Category Archives: Palm Springs Weekend

Michael A. Hoey

Michael A. Hoey: screenwriter (Live A Little Love A Little), dialogue coach (Tickle Me, Sergeant Dead Head, Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine, Spinout, Speedway); producer (Palm Springs Weekend), writer-director (The Navy vs. the Night Monsters (1966); born 8 September … Continue reading

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7 Días De Fiesta

Palm Springs Weekend (1963) in Mexico: Robert Conrad, Diane McBain, Stefanie Powers, Troy Donahue.

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Palm Springs Champagne

Stefanie Powers and Troy Donahue in Palm Springs Weekend (1963), directed by Norman Taurog.

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Merle Johnson goes to Palm Springs

Troy Donahue (born Merle Johnson 27 January 1936, New York City, New York; died 2 September 2001, Santa Monica, California). First credit: The Tarnished Angels (1957). Selected credits: Imitation of Life (1959) with Sandra Dee, A Summer Place (1959) with … Continue reading

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Concetta Anna Ingolia

Connie Stevens: born Concetta Anna Ingolia 8 August 1938, Brooklyn, New York, USA.

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Warner Bros. puts you in the fun seat!!!

Palm Springs Weekend (Warner Brothers, released 5 November 1963).

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A blond beefcake in Palm Springs

Troy Donahue in a publicity photo for Palm Springs Weekend (1963). Palm Springs wanted nothing to do with “letting loose,” thank you.

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Conrad and Connie

Robert Conrad and Connie Stevens, co-stars as crime-busting collaborators in 90 episodes of Hawaiian Eye (TV 1959 – 63), before co-starring as villain and victim in Palm Springs Weekend (1963).

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Connie Stevens

Connie Stevens: born Concetta Anna Ingolia 8 August 1938, Brooklyn, New York, USA.

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Troy in San Francisco

Troy Donahue (born Merle Johnson, 27 January 1936, New York City, New York; died 2 September 2001, Santa Monica, California).

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Three Faces of Troy

Troy Donahue was studying journalism at Columbia University and pursuing an acting career in stock productions when he landed his first film role, a bit part in “Man Afraid” (1957).

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Palm Springs Talent

Palms Springs Weekend (1963): Troy Donahue, Stefanie Powers, Ty Hardin, Connie Stevens, Robert Conrad. Palm Springs Weekend (1963) is a time capsule of ’60s talent, including Troy Donahue, Connie Stevens, Stefanie Powers, Robert Conrad, Jerry Van Dyke, Jack Weston, and … Continue reading

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Ty Hardin

Ty Hardin in Palm Springs Weekend (1963). TCM: Ty Hardin (born Orison Whipple Hungerford) plays a Hollywood stuntman and Connie Stevens‘ Palm Springs hero, Stretch. Hardin had his own series, “Bronco”, from 1958-1962. According to the actor’s web site, he … Continue reading

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Troy and Stefanie

Troy Donahue and Stefanie Powers in Palm Springs Weekend (1963). Palm Springs wanted nothing to do with “letting loose,” thank you. As soon as Variety announced on February 6, 1963, that a movie was going to be made based on … Continue reading

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Stefanie Powers

Stefanie Powers: born Stefanie Zofya Paul, 2 November 1942, Hollywood Los Angeles California USA. First credited as “Taffy Paul”, including Tammy Tell Me True (1961) with Sandra Dee. She appeared again with Sandra Dee in If A Man Answers (1962). … Continue reading

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Roger Bacon

Roger Bacon (born 25 Mar 1936) If a Man Answers (10 Oct 1962) Messenger Beach Party (7-Aug-1963) tour guide Palm Springs Weekend (5 Nov 1963) tough guy – uncredited Pajama Party (11 Nov 1964) pajama boy Image from Aveleyman – … Continue reading

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