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Thursday, January 8, 2015

The Littlest Hobo

The Littlest Hobo

Mystery at the Zoo (Nov. 6, 1980)


I've always been curious about this title after seeing it on Carol's resume, and now--Thanks to the magic that is youtube-- I finally got to watch it!

This was a half-hour Canadian TV series about a extremely, intelligent dog that ran in the early 1980s.  Sorta like Lassie--except this dog is a German Shepard. Carol's episode is called "Mystery at the Zoo." She plays June Wilson, a TV reporter, doing a news story about exotic animals mysteriously disappearing from a local zoo. Carol suspects foul play, and there are a number of suspects: Is it the food delivery man, the zoo manager, or the elderly custodian??? Anyway, the dog helps Carol solve the mystery.

I did enjoy seeing Carol doing some light-fare entertainment for a change from all her serious roles. The show has a simple charm to it: there is no violence or strong language, and it was obviously aimed at children. It reminded me a lot of those 1970s Saturday morning live-action shows like Shazam or Isis. The series looks low budget like it was shot on videotape, and I liked the use of outdoor locations, but I couldn't help but wonder how on earth the producers got Carol for the part because it seems they shot in Canada and mostly used Canadian actors.

You can watch it here (before it gets removed): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZZmQiyu368
Carol looks gorgeous as ever!


 

Friday, February 17, 2012

Tales of the Unexpected


Tales Of The Unexpected
"The Gift of Beauty"
Original Air Date: June 30, 1984

Thanks to youtube, I finally watched Carol's performance in "Tales of the Unexpected."

Carol plays a wealthy widow who's having an affair with a much younger, stud muffin who helped her kill her husband. Carol is in her 40s and is worried about remaining beautiful for her sexy boy-toy, so she responds to a letter from a company the fountain of beauty who promise to give her the gift of eternal beauty. But be careful what you wish for...


I used to watch this series in the early '80s, but I don't remember this particular episode. It reminded me of the old TV series, "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", where every episode ended with a twist.

Carol is great here, and looks beautiful. That is, after the transformation. I should note that she spends the first half in a brown, mousy wig and little makeup to make her look dowdy. It works!

The role gives Carol a chance to play an older woman, and she does a fine job. She also gets in a good work-out (lots of montages of her exercising)! As for the episode itself: nothing earth-shattering here, but it is a fun way to waste a half-hour. Great jazzy score, too!


Here's the link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gawX8PuZiLY

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A Carol Lynley Site Re-Launches

Glad to see that an old Carol Lynley site is back up and running. There is a great interview with Carol, plus a list of her movie and TV appearances with commentary.
Here's the link:
http://www.carollynley.com/

Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy Birthday, Carol!

Happy Birthday to one of my all-time favorite actresses!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Bad Georgia Road On Demand


I just learned that VCI Entertainment has released Carol's 1977 film, "Bad Georgia Road" earlier this year on DVD-R as part of their MOD (Made on Demand) line. It's available at places like DeepDiscount.com

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Picture of the Day

Found this press photo used to publicize Carol's appearance on "Kojak" (see review below).