Ahna, not Anna

Ahna Capri, who began as a child actress in the 1950s and had a career as a sexy starlet through the 1970s, died on August 19 at age 65 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Los Angeles ~ August 24, 2010 | The Hollywood Reporter.

Al, Carl, Dennis, Mike and Brian

THE GIRLS ON THE BEACH (1965) The Beatles are coming…to a southern California sorority party! At least the Alpha Beta sorority thinks so! Believing that The Beatles have agreed to fly from England to perform at their fundraiser, the girls arrange for a big musical show and begin a full-scale promotion. When the Fabs don’t…

Gloria Tate

Linda Marshall: born 6 Jan 1941, graduated from East High School, Wichita Kansas 1958, retired from acting in 1967. First credit: 77 Sunset Strip (TV 10-May-1963) ‘To Catch a Mink’ – Jacqueline Duncan; co-starred as Cynthia in The Girls on the Beach (1965); final credit: Gloria Tate, the bitchy neighbour, in Tammy and the Millionaire…

Vale Noreen

Noreen Corcoran, the Adopted Niece on TV’s ‘Bachelor Father,’ Dies at 72. 15 January 2016

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…

It takes off where the others leave off!

THE GIRLS ON THE BEACH 1965. The Beatles are coming…to a southern California sorority party! At least the Alpha Beta sorority thinks so! Believing that The Beatles have agreed to fly from England to perform at their fundraiser, the girls arrange for a big musical show and begin a full-scale promotion. When the Fabs don’t…

Noreen reads her fan-mail

In 1957, with a little help from Ronald Reagan — who was working at the same studio and happened to see the screen tests for the show, and recommended Noreen Corcoran over a rival actress — she won the starring role in the situation comedy Bachelor Father. For the next five years, Corcoran was practically…

Hollywood kids – Noreen and Aron

Born Norman Neale Williams II, Aron Kincaid made a few uncredited appearances in films including Roger Corman’s 1959 “The Wasp Woman” and 1960’s “Spartacus” even while in college. Leonard Freeman also used the thesp as Noreen Corcoran’s b.f. in 1957’s “The Bachelor Father.” Aron Kincaid dies at 70, VARIETY, January 13, 2011.

Gloria Tate from ‘Tammy & The Millionaire’

Linda Marshall: born 6 Jan 1941, graduated from East High School, Wichita Kansas 1958, retired from acting in 1967. First credit: 77 Sunset Strip (TV 10-May-1963) ‘To Catch a Mink’ – Jacqueline Duncan. Played Cynthia in The Girls on the Beach (1965). Final credit: ‘Gloria Tate’ in Tammy and the Millionaire (TV 1965-66).

Lana and a leopard

Lana Wood: born 1 March 1946 in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, younger sister of Hollywood movie star Natalie Wood. Lana’s first main movie role was “Debbie” in The Girls on the Beach (1965). Photo by Pierluigi Praturlon, italian celebrity photographer.

To Lorraine, with my best wishes always,

Noreen Corcoran: from child star, to beach girl, to arts adminstrator. Starting in TV at the age of eight, Corcoran retired from acting in 1965 at the age of 22, and later worked as the administrator of a ballet company.

They want to marry a Beatle

In the finale to The Girls On The Beach (1965), the unnamed all-girl band performs “I Want To Marry A Beatle”. From left to right: Noreen Corcoran, Gale Gerber, Lana Wood, Linda Marshall. Video from the movie here.

Bikini girls running on the beach

The girls of The Girls On The Beach (1965): five main actresses are closest to the camera: Noreen Corcoran, Linda Marshall, Lana Wood, Lori Saunders and Gale Gerber.

Female Beatle Impersonator

Linda Marshall as George Harrison in The Girls On The Beach (1965). The Beatles are coming…to a southern California sorority party! At least the Alpha Beta sorority thinks so! Believing that The Beatles have agreed to fly from England to perform at their fundraiser, the girls arrange for a big musical show and begin a…

It’s Her Beach Party: Lesley Gore (1946 – 2015)

In The Girls On The Beach (1965), Lesley Gore (1946 – 2015) sings two songs: It’s Gotta Be You and I Don’t Wanna Be A Loser. She also appears as herself in Ski Party (1965), singing Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows. “With her flicked hair, and lace and bow outfits, the diminutive Gore evinced the pistachio…

Girls and Boys in Drag

The Girls On The Beach (1965) features Martin West, Steve Rogers and Aron Kincaid dressing up as girls to get out of the Sorority House; and Lana Wood and Linda Marshall (plus Noreen Corcoran and Gale Gerber/Gail Gimore) dressing up as The Beatles.

One blond actor, two beach movies

Aron Kincaid: one of the boys in The Girls On The Beach (1965) along with Steve Rogers and Martin West; and one of the boys in Beach Ball (1965), along with Don Edmonds, Robert Logan, and Edd Byrnes.

Two movies, one photoshoot

Gail Gilmore (a.k.a. Gale Gerber) in publicity photos for two excellent beach movies: Paramount’s The Girls On The Beach (released 12 May 1965) and Beach Ball (released 29 September 1965). Other actors who appear in both films: Aron Kincaid and Dick Miller.

It takes off where the others leave off!

The Girls On The Beach (1965): the beach movie with a feminist slant: following the female characters, not the males. Starring Noreen Corcoran: beloved child and teenage star of TV sitcom Bachelor Father (TV 1957 – 1962).

Linda Saunders in the news

Linda Saunders aka Lori Saunders of Petticoat Junction (TV) in publicity for The Beach Boys-themed The Girls On The Beach (1965)

Lori Saunders

Lori Saunders (aka Linda Saunders): born Linda Marie Hines, 4 October 1941, Kansas City Missouri. First credit: The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (TV 1960) – as Linda Hines … The Girls on the Beach (12-May-1965) Patricia Johnson (as Linda Saunders) Petticoat Junction (TV 1965 – 70) Bobbie Jo Bradley – 148 episodes … Final…

Peter Brooks

Peter Brooks: born Jan Zajaczowski First credit: Ichabod and Me (TV 1961) ’Teenage Journalist’ Gidget Goes to Rome (1963) Clay Anderson Girl Happy (14-Apr-1965) Brentwood Von Durgenfeld The Girls on the Beach (12-May-1965) Stu Rankin Gidget (TV 1965) ‘Too Many Cooks’ Corky Final credit: Hogan’s Heroes (TV 1968) Christopher Downes

Gail Gilmore

Gail Gilmour: born Gail Gerber, 4 October 1937, Edmonton Canada; died: 2 March 2014, Sharon, Connecticut. Girl Happy (14-Apr-1965) Nancy The Girls on the Beach (12-May-1965) Georgia – as Gale Gerber Beach Ball (29-Sep-1965) Deborah Village of the Giants (Embassy 20-Oct-1965) Elsa Harum Scarum (Four-Leaf 15-Dec-1965) Sapphire

Mary Mitchel

Mary Mitchel: born Mary Dingman, 19 September 19 1940, Hollywood California. First credit: Leave It to Beaver (TV 1961) ‘Wally’s Chauffeur’ Evelyn Boothby A Swingin’ Summer (1-Apr-1965) Shirley – as Mary Mitchell The Girls on the Beach (12-May-1965) Emily Final credit: Spider Baby or, The Maddest Story Ever Told (1967) Ann Morris

Lana Wood

Lana Wood born Svetlana Nikolaevna Gurdin, 1 March 1946, Santa Monica California. Younger sister of Natalie Wood, famous for the role of ‘Plenty O’Toole’ in James Bond’s Diamonds Are Forever (1971). First credit: The Searchers (1956)Younger Debbie Edwards – the younger version of the character played by her sister, Natalie Wood. The Girls on the…

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 Bachelor Father (TV 1962) ‘Kelly, the Home Executive’ – Myrtle Dawson For Those Who Think…

Nancy Spry

Nancy Spry: Miss Teen USA 1964, class of 1965 Birmingham High School, Van Nuys California. The Girls on the Beach (Paramount 12-May-1965)

Anna Capri

Above: Peter Brooks and Ana Capri in The Girls on the Beach (1965). Anna Capri: born Anna Marie Nanasi, 6 July 1944, Budapest Hungary; died 19 August 2010, car accident, Los Angeles, California. Credited as Anna Marie Nanansi 1956 – 1960; Anna Capri to 1970, Terry Capri and Ahna Capri from 1971 onwards. First credit:…

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…

Linda Marshall

Linda Marshall: born 6 Jan 1941, graduated from East High School, Wichita Kansas 1958, retired from acting in 1967. First credit: 77 Sunset Strip (TV 10-May-1963) ‘To Catch a Mink’ – Jacqueline Duncan The Girls on the Beach (12-5-1965) Cynthia Final credit: Tammy and the Millionaire (TV 1965-66) Gloria Tate

Martin West

Above: Tuesday Weld and Martin West in Lord Love a Duck (1966) Martin West: born Martin Weixelbaum, 28 August 28 1937, Southampton New York. First credit: Freckles (19-Oct-1960) Freckles A Swingin’ Summer (1-Apr-1965) Turk The Girls on the Beach (12-May-1965) Duke Lord Love a Duck (21-Feb-1966) Bob Bernard General Hospital (TV 1967 – 1975) Dr…

Noreen Corcoran

Noreen Corcoran: born 20 October 1943, Quincy Massachusetts. First screen credit: The Adventures of Kit Carson (TV 19-Jan-1952) ‘Curse of the Albas’ Bachelor Father (TV 1957-62) Kelly Gregg Gidget Goes to Rome (7-Aug-1963) Lucy McDougall The Girls on the Beach (12-May-1965) Selma Final credit: The Big Valley (TV Series 15-Dec-1965) Sharon

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…