Category Archives: For Those Who Think Young

Kelp and the White Buick Riviera

Bob Denver posing with the George Barris customised and repainted white Buick ‘Villa Riviera’ featured in For Those Who Think Young (1964). Advertisements

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Gardner Pruitt III’s Cherry Red Buick Riviera

When ‘For Those Who Think Young‘ director Leslie Martinson was visiting George Barris Kustom in North Hollywood, he was quite taken with the cherry red Villa Riviera but quickly signed a contract that included a clause to repaint the Buick … Continue reading

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FTWTY lobby card

For Those Who Think Young (1964): James Darren and Pamela Tiffin. “Miss Tiffin plays a stanchly virtuous student, briskly pursued over the campus and along the beach by Mr. Darren, a rich playboy. Add to all the splashy cavorting, the … Continue reading

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Sinatra, Ercolani and Crocetti

Nancy Sinatra, daughter of Frank (1915 – 1998), James Darren, born James Ercolani, and Claudia Martin, daughter of Dino Crocetti (1917 – 1995) in a publicity photo for For Those Who Think Young (1964).

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a random, bearded beatnik or two

For Those Who Think Young (1964): It’s strictly summery, light-headed fare, pretty to look at but about as obvious and empty as breeze. Miss Tiffin plays a stanchly virtuous student, briskly pursued over the campus and along the beach by … Continue reading

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James Darren

James Darren: born James William Ercolani, 8 June 1936, Philadelphia USA. First credit Rumble on the Docks (1956) with Timothy Carey. Selected credits: Gidget (1959 – Moondoggie) with Sandra Dee Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961 – Moondoggie) with Deborah Walley Gidget … Continue reading

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Pam Colbert

Pam Colbert: genuine California surfer girl, born Pamela Joanne Colbert 25 March 1947 in Los Angeles, California, featured as a dancer and stunt surfer (with Johnny Fain) in Beach Party (1963).

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A Toast To Tiffin

An interview with Pamela Tiffin by syndicated columnist John Springer, circa 1966 (published online by A Toast To Tiffin): If someone in England asks you to tiffin, they are asking you to high tea. In America, however, Tiffin is a … Continue reading

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Topaz McQueen in her trailer

For Those Who Think Young (1964) “Tina Louise ambles through the proceedings with her usual boneless glide, causing no visible damage. Paul Lynde, Robert Middleton and Eilen McRae are competent enough in the over-20 bracket. But the youngsters themselves, especially … Continue reading

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Nancy on a motorcycle

A young Nancy Sinatra: she began her brief movie career as a brunette in For Those Who Think Young (3 Jun 1964) and finished as a platinum blonde in Speedway (1968).

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Man! I thought you said this beach had cool chicks!

Before For Those Who Think Young (1964) and How To Stuff A Wild Bikini (1965), there was The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (TV), starring Bob Denver and Dwayne Hickman.

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Three young-thinking college girls

For Those Who Think Young (1964): Nancy Sinatra, Lada Edmund, Pamela Tiffin. Lada Edmund Jr.: born Lada Michele Perkins, 1 April 1947, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Broadway debut in Bye Bye Birdie (1960). Screen debut: For Those Who Think Young (1964), … Continue reading

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A surfboard, a college girl and a comedian

For Those Who Think Young (1964): Pamela Tiffin at the top of the stairs, James Darren at the bottom with a surfboard and the appallingly unfunny Woody Woodbury on the floor. “The talent of the club proprietor, a fellow named … Continue reading

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Young-thinking lovers

For Those Who Think Young (1964): James Darren, Pamela Tiffin and Robert Middleton. “Miss Tiffin plays a stanchly virtuous student, briskly pursued over the campus and along the beach by Mr. Darren, a rich playboy. The girl is also the … Continue reading

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Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin’s daughters with Pamela Tiffin

Nancy Sinatra (born 1940), Pamela Tiffin (born 1942) and Claudia Martin (1944 – 2001) in For Those Who Think Young (1964)

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Tina Louise and Paul Lynde at the bar

Tina Louise as “Topaz McQueen’ and Paul Lynde as sour nightclub pianist ‘Sid Hoyt’ in For Those Who Think Young (1964)

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Pamela Tiffin and Paul Newman in ‘Harper’ (1966)

Pamela Tiffin, star of the beach comedy For Those Who Think Young (1964)

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Frank and Dino’s daughters with James darren

Frank Sinatra’s daughter Nancy (born 1940), and Dean Martin’s daughter Claudia (1944 – 2001) with James Darren (born 1936)  – co-stars in For Those Who Think Young (1964).

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Gilligan and Sinatra dancing.

Bob Denver (9 Jan 1935 – 2 Sep 2005) as ‘Kelp’ and Nancy Sinatra (born 8 Jun 1940) as ‘Karen Cross’ in the beach comedy For Those Who Think Young (released 1 June 1964)  

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Sinatra and Gilligan

Nancy Sinatra (born 8 Jun 1940) as ‘Karen Cross’ and Bob Denver (9 Jan 1935 – 2 Sep 2005) as ‘Kelp’ in the beach comedy For Those Who Think Young (released 1 June 1964)

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Pamela Tiffin in a swimsuit on the studio beach

Pamela Tiffin, star of For Those Who Think Young (1964) opposite James “Moondoggie” Darren.

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Pamela Tiffin in a bejewelled bikini

Pamela Tiffin, star of For Those Who Think Young (1964), relocated to Italy in the late 1960s, appearing in Italian movies such as the sex comedy Oggi, Domani, Dopodomani (1965) a.k.a. Kiss The Other Sheik (released USA 1968)

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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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Pamela Tiffin in a polka dot bikini

Pamela Tiffin, star of the beach movie For Those Who Think Young (1964), go-go-dancing on a diving board in the crime thriller Harper (1966), starring Paul Newman, Lauren Bacall and Robert Wagner.

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Those who are young, on the studio beach

For Those Who Think Young (1964): Pamela Tiffin, James Darren and an unidentified college boy.

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Topaz McQueen seduces a college boy

A college boy is seduced by Topaz McQueen (Tina Louise) in For Those Who Think Young (1964).

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A shaggy dog and two men in ‘For Those Who Think Young’

For Those Who Think Young (1964): uncredited dog, Paul Lynde and “comedian” Woody Woodbury.

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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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Bob Denver

Nancy Sinatra and Bob Denver in For Those Who Think Young (1964) with Mickey Dora (left) and Mike Nader (centre) in the background. Bob Denver: born Robert Osborne David Denver, 9 January 1935, New Rochelle New York; died: 2 September … Continue reading

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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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For Those Who Think Young (1964) large poster

The swingin’est young people’s picture of 1964, dragged down by a dated old people’s comedian, featuring Gidget‘s James Darren, Pamela Tiffin of State Fair and The Pleasure Seekers, Bob Denver and Tina Louise of Gilligan’s Island, and Nancy Sinatra and … Continue reading

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Tina Louise

Tina Louise: born Tatiana Josivovna Chernova Blacker, 11 February 1934, New York New York. First film credit: God’s Little Acre (1958) Griselda Walden … For Those Who Think Young (3-Jun-1964) Topaz McQueen … Gilligan’s Island (TV 26-Sep-1964 – 17-Apr-1967) Ginger … Continue reading

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Sheila Bromley

Sheila Bromley: born 31 October 1911, San Francisco, California – 23 July 2003, Los Angeles California. Also known as Sheila LeGay, Sheila Manners, Sheila Mannors and Sheila Manors. First credit: Call of the Desert (1930) – as Sheila Le Gay … Continue reading

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Pamela Tiffin

Pamela Tiffin (born Pamela Tiffin Wonso, 13 October 1942, Oklahoma City Oklahoma) Summer and Smoke (Hal Wallis 16-Nov-1961) Nellie Ewell One, Two, Three (15-Dec-1961) Scarlett Hazeltine State Fair (9-Mar-1962) Margy Frake Come Fly with Me (MGM 27-Mar-1963) Carol Brewster For … Continue reading

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Claudia Martin

Claudia Martin (born Claudia Gail Martin, 16 March 1944, Ridley Park, Pennsylvania; died 16 February 2001, Reno Nevada – breast cancer). Daughter of Dean Martin, she appeared in only three films, including two with her friend Nancy Sinatra, daughter of … Continue reading

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James Darren

James Darren (born James William Ercolani, 8 June 1936, Philadelphia Pennsylvania) First credit: Rumble on the Docks (1956) Jimmy Smigelski … Gidget (Columbia 10-Apr-1959) Moondoggie (Jeff Matthews) Gidget Goes Hawaiian (Columbia 2-Jun-1961) Moondoggie (Jeff Matthews) Gidget Goes to Rome (Columbia … Continue reading

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Susan Hart

Susan Hart (born Susan Neidhart, 2 June 1941 Wenatchee, Washington. Married to James H. Nicholson, August 1964 – December 1972 – his death – 1 child, Jim; stepmother to Luree Holmes and Laura Nicholson) For Those Who Think Young (1 … Continue reading

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Nancy Sinatra

Nancy Sinatra: born 8 June 1940, Jersey City Jersey, first child of Frank Sinatra. All movie credits: For Those Who Think Young (3 Jun 1964) Karen Cross Get Yourself a College Girl (18-Dec-1965) Lynne Marriage on the Rocks (1965) Tracy … Continue reading

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Amadee Chabot

Amedee Chabot (aka Amedée Chabot aka Amadee Chabot – born Joy Chabot, 1945, Chicago, Illinois). Muscle Beach Party (25 Mar 1964) Flo – muscle girl For Those Who Think Young (1 Jun 1964) beach girl – uncredited

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Mickey Dora

Mickey Dora (1934-2002) Born Miklos S. Dora III, in Budapest, Hungary Beach Party (1963) Surfer Surf Party (1964) surfer – uncredited Muscle Beach Party (1964) Surfer Boy For Those Who Think Young (1964) College Boy Bikini Beach (1964) Surfer Beach … Continue reading

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Mike Nader

Mike Nader (born 19-Feb 1945) Beach Party (1963) – Beach Boy Muscle Beach Party (1964) – Surfer Boy For Those Who Think Young (1964) – College Boy Bikini Beach (1964) – Surfer Pajama Party (1965) – Pajama Boy Beach Blanket … Continue reading

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