Category Archives: Bikini Beach

Billie Jo Bradley in 1969

Meredith MacRae (30 May 1944 – 14 July 2000). Beach Party (1963), Bikini Beach (1964), Petticoat Junction (TV 1966-70) – Billie Jo Bradley. Daughter of Gordon MacRae (Oklahoma! 1955) and Sheila MacRae (The Jackie Gleason Show TV 1966-70).

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Animal and Deadhead

Meredith MacRae (Animal) and Jody McCrea (Deadhead) in Bikini Beach (1964)

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Meredith MacRae (1944 – 2000)

LOS ANGELES, July 15— Meredith MacRae, who played Billie Jo Bradley in the 1960’s sitcom “Petticoat Junction,” died Friday from brain cancer. She was 56. … Ms. MacRae was born in Houston to a Hollywood family: her father was the … Continue reading

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Sally Ann Morrison Douglas

Meredith MacRae – ‘Animal’ in “Bikini Beach” (1964) – as Sally Ann Morrison Douglas in “My Three Sons” (TV 1963 – 1965). The New York Times – July 16, 2000. Meredith MacRae, who played Billie Jo Bradley in the 1960’s … Continue reading

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Martha in the bath

Martha Hyer (1924 – 2014): star of the 1950s, played one of the olds – Vivien Clements – in Bikini Beach (1964).

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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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Bikini girl with a spear

Mary Hughes (1944 – 2007) at age 62: “…married to a wealthy owner of a packaging company, still has a killer bod (she’s been a personal trainer for 30 years), still owns a Boogie Board and has surfing sons, still … Continue reading

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Brigitte Bardot look-a-like

Mary Hughes in her Bikini Beach (1964) polka-dot bikini. “This Brigitte Bardot look-a-like appeared in every ‘Beach Party’ movie except the original. Prancing around the Malibu shore in the skimpiest of bikinis, Hughes must have interrupted many a drive-in necking … Continue reading

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…Where The Beach Party Gang Goes Dragstrip!

Bikini Beach (1964): “But for us the cars are the stars. Some of the best dragsters on the planet were gathered at Pomona Raceway for the many drag racing sequences in the movie. Feature cars are Stellings & Hampshire (Red … Continue reading

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Frankie and John help Patti out of a Tommy Ivo drag-racer

Bikini Beach (1964): actors Frankie Avalon (left) and John Ashley (right) assist Culver City surfer girl and Beach Party actress Patti Chandler (center) out of a genuine Tommy Ivo drag racing car, watched by genuine California drag racers.

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