The Singing Seven

Paul Petersen (b. 1945), Bobby Crawford (b. 1944), Johnny Crawford (b. 1946), Lori Martin (1947-2010), Tim Considine (b. 1940), Roberta Shaw (b. 1943), Shelley Fabares (b. 1944) – 1963 TV Guide.

Why we like…

Girl Happy (1965): Lyn Edgington (1935 – 2005), Shelley Fabares, and Chris Noel.

Why we like…

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

Shelley is a dream

Shelley Fabares in medieval costume for a dream sequence that appears over one of the songs in the Sam Katzman musical Hold On! (1966) – a vehicle for UK Beatles-imitators “Herman’s Hermits.” The musical numbers and Shelley Fabares are the bright spots in an otherwise dull movie.

Peter and Shelley

Peter Noone – lead singer of British Beatles-imitators Herman’s Hermits – and American co-star Shelley Fabares in a promotional photo for Hold On! (1966). Noone’s inability to act weighs down this featherweight movie.

Brunette Shelley

Shelley Fabares: short blonde hair in Ride The Wild Surf, short redhead in Girl Happy, shoulder length blonde hair in Hold On!, shoulder length light brown hair with a fringe in Spinout, long dark brown hair in Clambake, long black hair in this photo.

Hold On! (1966)

Hold On! Written by James B. Gordon; directed by Arthur Lubin; produced by Sam Katzman (in between Harum Scarum and For Singles Only); a Four Leaf Production presented by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and featuring Herman’s Hermits, Shelley Fabares, Sue Ann Langdon (Bachelor Father), and Sam Katzman favourite Hortense Petra (Kissin’ Cousins, Get Yourself A College Girl, For…

The Meanest Girl In Town

Girl Happy (1965): Shelley Fabares and Elvis Presley. “In his eighteenth feature, Elvis Presley is cast as Rusty Wells, a rock ‘n roll singer (no stretch there) who is hired by a Chicago mobster to play chaperone to his daughter Valerie (Shelley Fabares). In between fending off wild, wanton collegegirls and keeping Valerie out of…

Valerie and Rusty

Girl Happy (1965): Shelley Fabares and Elvis Presley. “Elvis and three pals in a music combo arrive on the scene to keep an eye on their boss’s daughter, Shelley Fabares, and a cute chick she is. And guess what happens. That’s it—that’s the picture.” Howard Thompson, New York Times.  

Seadrift Motel

Girl Happy (1965): Shelley Fabares and Elvis Presley. “Elvis and three pals in a music combo arrive on the scene to keep an eye on their boss’s daughter, Shelley Fabares, and a cute chick she is. And guess what happens. That’s it—that’s the picture.” Howard Thompson, New York Times.

Fabares and Forte

Shelley Fabares and Fabian Forte, co-stars of Ride The Wild Surf (1964). Surfboard by Phil Sauers of Downey, California.

Fabares by the bay

“In Hawaii there’s a place known as Waimea Bay/ Where the best surfers in the world come to stay.”

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.

Shelley in a pearly shell

Shelley Fabares in a publicity photo for Clambake (1967) Born Michele Marie Fabares January 19, 1944 Santa Monica, California. Starred in the surf movie Ride The Wild Surf (released 5-Aug-1964) Brie Matthews. Three movies with Elvis Presley: Girl Happy (14-Apr-1965) Valerie Spinout (17-Oct-66) 1966) Cynthia Foxhug Clambake (4-Dec-1967) Diane Carter One movie with Herman’s Hermits:…

Dawn Shelley, Barbara and Lori

Ride The Wild Surf (1964) co-star Shelley Fabares, Dawn Wells off Gilligan’s Island and Hot Rod Girl (1956) Lori Nelson congratulate Barbara Eden at her baby shower.

Elvis favorites

Shelley Fabares and Bill Bixby in a publicity photo for Clambake (1967). These Actors Clearly Owe Their Success to Elvis Presley: Bill Bixby — Clambake (1967), Speedway (1968). When Bixby appeared in Clambake — the first of two Presley movies he showed up in, with the other being Speedway, a movie which also featured the…

Happy Girls and Sunny Daze

Elvis Presley’s Girl Happy (1965) with Nita Talbot as stripper ‘Sunny Daze’, watched by Lyn Edgington, Fabrizio Mioni, Shelley Fabares and Chris Noel. “Elvis and three pals in a music combo arrive on the scene to keep an eye on their boss’s daughter, Shelley Fabares, and a cute chick she is. And guess what happens….

Shelley and Fabian in Hawaii

Shelley Fabares and Fabian Forte, co-stars of Ride The Wild Surf (1964). Surfboard by Phil Sauers of Downey, California.

Elvis leaning on a palm tree and Shelley Fabares

An overweight and sickly-looking Elvis Presley with a worried-looking Shelley Fabares in Clambake (1967). Shelley Fabares’ third and final film with Elvis Presley. Generally regarded as one of the worst Elvis movies, marginaly better than Double Trouble and Harum Scarum. I like it.

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