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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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The Swedes

I’ll Take Sweden (1965): starring Frankie Avalon (born 1939), Tuesday Weld (born 1943), Jeremy Slate (1926-2006), Rosemarie Frankland (1943-2000), Bob Hope (1903-2003) and Dina Merrill (born 1923).

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Frankie takes Sweden

Frankie Avalon and Bob Hope’s mistress Rosemarie Frankland in the comedy dud “I’ll Take Sweden” (1965).  

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Guys are swinging with their Dolls

Muscle Beach Party (1964) synopsis: Surfers Frankie and Dee Dee and their friends become uneasy when muscleman Flex Martian and his friends from Jack Fanny‘s gym invade their section of the beach. On a yacht offshore, a wealthy contessa named … Continue reading

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diverting and zany

Critical reaction to Muscle Beach Party was, not surprisingly, harsh. The New York Post branded the outing “abysmal.” Photoplay was kinder, daring to suggest that Muscle Beach Party was superior to Beach Party while Seventeen went out on a limb … Continue reading

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a beach romp in color

Beach Party (1963) What’s wrong with a beach romp in color that contains some tanned, carefree youngsters, their musical hi-jinks and their light-hearted involvement with a snoopy anthropologist and his loving assistant? Obviously, not a sun-baked thing. September 26, 1963 … Continue reading

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Newlyweds 1963

Frankie Avalon married Kathryn “Kay” Diebel 19 January 1963.

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Young Marrieds

Newlyweds Kay Diebel and Frankie Avalon coming out of at St. Charles Catholic Church in North Hollywood, 19 January 1963.

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Young Marrieds

Newlyweds Jack Gilardi (drinking) and Annette Funicello visiting with their guests, the married couple of Kay Diebel and Frankie Avalon, at their wedding reception at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9 January 1965.

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Surfin’, swingin’ and a-surfin’

Frankie Avalon and Jody McCrea grab their boards in Beach Party (1963). | Well, I looked at the heavies, they were rollin’ in fast | I knew I’d better make it, ‘cos I just don’t blast | I’m surfin’, | … Continue reading

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