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Spinout (1966): Shelley Fabares, Deborah Walley, Diane McBain and Dodie Marshall. Advertisements

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sleek styling

This high powered sleek styling performance vehicle was featured in American International‘s motion picture “The Fireball 500“ ~ Promotions Inc, 19717 E Nine Mile, St Clair Shores, Michigan.

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Leander and Fans

Linda Bent, Salli Sachse and Fabian in George Barris‘ title car of Fireball 500 (1966): Fabian and Frankie Avalon are rival stock car drivers competing for the affections of Annette Funicello. The days of fun in the sand, surfing and … Continue reading

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1966 Plymouth Barracuda

Annette Funicello with the George Barris title car from Fireball 500 (1966): The base of the car was a 1966 Plymouth Barracuda; the signature characteristic was the dual cockpit, and to give the car its luminous shine, four men spent … Continue reading

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Track of Thunder (1967)

Track of Thunder (15 September 1967 – Ambassador Films/United Artists), starring Brenda Benet and Tommy Kirk.

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Willa in the Hangout

Karen Hamilton in the non-speaking and uncredited role of ‘Willa’ in Speedway (1968).

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Karen Sue Hamilton 1945 – 1969

Born Karen Sue Levitt in Queens, New York, November 14, 1945. Graduated from Bayside High School, New York, in January 1962.

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Frankie and Sue

Sue Hamilton and Frankie Avalon in Fireball 500 (1966). Born Los Angeles 1940, Playboy Magazine Miss April 1965 (as Sue Williams), five AIP beach movies and three episodes of Gidget between July 1965 and June 1966, final appearance as Sue … Continue reading

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Rhoda Bailey Wolf

Dodie Marshall dancing with Elvis Presley in Spinout (1966)

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The Lively Set (1964)

The Lively Set (24 October 1964) Universal Pictures Directed by Jack Arnold (1916-92) – Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954), Hello Down There (1969); written by Mel Goldberg (1922-2015) – Hang ‘Em High (1968); produced by William Alland (1916-97) – … Continue reading

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James Darren

James Darren: born James William Ercolani, 8 June 1936, Philadelphia USA. First credit Rumble on the Docks (1956) with Timothy Carey. Selected credits: Gidget (1959 – Moondoggie) with Sandra Dee Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961 – Moondoggie) with Deborah Walley Gidget … Continue reading

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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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Coach, Director, Co-Star and King

Speedway (1968): dialogue coach Michael A. Hoey, Academy Award-winning director Norman Taurog, Nancy Sinatra and Elvis Presely on set. Hoey worked with Taurog on five Elvis movies and two Beach Party movies.

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Dodie in 1961

Dodie Marshall (Spinout 1965, Easy Come, Easy Go 1967). Born 22 December 1934, UK, educated in Philadelphia USA, married and divorced advertising executive Barry Marshall in her 20s, worked as a model before dancing on Broadway, then moving to Hollywood. … Continue reading

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The boys in the band

Spinout (1966) Jack Mullaney, Elvis Presley, Deborah Walley, Jimmy Hawkins; directed by Norman Taurog. Mullaney and Taurog had teamed up a year before for Dr Goldfoot and The Bikini Machine.

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Script Spin

Spinout (1966) Elvis Presley, Deborah Walley, Jack Mullaney, Jimmy Hawkins; directed by Norman Taurog.

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Jimmy Hawkins

Jimmy Hawkins: born 13 November 1941, Los Angeles California: Girl Happy (1965) and Spinout (1966), Gidget (TV 1966).

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Diane McBain

Diane McBain: born: 18 May 1941, Cleveland Ohio. On screen between 1959 and 2001.

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Jack Mullaney

Jack Mullaney: born 18 September 1929, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania; died 27 June 1982, Woodland Hills California. On screen from 1954, credits include two Elvis Presley movies: Tickle Me (1965) and Spinout (1966) and Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965). His … Continue reading

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Will Hutchins

Will Hutchins: born 5 May 1930, Los Angeles California: two Elvis Presley movies: Deborah Walley’s love interest in Spinout (1966) and Elvis’ identity-swap in Clambake (1967).

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Warren Berlinger

Warren Berlinger: born 31 August 1937, Brooklyn New York; supporting roles in  Spinout (1966) and Thunder Alley (1967).

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Elvis uncut

British Board of Film Classification: CALIFORNIA HOLIDAY (Also known as SPINOUT). Year: 1966. Distributor(s): MGM Pictures. Classified date(s): 02/08/1966. Approved Running time 92m 44s. Director(s) Norman Taurog. Cast includes Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Diane McBain, Dodie Marshall, Deborah Walley, Jack … Continue reading

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Deborah, Diane, Victoria and Elvis

Spinout – released 14 December 1966 USA; released in the UK as California Holiday

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Shelley in a green bikini

Shelley Fabares: three-time Elvis Presley co-star: Girl Happy (1965), Spinout (1966) and Clambake (1968) and never got to sing.

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Beach Girl Brenda in a Race Car

Former beach girl Brenda Benet climbing in or out of former beach boy Tommy Kirk‘s racing car in Track of Thunder (1967).

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Those sunglasses!

Annette Funicello in Fireball 500 (1965). Stock car racer “Fireball” Dave Owens (Frankie Avalon) arrives at the racing town of Spartanburg, South Carolina, to compete against local champion Leander Fox (Fabian). Dave wins both the first race and the admiration … Continue reading

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The lifeguard turned actor

Bill Bixby, TV Actor, Dies at 59; Starred in 3 Long-Running Series. LOS ANGELES, Nov. 22, 1993 — Bill Bixby, whose long career in television included starring roles in three popular series, died on Sunday at his home in Century … Continue reading

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Gidget fishing

Deborah Walley; Actress, 57. SEDONA, Ariz., May 14, 2001 — Deborah Walley, who appeared in a series of 1960s beach movies, died on Thursday at her home. She was 57. The cause was esophageal cancer, said Julie Parrish, a friend. … Continue reading

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New Year 1966

Update here (August 2017). Sue Hamilton: Playboy Playmate of the Month April 1965 as Sue Williams. See Sue Williams / Sue Hamilton Mystery for biographical details and discussion.

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Gidget #2

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

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A Toast To Tiffin

An interview with Pamela Tiffin by syndicated columnist John Springer, circa 1966 (published online by A Toast To Tiffin): If someone in England asks you to tiffin, they are asking you to high tea. In America, however, Tiffin is a … Continue reading

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Carpark girl

Pamela Tiffin in The Lively Set (1964). Book review: “Pamela Tiffin: Hollywood to Rome, 1961-1974. “One of the most attractive and talented actresses during the 1960s in American films eventually left to do movies in Italy and then disappeared from … Continue reading

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Rush blindly to the altar or wait, like a nice girl should?

Will James Darren finish college, or quit to go into business designing hot rods? Will he listen to the cautionary advice of his kindly old science teacher and install safeguards on his racing car, or will he recklessly go ahead … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Fireball 500 (1966) half-sheet poster

Fabian slugs Frankie Avalon on this poster, in front of a larger Annette Funicello and a dyed-blonde Julie Parrish.

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Frankie slugs Fabian in ‘Fireball 500’ (1965)

Frankie Avalon and Fabian Forte play rival drivers in American International Pictures‘ stock-car racing comedy-drama, Fireball 500 (1966)

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Frankie and Fabian and dates at the 1959 Academy Awards

Frankie Avalon: married to Kathryn “Kay” Diebel since 19 January 1963, eight children. Fabian Forte: marriages to (1) Kathleen Regan 1966 – 1975, two children; (2) Kate Netter 1980 – 1990; (3) Andrea Patrick since 1998.

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Fabian and Annette

Thunder Alley (1967) starring Fabian and Annette Funicello as stock car stunt drivers.

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Elvis Presley is a speedway driver

Elvis Presley in Speedway (1968)

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Ann-Margret and Elvis Presley in 1964

Motorbike enthusiast Ann-Margret (born Ann-Margret Olsson, 1941) with Elvis Presley (1935 – 1977) in Viva Las Vegas (1964).

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Pamela Tiffin in ‘The Lively Set’ 1964

Pamela Tiffin (born 1942) plays Eadie Manning in the drag-racing drama The Lively Set (1964), produced and distributed by Universal Pictures.

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Pamela Tiffin and James Darren in ‘The Lively Set’ (1964)

Pamela Tiffin and James “Moondoggie” Darren in The Lively Set (1964)

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Shelley Fabares has long dark hair

Shelley Fabares: three-time Elvis Presley co-star: Girl Happy (1965), Spinout (1966) and Clambake (1968) and never got to sing.

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Len Lesser

Len Lesser: born Leonard King Lesser, 3 December 1922 New York City, New York; died 16 February 2011, Burbank California. ‘Uncle Leo’ in Seinfeld (TV 1991-98) First credit: Studio One in Hollywood (TV 1949) ‘Two Sharp Knives’ … How to … Continue reading

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Bill Bixby

Bill Bixby: born Wilfred Bailey Everett Bixby III, 22 January 1934, San Francisco California; died 21 November 1993 (cancer) Century City Los Angeles California. Actor-turned-director. In a relationship with Yvonne Craig 1965 – 67, married to Brenda Benet 1971 – … Continue reading

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The Band Without A Name in ‘Thunder Alley’

Salli Sachse, Warren Berlinger – from Spinout (1965) – and Annette Funicello in the car racing drama Thunder Alley (1967). The soundtrack credits ‘The Band Without A Name.’

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Blonde vs Brunette in ‘Thunder Alley’

Diane McBain – star of Spinout (1966) – and Annette Funicello in the racecar movie Thunder Alley (1967). Annette’s final appearance in an American International Pictures movie.

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Karla Conway on a surfboard

Karla Conway, born Karla Jo Musacchia, 5 July 1946, Pasadena, California; Playboy’s Miss April 1966; and stock-car racing fan in Fireball 500, released 7 June 1966.

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Karla Conway and Johnny Fain sitting on the beach

Playboy Playmate Karla Conway and professional surfer Johnny Fain in Conway’s April 1966 pictorial, “Malibu Beachnik”. Fain appears in six AIP Beach Party movies but Conway only appears in the AIP stock-car racing movie Fireball 500 (1966).

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Patti Chandler shops for Sheer Magic at Grants

If you dug Patti’s fantastic face and wiggy figure in “Dr Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine“, just watch the action in her wild new movies, “Ghost in the Invisible Bikini” and “Fireball 500.”

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Frankie with the farmer’s daughter

Sue Hamilton and Frankie Avalon in Fireball 500 (1966)

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Pamela Tiffin portrait

Pamela Tiffin to promote The Lively Set (1964)

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Pamela Tiffin in the carpark

Pamela Tiffin in The Lively Set (1964).

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Pamela Tiffin in ‘The Lively Set’ (1964)

Racecar driver Doug McClure, James Darren and Pamela Tiffin.

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Jack Arnold directing ‘The Lively Set’ (1964)

21 year old Pamela Tiffin and 28 year old James Darren get close under the direction of Jack Arnold (1916 -1992) for The Lively Set (1964).

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Pamela Tiffin in a hotrod

College student Eadie (Pamela Tiffin), with books and hotpants, shows off her shapely legs and figure in the back of Casey Owens’ (James Darren) hotrod racecar in The Lively Set (1964).

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Dodie Marshall

Dodie Marshall: born Rhoda Bailey Wolf, 22 December 1934, Philadelphia USA, married and divorced advertising executive Barry Marshall in her 20s, worked as a model before dancing on Broadway, then moved to Hollywood. Since the end of her acting career, … Continue reading

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Ann-Margret

Ann-Margret: born Ann-Margret Olsson, 28 April 1941, Valsjöbyn Jämtlandslän Sweden; arrived in USA 1947. 1960s movie credits: Screen debut: Pocketful of Miracles 1961) Louise State Fair (1962) Emily Porter Bye Bye Birdie (1963) Kim McAfee Viva Las Vegas (20-May-1964) Rusty … Continue reading

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Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley: born Elvis Aron Presley, 8 January 1935, Tupelo Mississippi; died 16 August 1977, Memphis Tennessee. 31 movies from Love Me Tender (1956) to Change of Habit (1969)

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Nancy Czar

Nancy Czar: born Nancy Jean Czarnecki, 4 January 1944, Milwaukee Wisconsin. USA. US Figure Skating Champion 1960. Wild Guitar (1962) Vickie Wills Girl Happy (14-Apr-1965) blonde on the beach – uncredited Winter A Go-Go (28-Oct-1965) Jonesy Perry Mason (TV 1965) … Continue reading

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Arlene Charles

Arlene Charles: born Arlene Gorek 1942, Crown Point Indiana. Miss Indiana 1964, married to heavyweight boxer Jack Quarry from about 1973; married to Mike Smith of British sixties pop group The Dave Clark Five from 2001 until his death in … Continue reading

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Deanna Lund

Deanna Lund: born 30 May 1937, Oak Park Illinois. First credit: Burke’s Law (TV 1965) ‘Peace, It’s a Gasser’ – Secretary Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (6-Nov-1965) Robot Out of Sight (12-May-1966) Tuff Bod Paradise, Hawaiian Style (9 June … Continue reading

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Tommy Kirk

Above: Tommy Kirk (born 10 December 1941) with Cheryl Sweeten (born 13 May 1944) in  a publicity photo for American International Pictures’ Pajama Party (released 11 November 1964) Tommy Kirk: born Thomas Harvey Kirk, 10 December 1941, Louisville Kentucky. First … Continue reading

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Brenda Benet 1945 – 1982

Brenda Benet: born Brenda Ann Nelson, 14 August 1945, Hollywood California; died 7 April 1982 – suicide – West Los Angeles California. First credit: The Young Marrieds (5-Oct-1964) Jill McComb #2 Beach Ball (29-Sep-1965) Samantha Harum Scarum (15-Dec-1965) Emerald Track … Continue reading

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The Sue Williams / Sue Hamilton mystery

Update here (August 2017). Sue Williams, also known as Sue Hamilton, Playboy Playmate and beach party movie actress, WAS NOT Karen Sue (Levitt) Hamilton, who died by suicide in 1969. Who was the actress who played “Peanuts” in How To … Continue reading

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Pamela Tiffin

Pamela Tiffin (born Pamela Tiffin Wonso, 13 October 1942, Oklahoma City Oklahoma) Summer and Smoke (Hal Wallis 16-Nov-1961) Nellie Ewell One, Two, Three (15-Dec-1961) Scarlett Hazeltine State Fair (9-Mar-1962) Margy Frake Come Fly with Me (MGM 27-Mar-1963) Carol Brewster For … Continue reading

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James Darren

James Darren (born James William Ercolani, 8 June 1936, Philadelphia Pennsylvania) First credit: Rumble on the Docks (1956) Jimmy Smigelski … Gidget (Columbia 10-Apr-1959) Moondoggie (Jeff Matthews) Gidget Goes Hawaiian (Columbia 2-Jun-1961) Moondoggie (Jeff Matthews) Gidget Goes to Rome (Columbia … Continue reading

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Fabian

Above: Fabian and Peter Brown in Wild the Ride Surf Fabian (born Fabiano Anthony Forte, 6 February 1943, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). In November 1965, he signed a seven-picture deal with American International Pictures. First acting credit: Hound-Dog Man (20th Century Fox … Continue reading

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Hedy Scott

Hedy Scott (born 24 January 1946 in Jodoigne, Wallonia, Belgium) Playboy Playmate of the Month June 1965 The Munsters (TV 14-Apr-1966) ‘Herman’s Sorority Caper’ – 2nd girl Fireball 500 (07-Jun-1966) Leander fan

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Maria McBane

Maria McBane (born 8 February 1946, Bilbao, Spain, educated in Detroit, Michigan) Fireball 500 (07-Jun-1966) Leander fan

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Karla Conway

Above: Playboy Playmate Karla Conway at the beach with surfer partner John Fain. Karla Conway (born Karla Jo Musacchia, 5 July 1946, Pasadena, California, USA). Fireball 500 (07-Jun-1966) Leander fan Space Thing (20-Sep-1968) Now a retired artist in Hawaii under … Continue reading

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Sue Hamilton

Sue Hamilton (aka Sue Williams) in a publicity photo for The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966). Update here (August 2017). Sue Williams: Playboy Playmate of the Month April 1965; also known as Sue Hamilton. See Sue Williams / Sue … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Rosemary Williams

Above: Irene Tsu and Rosemary Williams in a publicity photo for How to Stuff a Wild Bikini Rosemary Williams How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (14-Jul-1965) English girl Thunder Alley (22-Mar-1967)

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the end of the beach party

How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (14-Jul-1965) Final appearances by Dee Dee (Annette Funicello) and Frankie (Frankie Avalon). Final 1960s film appearance by John Fain Final actor credit for Mickey Dora Sergeant Deadhead (18-Aug-1965) Final appearance by Buster Keaton (died … Continue reading

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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) … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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Julie Parrish

Julie Parrish: Ruby Joyce Wilbar, 21 Oct 1940 (Middlesboro, Kentucky) – 1 Oct 2003 (Los Angeles, California). First credit: The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (TV 1962) ‘Strictly for the Birds’ –  Betsy Dolly Martha Trueblood The Nutty Professor (1963) … Continue reading

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Nancy Sinatra

Nancy Sinatra: born 8 June 1940, Jersey City Jersey, first child of Frank Sinatra. All movie credits: For Those Who Think Young (3 Jun 1964) Karen Cross Get Yourself a College Girl (18-Dec-1965) Lynne Marriage on the Rocks (1965) Tracy … Continue reading

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Shelley Fabares

Shelley Fabares: born Michele Marie Fabares January 19, 1944 Santa Monica, California. Ride The Wild Surf (5-Aug-1964) Brie Matthews Girl Happy (14-Apr-1965) Valerie Hold On! (22-Jun-1966) Louisa Page Spinout (17-Oct-66) 1966) Cynthia Foxhugh Clambake (4-Dec-1967) Diane Carter

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Guy Hemric

Guy Hemric: born Guy Bonson Hemric, 30 June 1931, North Carolina; died 10 January 1993 Florida) Muscle Beach Party (25 Mar 1964) beach boy Bikini Beach (22-Jul-1964) surfer Pajama Party (11 Nov 1964) pyjama boy Beach Blanket Bingo (14-Apr-1965) beach … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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William Asher

William Asher (born William Milton Asher, 8 Aug 1921 Manhattan, New York; died 16 Jul 2012 Palm Desert, California) Beach Party (7-Aug-1963) Muscle Beach Party (25 Mar 1964) Bikini Beach (22-Jul-1964) Beach Blanket Bingo (14-Apr-1965) How to Stuff a Wild … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Sharon Garrett

Sharon Garrett The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (TV Series 1962) girl Beach Party (7-Aug-1963) brunette yoga girl – uncredited Mission: Impossible (TV 1967) A Cube of Sugar dancer – uncredited Speedway (1967) dancer – uncredited

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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 … Continue reading

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Harvey Lembeck

Harvey Lembeck (15 Apr 1923 – 5 Jan 1982) Beach Party (7-Aug-1963) Love with the Proper Stranger (1963) Julio Rossi The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964) Polak Bikini Beach (22-Jul-1964) Pajama Party (11 Nov 1964) Beach Blanket Bingo (14-Apr-1965) How to … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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