Vicki Trickett

Vicki Trickett: born 2 September 1938, Kansas City Kansas; played Abby Stewart, friend and rival to Deborah Walley’s Gidget in Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961).

Get Happy! Get With It!

Have yourself a Hawaiian holiday with Gidget! Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961) with James Darren, Deborah Walley, Vicki Trickett and Michael Callan.

Deb doing her own stunts

Once Walley overcame her reluctance to play Gidget, she threw herself into the role, arriving on location in Waikiki two weeks before the rest of the cast to practice surfing ~ she ended up doing most of her own surfing stunts, the only member of the cast to do so (Violet LeVoit, TCM).

perky young actress

Deborah Walley, the perky young actress who succeeded Sandra Dee as the “girl midget” in the first “Gidget” sequel, starred in several of the 1960s beach frolic movies and became a writer and producer aiding children and Native Americans, has died. She was 57.

briskly virtuous teen-ager

Not to be outdone by “Tammy” (and her faithful goat), “Gidget” is also back in a sequel — a broad but bouncy one — with some pretty Hawaiian scenery for armchair travelers. Replacing Sandra Dee, as the briskly virtuous teen-ager who magnetizes beach boys, is a newcomer named Deborah Walley. HOWARD THOMPSON August 10, 1961,…

Hawaiian Lobby Cards

Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961): 19 year old Deborah Walley and 23 year old  James Darren.    

Gidget goes water-skiing

Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961): James Darren (born 1936), Vicki Trickett (born 1938), Michael Callan (born 1935), Bart Patton (born 1939), Deborah Walley (1941 – 2001), Jan Conaway (born 1938), Robin Lory (? – ?), Don Edmonds (1937 – 2009), Arnold Merritt (born 1939).

Michael Callan

Michael Callan (born Martin Harris Calinieff, 22 November 1935, Philadelphia PA) Moondoggie’s rival in Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1959), his fifth feature film appearance. Other credits include Because They’re Young (1960) with Dick Clark, Warren Berlinger, James Darren; The Flying Fontaines (1938) starring Eva Norlund – James Darren’s wife; The Interns (1962) with Cliff Robertson and…

Hawaiian autographs

James Darren (born 1936), Deborah Walley (1941 – 2001), Michael Callan (born 1935) — Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961).

WOW What a figure!

Gidget Goes Hawaiian is outgrossing the first Gidget by 52% in its first 152 engagements! from Columbia!

she had left her heart in California

Gidget Goes Hawaiian by Frederick Kohner | BUT — She had left her heart in California and nothing — well, almost nothing — could make her forget… See Deborah Walley, the new Gidget, in the sparkling motion picture GIDGET GOES HAWAIIAN.

As performed in the motion picture…

Not to be outdone by “Tammy” (and her faithful goat), “Gidget” is also back in a sequel — a broad but bouncy one — with some pretty Hawaiian scenery for armchair travelers. Replacing Sandra Dee, as the briskly virtuous teen-ager who magnetizes beach boys, is a newcomer named Deborah Walley. HOWARD THOMPSON August 10, 1961,…

pretty Hawaiian scenery for armchair travelers

Not to be outdone by “Tammy” (and her faithful goat), “Gidget” is also back in a sequel — a broad but bouncy one — with some pretty Hawaiian scenery for armchair travelers. Replacing Sandra Dee, as the briskly virtuous teen-ager who magnetizes beach boys, is a newcomer named Deborah Walley. HOWARD THOMPSON August 10, 1961,…

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 Goes To Rome (1963 – Moondoggie) with Cindy Carol For Those Who Think Young (1964)…

Joby Baker

Joby Baker: born Joseph N. Baker 26 March 1934, Montreal Canada. Along with James Darren, appeared in the first three Gidget movies.

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 blast loose from Columbia Pictures and run her own life, with an assist from a…

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. Ms. Walley appeared in 15 feature films. Her parts included the title role in the…

Gidget #2

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

There’s no tan like a Coppertone suntan

Michael Callan (born Martin Calinieff, 22 November 1935, Philadelphia USA) and Vicki Trickett (born 2 September 1938, Kansas City USA), co-stars in Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961). Trickett retired in 1963 after only four film credits, to leave Hollywood and bring up her child from her recently failed marriage.

Gidget in the 19th century

Deborah Walley and James Stacy in Walt Disney’s period movie Summer Magic (1963) starring Hayley Mills, Burl Ives, and Dorothy Maguire, with Pete Brown in a supporting role. This was Deborah Walley’s second Walt Disney movie, and her second movie after her big screen debut in Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1963).

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 7-Aug-1963) Moondoggie (Jeff Matthews) For Those Who Think Young (United Artists 3 Jun 1964) Gardner…

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 girl Beach Blanket Bingo (14-Apr-1965) beach girl