Category Archives: Wild Wild Winter

Six Sandra Louise Posters

Chris Noel: born Sandra Louise Noel, 2 July 1941, West Palm Beach Florida. First credit: Soldier in the Rain (1963). Advertisements

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Jack and Chris on a date

Chris Noel: star of Beach Ball (1965) and Wild Wild Winter (1966): I prayed, “Please God, help me to be able to do something to help these young men in war.” My opportunity soon came. I learned through my boyfriend … Continue reading

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Chris on the rocks

Chris Noel: star of Beach Ball (1965), Wild Wild Winter (1966), supporting roles in Get Yourself A College Girl (1964), Girl Happy (1965), American International Pictures‘ The Glory Stompers (1967) and For Singles Only (1968)

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The Ski Lesson

Wild Wild Winter (Universal Pictures, released 5 January 1966). Producer: Bart Patton (Beach Ball, Out of Sight). Director: Lennie Weinrib (Beach Ball, Out of Sight). Writer: David Malcolm (aka Sam Locke – (The Girls on the Beach, Beach Ball). Girls: … Continue reading

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A Surfin’ Snow Ball!

Chris Noel and Gary Clarke in Wild Wild Winter (1965) A Patton-Weinrib production. From The New York Times, January 6, 1966: “Maybe “Wild Wild Winter” will make the teen-agers tingle—the ones planning to attend a snow-draped college, thronged with giggly … Continue reading

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Snowballed?

Suzie Kaye (1941 – 2008) in a publicity photo for Wild Wild Winter (1966). Tom Lisanti: “Either as a sultry brunette or dippy blonde, Suzie Kaye was a talented actress/singer/dancer who made her mark in ‘60s drive-in movies. … As … Continue reading

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From ‘West Side Story’ to a wild winter story

Suzie Kaye (1941 – 2008). Tom Lisanti: “Either as a sultry brunette or dippy blonde, Suzie Kaye was a talented actress/singer/dancer who made her mark in ‘60s drive-in movies. … As a brunette she went on to play small roles … Continue reading

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Getting close on the ski slopes

Chris Noel teaches Gary Clarke how to ski in Wild Wild Winter (1965) A Patton-Weinrib production. From The New York Times, January 6, 1966: “Maybe “Wild Wild Winter” will make the teen-agers tingle—the ones planning to attend a snow-draped college, … Continue reading

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Blonde Beauty

Chris Noel started out as a model and saving up enough money, ventured out to Hollywood. She eventually got an audition for the part opposite Steve Mc Queen in Soldier In The Rain. She then made her obligatory appearances in … Continue reading

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Snow Party movies

Winter A-Go-Go (1965) Jeff Forrester inherits a ski lodge at Lake Tahoe. With the help of his friend and promotion director Danny Frazer and his secretary Jo Ann Wallace, he wants to renovate the lodge as a ski resort for … Continue reading

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A Surfin’ Snow Ball!

Original poster for Wild Wild Winter (1966), featuring a bikini-clad Chris Noel.

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Chris Noel studies her script

Chris Noel: star of Beach Ball (1965), Wild Wild Winter (1966), supporting roles in Get Yourself A College Girl (1964), Girl Happy (1965), American International Pictures‘ The Glory Stompers (1967) and For Singles Only (1968)

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Dick and Dee Dee in ‘Wild Wild Winter’ (1966)

Sixties pop duo ‘Dick and Dee Dee’ sing Heartbeats backed by Rich Fifield and ‘The Astronauts’ in Wild Wild Winter (1966).

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Wild Wild Winter (1966) sub-plot

The dean of the ski college, James Wellman, listens to complaining college student Steve Franken, while gangsters Dick Miller (Beach Ball, The Girls On The Beach, Ski Party and Wild Wild Winter) and Val Avery threaten in the background.

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Steve Franken dressed for dinner

Steve Franken: from ‘Chatsworth Osbourne Junior’ in 30 episodes of The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (TV 1960 – 1963) with Dwayne Hickman and Bob Denver. Other 1960s credits: Wild Wild Winter (1966); an episode of Batman (TV 1967) with … Continue reading

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Wild Wild Winter (1966) The Beau Brummels

The Beau Brummels, house band in Wild Wild Winter (1966), with actors Don Edmonds, Les Brown Jr., Gary Clarke and Steve Rogers.

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Wild Wild Winter (1966) Rich Fifield

Lead singer of the Astronauts, house band in Wild Wild Winter (1966).

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Wild Wild Winter (1966) on location

Chris Noel on location for Wild Wild Winter (1966).

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Wild Wild Winter (1965) lobby card dancing

A surf and ski movie.

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Wild Wild Winter (1966) production stills 2

Starring Chris Noel and Gary Clarke

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Wild Wild Winter (1966) production stills

A Bart Patton – Lennie Weinrib production

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Wild Wild Winter (1966) stars

Wild Wild Winter (1966) Chris Noel and Gary Clarke

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James Wellman

James Wellman: born James Wellman-Bibby, 1921, England. After serving in the Royal Air Force during World War Two, Wellman became a Shakespearian actor and then moved to Hollywood. First credit: The Tragedy of King Richard II (TV Movie) A Welsh … Continue reading

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Gary Clarke

Gary Clarke: born Clarke Frederic Lamoreaux, 16 August 1936, Los Angeles, California. Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV 1957) ‘A Reasonable Doubt’ – Sharpie … Wild Wild Winter (5-Jan-1966) Ronnie … Most recent: Billy and the Bandit (TV 2015) … Continue reading

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Steve Franken

Steve Franken (far right) with co-stars Gary Clarke and Chris Noel in Wild Wild Winter (1966) Steve Franken: born Stephen Robert Franken, 27 May 1932, Queens New York; died 24 August 2012, Canoga Park, Los Angeles California. First credit: Cop … Continue reading

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Anna Lavelle

Anna Lavelle as Polly on Beach Ball (1965) Anna Lavelle Beach Ball (29-Sep-1965) Polly Wild Wild Winter (5-Jan-1966) Joan The Silencers (18 February 1966) bikini girl – uncredited The Oscar (1966) actress – uncredited

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Vicky Albright

Vicky Albright and Les Brown Jr on location for Wild Wild Winter (1965) Vicky Albright: born Victoria Arnita Albright, 8 April 1945, Los Angeles California. Complete screen credits: The Donna Reed Show (TV 1962) ‘Man of Action’ – Midge Leave … Continue reading

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Suzie Kaye

Suzie Kaye: born Susan Helene Klein, 2 September 1941, New York City New York; died 5 March 2008, Delray Beach Florida. West Side Story (1961) Rosalia … Wild Wild Winter (5-Jan-1966) Sandy C’mon, Let’s Live a Little (3-Mar-1967) Bee Bee … Continue reading

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Don Edmonds

Don Edmonds (left) with Suzie Kaye (right) in Wild, Wild Winter (1966) Don Edmonds: born 1 September 1937, Kansas City Missouri; died: 30 May 2009, North Hollywood California. First credit: The Betty Hutton Show (TV Series) Beach Ball (29-Sep-1965) Wild … Continue reading

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Chris Noel

Chris Noel: born Sandra Louise Noel, 2 July 1941, West Palm Beach Florida. First credit: Soldier in the Rain (27-Nov-1963) Frances McCoy Girl Happy (14-Apr-1965) Betsy Beach Ball (29-Sep-1965) Susan Get Yourself A College Girl (18-Dec-1965) Sue Ann Mobley Wild … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Linda Rogers

Linda Rogers (born Linda Jo Rogers, 21 Sep 1941) Seven film credits: 5 Branded Women (1960) as Lina Rogers Beach Party (7-Aug-1963) The Mice The Comedy of Terrors (22 Jan 1964) Phipps’ maid Bikini Beach (22-Jul-1964) Rat Pack Pajama Party … Continue reading

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