Category Archives: Where The Boys Are

Melanie Tolman

Yvette Mimieux (born 1942). First three film credits: Platinum High School (1960) Lorinda Nibley; The Time Machine (1960) Weena; Where the Boys Are (1960) Melanie Tolman. Retired from acting at age 49, final screen credit: a supporting role in the … Continue reading

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Tuggle Carpenter

Paula Prentiss (born 1938): discovered by a talent scout at Northwestern University (Illinois) for Where the Boys Are (1960). Later appeared in Follow the Boys (1963) with Connie Francis. Married to actor Richard Benjamin (born 1938) since 1961. Most recent … Continue reading

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Merritt Andrews

Dolores Hart (born 1938) 10 films in Hollywood, including the lead role of Merritt Andrews in Where the Boys Are (1960) and two movies with Elvis Presley, before retiring to join a convent.

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Angie, Bonnie, Libby and Ginger

Connie Francis, born Concetta Rosemarie Franconero, 12 December 1938, Newark, New Jersey. She acted in four movies: Where the Boys Are (1960) Angie; Follow the Boys (1963) Bonnie Pulaski; Looking for Love (1964) Libby Caruso; When the Boys Meet The … Continue reading

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xes spelled backwards

Where The Boys Are (1960) — Here are all these youngsters jammed together, on the beach, in beer joints and motels—coeds from state universities, fellows from the Ivy League—with only one thing on their minds. That is xes spelled backwards. … Continue reading

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A zany satire on teenage girls!

Glendon Swarthout, an associate professor of English at MSU, was teaching an honors class in 1958 when he overheard one of his students talking about spring break. When Swarthout asked his students for more specifics, he was invited to join … Continue reading

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Why do thousands of coeds flock to Fort Lauderdale?

“This novel is meant to be a half-gay, half-sad, but always breezy account of that, by now, minor institution — the collegiate goings-on in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, during the spring semester vacation.” Kirkus Review.

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highly carbonated elixir of sex, sunshine and beer

Here are all these youngsters jammed together, on the beach, in beer joints and motels—coeds from state universities, fellows from the Ivy League—flirting and making passes, with only one thing on their minds. That is xes spelled backwards. BOSLEY CROWTHER, … Continue reading

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Rory Harrity

Rory Dion Harrity: born 26 May 1933, Jacksonville Florida USA; died 23 July 1974, Klosters Graubünden Switzerland; buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Ocala Florida USA.

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Yvette and a french poodle

Yvette Mimieux as Melanie Tolman in the comedy-drama “Where The Boys Are” (1960). “… a third coed, played by Yvette Mimieux, falls madly and recklessly in love with a fickle Yale man, Rory Harrity, and becomes a bit of a … Continue reading

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Where the fish are!

Paula Prentiss, born Paula Ragusa, 4 March 1938, San Antonio Texas. Discovered in 1958 by a talent scout at Northwestern University (Illinois), she was cast in a comic role opposite Jim Hutton (1934 – 79) in Where the Boys Are (1960).  … Continue reading

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Paula brushing

Paula Prentiss Born Paula Ragusa, 4 March 1938, San Antonio Texas. Discovered in 1958 by a talent scout at Northwestern University (Illinois). Cast in the comic role of wisecracking but chaste tomboy “Tuggle Carpenter” in Where the Boys Are (1960). First … Continue reading

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Yvette in time

Yvette Carmen Mimieux, born 8 January 1942, Hollywood California. Retired from acting at age 49, final screen credit: a supporting role in the Jackie Collins’ TV movie Lady Boss (1992). First three film credits: Platinum High School (13-May-1960) Lorinda Nibley … Continue reading

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Paula is tall

Paula Prentiss, born Paula Ragusa, 4 March 1938, San Antonio Texas. Discovered in 1958 by a talent scout at Northwestern University (Illinois). Cast in the comic role of wisecracking but chaste tomboy “Tuggle Carpenter” in Where the Boys Are (1960) opposite … Continue reading

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Tuggle cuddles a puppy

Paula Prentiss plays tomboy Tuggle Carpenter in Where The Boys Are (1960).

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Dolores Hart dramatic portrait

Dolores Hart: star of Where The Boys Are (1960), the original Florida holiday beach movie, and two Elvis Presley movies: Loving You (1957) and King Creole (1958).

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Barbara Nichols and the Duke

John Wayne and Barbara Nichols (1928 – 1976) dressed in her usual role of a burlesque performer and striptease artist, such as ‘Lola Fandango’ in Where The Boys Are (1960) and Blossom LaTour in The Swinger (1966) .

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Where The Boys Are (1960) Merritt and Melanie

Dolores Hart as feisty Merritt Andrews and Yvette Mimieux as naïve Melanie Tolman in the college student comedy-drama, Where The Boys Are (1960).

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The Girls of ‘Where The Boys Are’ (1960)

Connie Francis, Dolores Hart, Yvette Mimieux, and Paula Prentiss share a joke on the set of Where The Boys Are (1960)

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Barbara Nichols

Barbara Nichols: born Barbara Marie Nickerauer, 10 December 1928, Queens New York City New York; died 5 October 1976 (liver disease), Hollywood Los Angeles California. First credit: Studio One in Hollywood (TV 1953) ‘Confessions of a Nervous Man’ – First … Continue reading

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George Hamilton

Above: George Hamilton with co-star Dolores Hart in the original beach holiday movie, Where The Boys Are (1960). George Hamilton: born George Stevens Hamilton IV, 12 August 1939, Memphis Tennessee. First credit: The Veil (TV 1958) ’The Return of Madame … Continue reading

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Connie Francis

Where the Boys Are (1960) with Frank Gorshin (the Riddler in Batman) as a short-sighted jazz musician and Connie Francis as his muse. Connie Francis, born Concetta Rosemarie Franconero, 12 December 1938, Newark, New Jersey. She acted in four movies: … Continue reading

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Yvette Mimieux

Yvette Carmen Mimieux, born 8 January 1942, Hollywood California. Retired from acting at age 49, final screen credit: a supporting role in the Jackie Collins’ TV movie Lady Boss (1992). First three film credits: Platinum High School (13-May-1960) Lorinda Nibley … Continue reading

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Paula Prentiss

Paula Prentiss, born Paula Ragusa, 4 March 1938, San Antonio Texas. Discovered in 1958 by a talent scout at Northwestern University (Illinois), she was cast in a comic role opposite Jim Hutton (1934 – 79) in Where the Boys Are (1960).  … Continue reading

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Dolores Hart

Dolores Hart: born Dolores Hicks, 20 October 1938 Chicago Illinois, daughter of actor Bert Hicks. 10 films in Hollywood before retiring from acting to join a Roman Catholic convent: Loving You (1957) with Elvis Presley, Wild is the Wind (1957), … Continue reading

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