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Malibu

Sharon Tate as the enigmatic ‘Malibu’ in Don’t Make Waves (1967) Advertisements

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Claudia driving to Malibu Beach

Don’t Make Waves (1967) based on the novel ‘Muscle Beach’: Italian bombshell Claudia Cardinale (Laura Califatti) in a rare English-speaking role with fading Hollywood star Tony Curtis (Carlo Cofield). The film opened to poor reviews and bombed at the box … Continue reading

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The girl in the floral green and yellow bikini

Sharon Tate: Recollection. Book Review by Laura Grande. …the most effective comment comes from actor Dave Draper, her costar in the 1967 beach flick, Don’t Make Waves: “Not many people got to know Sharon Tate very well. The dear child, … Continue reading

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Don’t Make Waves (1967) “…the film is often surprisingly funny and full of incidental pleasures. For one thing, Curtis is perfectly cast as the shyster pool salesman; his Carlo Cofield could be a distant cousin of Sweet Smell of Success‘s … Continue reading

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Flying bikini girl

Don’t Make Waves (1967): Tony Curtis (1925 – 2010) and Sharon Tate (1943 – 1967). Sharon Tate plays the enigmatic ‘Malibu’. With hardly a word of dialogue, Tate gives a poor performance in a bad role in a terrible movie. … Continue reading

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MGM présente “Comment réussir en amour sans se fatiguer”

Don’t Make Waves (1967) based on the novel ‘Muscle Beach’ by Ira Wallach: Italian bombshell Claudia Cardinale (Laura Califatti) in a rare English-speaking role. The film opened to poor reviews and bombed at the box office. The budget was supposedly … Continue reading

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comment réussir en amour sans se fatiguer

“comment réussir en amour sans se fatiguer” = “how to succeed in love without getting tired” – poster for the French release of Don’t Make Waves (1967). Claudia Cardinale appears to have swapped roles (or at least heads) with Sharon … Continue reading

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turn on! stay loose! make out!

The abominable Hollywood beach movie: Don’t Make Waves (1967). Based on the novel ‘Muscle Beach’ by Ira Wallach, just about everything is wrong with this: Tony Curtis twenty years too old for the lead role, Sharon Tate can’t act, Dave … Continue reading

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Malibu and Carlo on Muscle Beach

Sharon Tate and Tony Curtis in publicity photo for Don’t Make Waves (1967) directed by Alexander Mackendrick, based on the novel ‘Muscle Beach’ (1959) by Ira Wallach. Girls: Claudia Cardinale, Sharon Tate, Joanna Barnes, Ann Elder, Hollie Haze. Boys: Tony … Continue reading

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Italian bombshell on Malibu beach

Don’t Make Waves (1967) based on the novel ‘Muscle Beach’: Italian bombshell Claudia Cardinale (Laura Califatti) in a rare English-speaking role with fading Hollywood star Tony Curtis (Carlo Cofield). The film opened to poor reviews and bombed at the box … Continue reading

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Malibu the girl

Don’t Make Waves (1967): Sharon Tate (1943 – 1967) plays the enigmatic ‘Malibu’. With hardly a word of dialogue, Tate is sadly terrible in a bad role in a bad movie.

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SMOKE JUMPING | BATON PASSING

Don’t Make Waves (1967): “Philip Lathrop’s bright, sun-kissed cinematography perfectly captures the Malibu vibe and Ms. Tate, in one of her final films (despite a screen credit that reads “Introducing Sharon Tate“), is both enigmatic and vacuous as Carlo’s sexual … Continue reading

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Introducing Sharon Tate

Don’t Make Waves (1967): “Philip Lathrop’s bright, sun-kissed cinematography perfectly captures the Malibu vibe and Ms. Tate, in one of her final films (despite a screen credit that reads “Introducing Sharon Tate“), is both enigmatic and vacuous as Carlo’s sexual … Continue reading

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turn on! stay loose! make out!

Don’t Make Waves (1967) is a mildly amusing film which never gets off the ground in its intended purpose of wacky comedy. Based on Ira Wallach’s novel, Muscle Beach, film stars Tony Curtis and Claudia Cardinale. Script has a Southern … Continue reading

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Buxom Claudia Cardinale and hairychested Tony Curtis

Don’t Make Waves (1967) based on the novel ‘Muscle Beach’: Italian bombshell Claudia Cardinale (Laura Califatti) in a rare English-speaking role with fading Hollywood star Tony Curtis (Carlo Cofield). The film opened to poor reviews and bombed at the box … Continue reading

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Barechested Dave Draper with bigchested Sharon Tate

Don’t Make Waves (1967): one and only leading role for bodybuilder Dave Draper: “The executives at Filmways feel that Dave is definitely on his way to becoming a successful film actor.” Unfortunately for Filmways and Dave Draper, he is terrible … Continue reading

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Sharon Tate trampolining on Muscle Beach

Don’t Make Waves (1967): Tony Curtis (1925 – 2010) and Sharon Tate (1943 – 1969). Sharon Tate plays the enigmatic ‘Malibu’. With hardly a word of dialogue, Tate is sadly terrible in a bad role in a bad movie.

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Barechested Tony Curtis and bigchested Claudia Cardinale

Don’t Make Waves (1967): Claudia Cardinale (born 1938) and Tony Curtis (1925 – 2010).

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Sharon Tate and Tony Curtis in ‘Don’t Make Waves’ (1967)

The abominable Hollywood beach movie: Don’t Make Waves (1967). Based on the novel ‘Muscle Beach’ by Ira Wallach, just about everything is wrong with this: Tony Curtis twenty years too old for the lead role, Sharon Tate can’t act, Dave … Continue reading

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Johnny Fain

Johnny Fain (born 7 July 1943 in Los Angeles, California) Beach Party (7-Aug-1963) surfer – as John Fain Surf Party (30 Jan 1963) – as John Fain Muscle Beach Party (25 Mar 1964) surfer boy – as John Fain Bikini … Continue reading

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