ARON KINCAID: SURF NO MORE
I am deeply saddened to learn of the death of my friend actor Aron Kincaid. I am stunned. I spoke to him last in November and meant to call him over the holidays but something would come up. I am going to miss picking up the phone to hear him say with his deep voice, “Hello Tom. This is Aron.” We would talk for almost an hour at a time about old and new Hollywood. Aron despised the computer and telephone was the only way to stay in touch with him.
He had a treasure trove of comical stories and was not shy in telling me what he really thought about some of the actors he knew and worked with. Though he worked during the 60s starring on the last season of TV’s Bachelor Father and in the beach movies The Girls on the Beach, Beach Ball, Ski Party, The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini, etc. he just adored the actors/actresses of the 30s/40s whereas I loved his era. I think the only thing he hated more than the Internet was Hollywood autograph shows where celebrities charged for their autographs. He thought that was sacrilege! LOL
I first began speaking with Aron around 2001. I did an article on him and for my books he led me to many of his former co-stars that he stayed friendly with including Salli Sachse, Quinn O’Hara and Luree Holmes. Later he was the force behind my book Hollywood Surf and Beach Movies contacting his friends such as Bart Patton, Don Edmonds, and Ed Garner to particiapte, providing photos from his vast collection, writing the foreword, and even being the fabulous artist that he was designing the cover, which unfortunately the publisher passed on to my chagrin.
Aron was also a huge movie buff collecting autographs, photos, posters, etc. He even had practical every photo and lobby card from all the movies he appeared in and his entire modelling portfolio. He showed it all to me and my friend Shaun when we visited him in his great Hollywood Hills house that he bought in 1965. Built in the thirties, it had a secret room created during Prohibition and Aron decorated the bedrooms in homage to some of his favorite stars. There was the Stewart Granger room and the Anna May Wong room.
Though Aron is gone his words will be turning up in my soon to be released book Dueling Harlow’s: Race to the Silver Screen and next year’s Sixties Pop Cinema in a chapter called “Aron Kincaid: Beach Boy vs the Creature of Destruction.” I was so looking forward to see what he thought of my Harlow book and it has just hit me that I will never know. Goodbye good friend! I will miss you!
Below is a rarely seen trailer to The Girls on the Beach: