Aron Kincaid did a reading from my book Hollywood Surf and Beach Movies at the Signal Hill Community Center in Long Beach, California on Saturday night. It was a mild success. Aron spoke about the beach movies and my book, and they screened a few scenes of him in Ski Party before running Beach Ball starring Aron, Edd Byrnes, Chris Noel (see below publicity photo), and Gail Gerber.

A few weeks ago TVLand hyped its tribute to the ABC Movie of the Week. Except for Brian’s Song they aired a bunch of boring TV movies such as The Execution of Private Slovik and A Certain Summer. The ABC Movie of the Week was not known for this but for really cheesy movies starring big screen actresses of the 60s in career free falls like Carol Lynley, Anjanette Comer, Yvette Mimiuex, Kim Darby, Stefanie Powers, Laraine Stephens, etc. Where was Short Walk to Daylight? Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark? Terror on the 40th Floor? The Horror at 47,000 Feet? Flood!? Death Stalk? Five Desperate Women? The Screaming Woman? These are the TV movies I want to see! Not that high brow crap they ran though Drive-in Dream Girl Marlyn Mason turned up in That Certain Summer as did cutie Scott Jacoby playing the son who learned that his dad is gay, but I digress. TVLand do it again but do it right this time!

 

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