It’s been awhile since my last post. I have started work on a new book on more 60s starlets. This is a tribute book to the minor players who decorated the background of many a 60s film and TV show. Most of the gals to be included were Slaymates in the Matt Helm films, Glamazons in In Like Flint, show girls in Funny Girl, and molls on Batman. Examples include Thordis Brandt, Inga Neilsen, Jane Wald, Kathy Kersh, Francine York, Margaret Teele, Edy Williams, Phyllis Davis, Marilyn Hanold, etc.
In the Totally Absurd Dept.: There is a big hulaballoo on the Diane Baker IMDB page. If you have read my blogs you know that I found her bland, bland, bland. Well someone (and it wasn’t me folks) wrote a critical bio on her, which you can read here. I say kudos! This person has described her performances and career perfectly! Yes, Baker could be counted on to hit her marks and recite her lines but for me that is all she did. No nuance whatsoever in any of her performances. She is another in along line of overrated 60s actresses such as Stefanie Powers, Jill St. John and Connie Stevens. I said it before and I’ll say it again I’ll take Carol Lynley, Pamela Tiffin, Anjanette Comer, Stella Stevens, and Diane McBain any day over those other gals.