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Track of Thunder (1967)

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

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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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