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

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 1934, London, England; died 17 August 2014, San Clemente, California, USA. Obituary below.

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. Since the end of her acting career, has continued to live in Beverly Hills as…

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.

Script Spin

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

Jimmy Hawkins

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

Diane McBain

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

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 career petered out in the early seventies and he died in obscurity.

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).

Warren Berlinger

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

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 Mullaney, Will Hutchins, Warren Berlinger, Jimmy Hawkins, Carl Betz, Cecil Kellaway, Una Merkel, Frederick Worlock,…

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.

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. Ms. Walley appeared in 15 feature films. Her parts included the title role in the…

Gidget #2

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

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, has continued to live in Beverly Hills as “Dr Dodie Bailey Marshall”.

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)

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) ‘The Case of the Golden Girls’ – Teddy Bear #2 Spinout (Euterpe 14-Dec-1966) platinum beauty…

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 2008. Winter a Go-Go (Columbia 28-Oct-1965) Ski Honey Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (6-Nov-1965)…

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 1966) uncredited The Swinger (14-Nov-1966) model – uncredited Spinout (14-Dec-1966) uncredited Land of the Giants…

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. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965) The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966) Spinout (1966)…

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