Category Archives: Bikini Beach

“underrated”

The joy lies in watching Disney idol Annette and chipper pop favorite Frankie strut their stuff with any colorful personalities available for a day or two of work under the AIP banner. Thus the viewer is treated to an oddball … Continue reading

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Summertime is movietime, U.S.A.

Also on the bill is ‘Bikini Beach,” a horrible juvenile comedy in which surfers fight cyclists and convert their elders to the pleasures of the bronzed physique. Eugene Archer, New York Times.

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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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