Glamour Girls of Sixties Hollywood

Seventy-Five Profiles


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About the Book

During the 1960s, many models, Playboy centerfolds, beauty queens, and Las Vegas showgirls went on to become “decorative actresses” appearing scantily clad on film and television. This well illustrated homage to 75 of these glamour girls reveals their unique stories through individual biographical profiles, photographs, lists of major credits and, frequently, in-depth personal interviews. Included are Carol Wayne, Edy Williams, Inga Neilsen, Thordis Brandt, Jo Collins, Phyllis Davis, Melodie Johnson, and many equally unforgettable faces of sixties Hollywood.

About the Author(s)

Tom Lisanti is the award-winning author of multiple books about 1960s and 1970s film and television history. He has appeared as a cohost on Turner Classic Movies and has written for Cinema Retro, Films of the Golden Age, Cinema of the ’70s, and Scary Monsters.

Bibliographic Details

Tom Lisanti
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 252
Bibliographic Info: 95 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2018 [2008]
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7233-5
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1241-6
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii
Introduction      i

(Interviewees in bold)      ix

Sivi Aberg      5
Beverly Adams      8
Maureen Arthur      11
Pamela Austin      14
Thordis Brandt      16
Bettina Brenna      22
Eve Bruce      24
Michele Carey      26
Victoria Carroll      29
Amedee Chabot      38
Arlene Charles      40
Suzanne Charny      42
Corinne Cole      47
Jo Collins      56
Yvonne Craig      58
Pamela Curran      61
Danica d’Hondt      64
Phyllis Davis      70
Susan Denberg      72
Lyn Edgington      74
Dolores Faith      77
Linda Foster      79
Marianne Gaba      82
Sue Hamilton      83
Joy Harmon      85
Ena Hartman      88
Alexandra Hay      91
Marianna Hill      93
Susan Holloway      96
Teri Hope      98
Mary Hughes      100
Melodie Johnson      103
Alena Johnston      107
Joi Lansing      109
Anna Lavelle      113
China Lee      115
Lara Lindsay      117
Vicki London      119
Darlene Lucht      123
Deanna Lund      125
Linda Marshall      128
Lee Meredith      130
Donna Michelle      136
Ann Morell      139
Cynthia Myers      144
Inga Neilsen      146
Alberta Nelson      154
Warrene Ott      156
Beverly Powers      158
Anne Randall      161
Jacki Ray      168
Dolly Read      170
Jeannine Riley      173
Pamela Rodgers      175
Linda Rogers      178
Myrna Ross      183
Tura Satana      185
Christiane Schmidtmer      187
Linda Gaye Scott      190
Lisa Seagram      193
Bobbi Shaw      201
Eva Six      203
Sharon Tate      205
Margaret Teele      208
Marilyn Tindall      209
Corinna Tsopei      211
Victoria Vetri      213
Jane Wald      216
Jan Watson      218
Carol Wayne      221
Nina Wayne      223
Delores Wells      226
June Wilkinson      228
Edy Williams      230
Francine York      233

Bibliography      237
Index      239

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “Lisanti gives 1960s glamour girls something they never had before in film circles: respect. His approach is a mixture of fun with the seriousness of a film historian. The concoction is irresistible, and it’s fantastic that these gals get their turn to tell their stories and share their good and bad times in the movie world…valuable…highly recommended. Lisanti is the supreme chronicler of the ’60s era…his books are always interesting…marvelous”—Classic Images
  • “Endlessly fascinating”—Brutarian
  • “Answers—once and for all—burning questions about Carol Wayne (and others)…an illustrated homage”—Communication Booknotes Quarterly
  • “Definitely one of his best…fascinating…detailed profiles…entertaining as well as informative…many stunning black and white photographs”—
  • “Lisanti is no stranger to fans of cult movies. He has written numerous volumes tracing the careers of character actors and sexy starlets…most ambitious…a treasure trove”—Cinema Retro
  • “Profiles on 75 actresses as well as some fascinating interviews”—Cinedelica
  • “Sure to delight 60’s pop culture fans and cinema buffs”—Midwest Book Review
  • “Intimate profiles of 75 of Hollywood’s favorite bikini girls! Camp classic heroines like Lisa Seagram, Tura Satana, Inga Neilsen and Margaret Teele are just a few of the b-movie actresses featured here. This encyclopedia of retro babes is a must for fans of old-school Hollywood glamour”—