The Gasser

The Hondells in Ski Party (1965): pianist Randy Thomas behind the cymbal, Wayne Edwards playing the snare drum, Dick Burns in blue checkered shorts on guitar, Jerry LeMire in a white tee on guitar (behind Mary Hughes in a light blue bikini).

original Ski Party jacket

Aron Kincaid (1940 – 2011), who appeared in many of the popular beach party pics of the 1960s, died Jan. 6 in Los Angeles of heart failure. He was 70.

Batgirl in a big bikini

Yvonne Craig, actor and dancer, born 16 May 1937; died 17 August 2015. The dark-haired beauty, a native of Taylorville, Ill., began her theatrical career at age 17 as the youngest member of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. She traveled the U.S. and was with the troupe for three years when she was discovered…

TV Guide July 1963

Mikki Jamison (1942 – 2013, Ski Party, Beach Ball). WHAT’S AN AGENT? Mikki Jamison soon learned the answer – and a lot of others too. Mikki Jamison, née Mikki McGoldrick, a bright-eyed brunette from Spokane, Wash., is a 19 year old who in every way looks and acts her age. As such she is a…

Bikini Snow Girl Postcard

Salli Sachse: appears in a bikini in Muscle Beach Party (1964), Bikini Beach (1964), Pajama Party (1965), Beach Blanket Bingo (1965), Ski Party (1965), How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965) Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965) and The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966)

Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Ski

Aron Kincaid and Patti Chandler in Ski Party 1965. The Pop Culture Addict Remembers ARON KINCAID 1940 – 2011. “…Eventually Aron signed up with AIP pictures, the company behind the definitive beach party films, where he was quickly cast as Frankie Avalon and Dwayne Hickman’s rival Freddie in Ski Party.  Just a bit beefcakier, a…

Success Overtakes Patti

Aron Kincaid and Patti Chandler in Success Overtakes Patti Chandler, Look Magazine, v. 29, no. 13 (June 29, 1965), p. 33-37 and on cover. Photographer Don Ornitz. Summary: Photographs show actress Patti Chandler; at the beach with friends Aron Kinkaid, Salli Sachse and Pete Sachse; riding in her sportscar with three poodles; dancing with actor…

It’s where the HEs meet the SHEs on SKIs

Ski Party (released 30 June 1965): the sixth Beach Party movie, the first without Jody McCrea, the second without Harvey Lembeck, the first with Deborah Walley, the first with Aron Kincaid, and the first in which Patti Chandler and Salli Sachse speak dialogue. Guest performances from Lesley “It’s My Party” Gore and James “Godfather of…

Port Angeles Evening News August 13, 1965

Ski Party (released 30 June 1965): the sixth Beach Party movie, the first without Jody McCrea, the second without Harvey Lembeck, the first with Deborah Walley, the first with Aron Kincaid, and the first in which Patti Chandler and Salli Sachse speak dialogue. Guest performances from Lesley “It’s My Party” Gore and James “Godfather of…

Salli in swimsuit and ski gear

Salli Sachse in a publicity photo for Ski Party (released 30 June 1965): the sixth Beach Party movie, the first in which Salli speaks a line of dialogue. “Ski Party transfers the Beach Party vibe to snow, with a Some Like it Hot ripoff thrown in. Frankie Avalon and Dwayne Hickman go in drag to…

Patti in a furry hat, posing with Aron

Aron Kincaid and Patti Chandler in a publicity photo for Ski Party (released 30 June 1965): the sixth Beach Party movie, the first with Aron Kincaid, and the first in which Patti speaks a line of dialogue. “Ski Party transfers the Beach Party vibe to snow, with a Some Like it Hot ripoff thrown in….

Yvonne in a bikini and a furry hat

Yvonne Craig in a publicity photo for Ski Party (released 30 June 1965): the sixth Beach Party movie, the first without Jody McCrea, and the second without Harvey Lembeck. “Ski Party transfers the Beach Party vibe to snow, with a Some Like it Hot ripoff thrown in. Frankie Avalon and Dwayne Hickman go in drag…

Dwayne in a polar-neck ski top

Dwayne Hickman in a publicity phto for Ski Party (1965): reviewed with Sergeant Deadhead (1965) in The New York Times by HARRY GILROY, October 23, 1965: “In “Ski Party” along come Frankie and Deborah again. The scenery of the Sawtooth National Forest is gorgeous and a busload of girls who agitate their bikinis and ski…

Gidget #2

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

To T.J. with best regards…

Aron Kincaid, who appeared in many of the popular beach party pics of the 1960s, died Jan. 6 in Los Angeles of heart failure. He was 70. Kincaid was featured in “The Girls on the Beach,” “Beach Ball,” “Ski Party,” “The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini” and “Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine.” At one…

Batgirl Bikini Ski Bunny

Yvonne Craig in a publicity photo for Ski Party (1965). Unfortunately the photo is not an accurate depiction of her costume in the movie.

Snow boys

Frankie Avalon (who could ski as well as he could surf… nada!), and skiers Dwayne Hickman and Aron Kincaid in Ski Party (1965). Retro : Separating Dwayne From Dobie December 11, 1994|SUSAN KING | TIMES STAFF WRITER Hickman, 60, the younger brother of actor Darryl Hickman, began his career 54 years ago as an extra…

Jack and Augusta

Aron Kincaid and Mikki Jamison, co-stars in Ski Party (1965) and Beach Ball (1965). Photo source: eBay.

Bobbi and Frankie

Bobbi Shaw and Frankie Avalon in Ski Party (1965). “I was with Bobbie Shaw Chance Studio for about 2 years from 1999 to 2001 and I can say that the classes were life changing for me as an actor and in my personal life. In fact I started booking regularly after her classes and I…

Ski Party kids

Aron Kincaid (1940 – 2011) and Patti Chandler (born 1943). “Patti Lauderback, a Culver City High School homecoming queen who had spent two years on Waikiki Beach, won A.I.P.’s win-a-role-in-a-beach-movie contest and took the screen name Patti Chandler. Pert and adorable, Patti was more Sandra Dee than Dee herself. Patti says, “I was the nice…

when the SKI’NICKS meet the SKI’CHICKS

American International Pictures’ Ski Party (released 30 June 1965): the sixth Beach Party movie, the first without Jody McCrea, and the second without Harvey Lembeck. “Ski Party transfers the Beach Party vibe to snow, with a Some Like it Hot ripoff thrown in. Frankie Avalon and Dwayne Hickman go in drag to discover what girls…

A surfer girl in a wild bikini

Mary Hughes (born Mary Cecilia Hughes, 25 Feb 1944 Hollywood, California; died 13 Dec 2007 Malibu, California) Muscle Beach Party (25 Mar 1964) surfer girl Bikini Beach (22-Jul-1964) beach girl Pajama Party (11 Nov 1964) pyjama girl Beach Blanket Bingo (14-Apr-1965) beach girl Ski Party (30-Jun-1965) Mary How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (14-Jul-1965) beach…

A blonde with a bowling ball

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 is in the Malibu “in” crowd—the middle-aged chapter—and still is Duane King’s beachfront neighbor. Mary…

Ski kids

Ski Party (AIP 30-Jun-1965) Producer: Gene Corman (Beach Ball – brother of Roger Corman) Director: Alan Rafkin (TV) Writer: Robert Kaufman (Dr Goldfoot, The Cool Ones) Girls: Deborah Walley (Linda Hughes), Yvonne Craig (Barbara Norris) Bobbi Shaw (Nita Elksberg), Patti Chandler (Janet), Salli Sachse (Indian), Mikki Jamison (Mikki), Mary Hughes (Mary), Luree Holmes (Luree), Lesley…

Beach boy magazine clippings

Robert “Bob” Logan and Aron Kincaid appeared together in Beach Ball (released 29 September 1965), along with Edd Byrnes, Logan’s castmate in 77 Sunset Strip (TV 1961-63) and Mikki Jamison, Kincaid’s castmate in Ski Party (released 30 June 1965). Jamison appears in the clippings on the left. Logan reunited with Jamison in The Sea Gypsies (1978).

Dwayne Hickman is smiling at you

Dwayne Hickman as Dobie Gillis – the title role in The Loves of Dobie Gillis (TV 1958 – 62). When he stopped playing teenagers on TV, Hickman played leading roles for American International Pictures in Ski Party (1965), Beach Blanket Bingo (1965), Dr Goldfoot and The Bikini Machine (1966), plus a cameo in Sergeant Dead…

Mikki Jamison in ‘Adam 12’

Mikki Jamison appeared in three episodes of Adam 12 (TV 1968-75) as Jean Reed, wife of policeman Jim Reed (played by Kent McCord).

Mikki Jamison reading a script

Warner Brothers star Burt Lancaster (1913 – 1994) with starlets Pamela Akert (born 1941) and Mikki Jamison (1944 – 2013) on the casting couch. Akert, born in Idaho, had one credit: Elvis Presley’s Blue Hawaii (1961).

Mikki Jamison is Veronica Lodge

Mikki Jamison as Veronica Lodge in the unaired TV pilot Archie (1964). The brunette beauty then appeared in Ski Party (1965) and Beach Ball (1965).

Mikki Jamison before ‘Ski Party’ and ‘Beach Ball’

Mikki Jamison: born Mikki McGoldrick, 13 November 1942, Spokane Washington; died: 10 June 2013, Chilco Idaho First credit: Ripcord (TV 1962) ‘Hostage Below’ Laurie Hart Ski Party (30-Jun-1965) Mikki Beach Ball (29-Sep-1965) Augusta Final credit: The Sea Gypsies (1978) Kelly Zimmerman – as Mikki Jamison-Olsen

Mikki Jamison in the news

Mikki Jamison in the bikini and head scarf she wears in Ski Party (1965), not Bikini Beach (1964)

Surf Party (1964)

Black and white 1950s-style surf drama. Bobby Vinton, “The Polish Prince of Pop” miscast as a surfer and surf-shop owner, country-rock singer Jackie DeShannon performs in pajamas and prances in a bikini.

Ski Party (1965) motorcycle accident

First of two Aron Kincaid appearances for American International Pictures. The second was The Ghost In The Invisible Bikini (1966) – the final Beach Party movie?

Yvonne Craig

Yvonne Craig: born Yvonne Joyce Craig, 16 May 1937, Taylorville Illinois; died 17 August 2015, Pacific Palisades California (cancer). First credit: Eighteen and Anxious (1957) Gloria Dorothy McCormick Selected credits: Gidget (1959) Nan It Happened at the World’s Fair (1963) Dorothy Johnson Kissin’ Cousins (1964) Azalea Tatum Ski Party (1965) Barbara Norris One Spy Too…

Mikki Jamison

Mikki Jamison: born Mikki McGoldrick, 13 November 1942, Spokane Washington; died: 10 June 2013, Chilco Idaho First credit: Ripcord (TV 1962) ‘Hostage Below’ Laurie Hart Ski Party (30-Jun-1965) Mikki Beach Ball (29-Sep-1965) Augusta Final credit: The Sea Gypsies (1978) Kelly Zimmerman – as Mikki Jamison-Olsen

Steven Rogers

Above: Steven Rogers swingin’ with Linda Marshall in The Girls on the Beach (1965). Steven Rogers: born 18 April 18 1937. Complete credits: Combat (TV 1962-63) 22 episodes – Doc The Girls on the Beach (Paramount 12-May-1965) Brian Ski Party (AIP 30-Jun-1965) Gene Wild Wild Winter (Universal 5-Jan-1966) Benton Movie Star, American Style or; LSD, I…

Aron Kincaid

Aron Kincaid with co-star Brenda Benet of Beach Ball (1965) Aron Kincaid (born Norman Neale Williams II, 15 June 1940, Los Angeles, California; died: 6 January 2011, Los Angeles, California) First credit: Thriller (TV 7-Mar-1961) The Ordeal of Dr Cordell – rally speaker (as Norm Williams) The Girls on the Beach (12-May-1965) Wayne Ski Party…

Bobbi Shaw

Bobbi Shaw as Buster Keaton’s offsider Khola Khoku in How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965) Bobbi Shaw: born Barbara Shaw, 16 September 1943. Pajama Party (11 Nov 1964) Beach Blanket Bingo (14-Apr-1965) Ski Party (30-Jun-1965) How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (14-Jul-1965) Sergeant Deadhead (18-Aug-1965) The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (6-Apr-1966) Final credit:…

Jo Collins

Jo Collins (born Janet Canoy 5 Aug 1945, Lebanon Oregon). Playboy Playmate of the Month, December 1964 Ski Party (30-Jun-1965) Jo How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (14-Jul-1965) beach girl Sergeant Deadhead (18-Aug-1965) Gail Lord Love a Duck (21-Feb-1966) Kitten Fireball 500 (07-Jun-1966) Leander fan

Patti Chandler

Patti Chandler (born Patricia Ann Lauderback, 8 December 1943 Culver City, California). Bikini Beach (22-Jul-1964) beach girl Pajama Party (11 Nov 1964) pyjama girl Beach Blanket Bingo (14-Apr-1965) Patti Ski Party (30-Jun-1965) Janet How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (14-Jul-1965) Patti Sergeant Deadhead (18-Aug-1965) Patti Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (6-Nov-1965) robot The Ghost…

Dwayne Hickman

Dwayne Hickman (born 18 May 1934, Los Angeles, California) Ski Party (30-Jun-1965) Craig Gamble How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (14-Jul-1965)  Ricky Sergeant Deadhead (18-Aug-1965) Dwayne Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (6-Nov-1965) Todd Armstrong

Deborah Walley

Deborah Walley (Aug 12, 1941, Bridgeport, Connecticut – May 10, 2001, Sedona, Arizona – esophageal cancer). Married to John Ashley 1962 – 66. Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961) … Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) Ski Party (1965) Sergeant Dead Head (1965) Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965) The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966) Spinout (1966)…

Linda Bent

Linda Bent (born Linda Jean Opie, 30 Mar 1939 Los Angeles, California) Muscle Beach Party (25 Mar 1964) surfer girl – as Linda Opie Bikini Beach (22-Jul-1964) beach girl Pajama Party (11 Nov 1964) pajama girl as Lind Opie Beach Blanket Bingo (14-Apr-1965) beach girl Ski Party (30-Jun-1965) How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (14-Jul-1965)…

Mary Hughes

Mary Hughes (born Mary Cecilia Hughes, 25 Feb 1944 Hollywood, California; died 13 Dec 2007 Malibu, California) Muscle Beach Party (25 Mar 1964) surfer girl Bikini Beach (22-Jul-1964) beach girl Pajama Party (11 Nov 1964) pyjama girl Beach Blanket Bingo (14-Apr-1965) beach girl Ski Party (30-Jun-1965) Mary How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (14-Jul-1965) beach…

Ed Garner

Above: Ed Garner and Patti Chandler in a promotional photo for Pajama Party (1964) Ed Garner (born 1944 Los Angeles) Complete credits: Beach Party (7-Aug-1963) surfer – as Eddie Garner Muscle Beach Party (25 Mar 1964) surfer boy Bikini Beach (22-Jul-1964) surfer Pajama Party (11 Nov 1964) pajama boy Beach Blanket Bingo (14-Apr-1965) beach boy…

Luree Holmes

Above: Ski Party, featuring [unknown], Luree Holmes, Frankie Avalon, Salli Sachse Luree Holmes (born Luree Nicholson 24 April 1942) Beach Party (7-Aug-1963) as Luree Nicholson Muscle Beach Party (25 Mar 1964) Bikini Beach (22-Jul-1964) Pajama Party (11 Nov 1964) Beach Blanket Bingo (14-Apr-1965) Ski Party (30-Jun-1965) How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (14-Jul-1965) Sergeant Deadhead…

Frankie Avalon

Frankie Avalon (born Francis Thomas Avallone 18 September 1939) Beach Party (7-Aug-1963) Muscle Beach Party (25 Mar 1964) Bikini Beach (22-Jul-1964) Pajama Party (11 Nov 1964) Socum – guest cameo Beach Blanket Bingo (14-Apr-1965) I’ll Take Sweden (United Artists 18 Jun 1965) Kenny Klinger Ski Party (30-Jun-1965) Todd Armstrong How to Stuff a Wild Bikini…

Annette Funicello

Annette Funicello (22 Oct 1942 – 8 April 2013) Beach Party (7-Aug-1963) Dolores Muscle Beach Party (25 Mar 1964) Dee Dee Bikini Beach (22-Jul-1964) Dee Dee Pajama Party (11 Nov 1964) Connie Beach Blanket Bingo (14-Apr-1965) Dee Dee The Monkey’s Uncle (Disney 18 Aug 1965) Jennifer Ski Party (30-Jun-1965) Prof. Sony Roberts – uncredited How…

Salli Sachse

Salli Sachse: born Sally Irene Rogers, 25 June 1943, San Diego Muscle Beach Party (1964) Bikini Beach (1964) Pajama Party (1965) – uncredited Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) Ski Party (1965) – Indian (as a name) *has dialogue How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965) Sergeant Dead Head (1965) – Sue Ellen Dr. Goldfoot and the…

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 Blanket Bingo (1965) Beach Boy Ski Party (1965) Mickey How to Stuff a Wild Bikini…

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 Bingo (1965) – Butch Ski Party (1965) – Bobby How to Stuff a Wild Bikini…