1965).

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Buster Keaton’s drinking problem

Buster Keaton, special guest star in four beach party movies.

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Jody McCrea’s Bumper Bundle

Linda Opie, Jody McCrea, Patti Chandler in publicity for Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)

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Paul Lynde

Tina Louise and Paul Lynde in For Those Who Think Young (1964) Paul Lynde: 13 June 1926, Mount Vernon Ohio; died 10 January 1982, Beverly Hills Los Angeles California. First credit: The Red Buttons Show (TV 1955) regular … For … Continue reading

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Timothy Carey

Timothy Carey with Myrna Ross and Alberta Nelson in Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) Timothy Carey (11 March 1929 Brooklyn NY –  11 May 1994 Los Angeles CA). First credit: Invitation Playhouse: Mind Over Murder (TV 1952) ‘The Last Act’ Bikini … Continue reading

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Don Rickles

Little Stevie Wonder, Don Rickles and a member of ‘The Pyramids’ in Bikini Beach (1964) Don Rickles: born Donald Jay Rickles, 8 May 1926, New York City New York. First screen credit: Stage 7 (TV 1955) ‘A Note of Fear’ … Continue reading

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Linda Evans

Linda Evans: born Linda Evanstad, 18 November 1942, Hartford Connecticut. First credit: Bachelor Father (TV 1960) ‘A Crush on Bentley’ – Liz McGavin (as Linda Evanstad) – with Noreen Corcoran … Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) Sugar Kane … Final credit: … Continue reading

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Marta Kristen

Marta Kristen: born Birgit Annalisa Rusanen, 26 February 1945, Oslo Norway, to a Finnish mother and a German soldier killed in World War II. In 1949, adopted by American-Norwegian family of Harold Soderquist, Detroit Michigan. First credit: The Loretta Young … Continue reading

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Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) Heaven’s Above

The fifth Beach Party movie – the one where the kids go skydiving. John Ashley gets a lead role as Frankie’s rival for Dee Dee’s affections. Deborah Walley joins the gang again, this time as John Ashley’s girl. Photo shows … Continue reading

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Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) photo

Donna Michelle, Annette Funicello, Mike Nader, Patti Chandler, Frankie Avalon, Jody McCrea in the fifth Beach Party movie: Deborah Walley’s first, Myrna Ross replaces Linda Rogers in the Ratz & Mice, no Candy Johnson, recurring character ‘Animal’ played by Playboy … Continue reading

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Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) boy and girl

Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) Frankie Avalon and Linda Evans

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Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) boys

Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) Paul Lynde, unidentified, Mike Nader, Frankie Avalon, Jody McCrea, Linda Evans

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Mary Sturdivant

Mary Sturdivant: one film credit: Beach Blanket Bingo (1965).

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Annette Funicello for Coppertone

Annette Funicello (1942 – 2013)

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Ned Wynn

Arlene Charles and Ned Wynn in a publicity photograph for Pajama Party (1964) Ned Wynn: born Edmond Keenan Wynn 27 April 1941, New York City New York. Son of Keenan Wynn (Dr Strangelove), grandson of Ed Wynn (Mary Poppins), stepson … Continue reading

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Myrna Ross

Myrna Ross: born 1939 Akron Ohio; died 26 December 1975, Rollinville Colorado (plane crash) First credit: Highway Patrol (TV 1958) … Beach Blanket Bingo (14-Apr-1965) Rat Pack How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (14-Jul-1965) Rat Pack The Ghost in the … Continue reading

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Chris Cranston

Chris Cranston: born 14 September 1946, Santa Monica California. Playboy’s Miss April 1971. Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) Beach Girl Funny Girl (1968) Ziegfeld Girl (uncredited) Playboy After Dark (TV 1969 – 1970) herself Match Game 73 (1977) herself

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The Eight “Beach Party” Movies in Posters

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Bobbi Shaw

Bobbi Shaw as Buster Keaton’s offsider Khola Khoku in How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965) Bobbi Shaw: born Barbara Shaw, 16 September 1943. Pajama Party (11 Nov 1964) Beach Blanket Bingo (14-Apr-1965) Ski Party (30-Jun-1965) How to Stuff a … Continue reading

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Donna Michelle

Above: Donna Michelle in the opening credits of Beach Blanket Bingo, from an original colored lobby card. Donna Michelle (born Donna Michelle Fick, 8 December 1945, Los Angeles, California; died 11 April 2004, Ukiah, California after a heart attack). Playboy … Continue reading

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the end of the beach party

How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (14-Jul-1965) Final appearances by Dee Dee (Annette Funicello) and Frankie (Frankie Avalon). Final 1960s film appearance by John Fain Final actor credit for Mickey Dora Sergeant Deadhead (18-Aug-1965) Final appearance by Buster Keaton (died … Continue reading

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Buster Keaton

Buster Keaton (born Joseph Frank Keaton, 4 Oct 1895 Piqua, Kansas; died 1 Feb 1966 Los Angeles, California) Pajama Party (11 Nov 1964) Chief Rotten Eagle Beach Blanket Bingo (14-Apr-1965) Buster How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (14-Jul-1965) Bwana Sergeant … Continue reading

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Deborah Walley

Deborah Walley (Aug 12, 1941, Bridgeport, Connecticut – May 10, 2001, Sedona, Arizona – esophageal cancer). Married to John Ashley 1962 – 66. Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961) … Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) Ski Party (1965) Sergeant Dead Head (1965) Dr. … Continue reading

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Guy Hemric

Guy Hemric: born Guy Bonson Hemric, 30 June 1931, North Carolina; died 10 January 1993 Florida) Muscle Beach Party (25 Mar 1964) beach boy Bikini Beach (22-Jul-1964) surfer Pajama Party (11 Nov 1964) pyjama boy Beach Blanket Bingo (14-Apr-1965) beach … Continue reading

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Linda Bent

Linda Bent (born Linda Jean Opie, 30 Mar 1939 Los Angeles, California) Muscle Beach Party (25 Mar 1964) surfer girl – as Linda Opie Bikini Beach (22-Jul-1964) beach girl Pajama Party (11 Nov 1964) pajama girl as Lind Opie Beach … Continue reading

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Linda Benson

Linda Benson (born Linda Rae Benson, 24 May 1944 Encinitas, California Gidget (1959) stunt double Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961) stunt double Muscle Beach Party (25 Mar 1964) surfer girl Bikini Beach (22-Jul-1964) beach girl Pajama Party (11 Nov 1964) pajama … Continue reading

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