Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Welcome to Fantasy Island!

Fantasy Island
Original Air Date: December 2, 1978

I think Carol holds the record for most guests appearances on the classic TV show, "Fantasy Island" (1978-1984) produced by TV-mogul Aaron Spelling.
The imdb.com says she made 10 appearances (not including the TV pilot movie). Dennis Cole (who recently died) made 9 appearances, and Barbi Benton did 8 shows.
For those not familar with show, each week a different group of tourists would come to Fantasy Island and pay big bucks to have their dreams and wishes fulfilled by the mysterious host, Mr. Roake played by Ricardo Montablan.

Carol would appear often on this show at least once a year (sometimes two). The First season was released on DVD a few years ago, but poor sales put a halt to future seasons.
I recently obtained an episode that Carol made during the show's second season!
In the episode entitled, "Carnival," Carol plays Dorothy Weller, a secretary who wants to know if the three-day affair she had while on vacation was the real thing or just a dream.
She had met the man while vacationing in a small village called Guadalupe.
Unfortunately, Dorothy had an auto accident and fell in a coma. When she awakened, the man had disappeared!
Dorothy comes to Fantasy Island to find out if the mystery man she fell in love with really existed or did she just imagine it. Stuart Whitman plays the mystery man. As you can see from these shots, Carol is absolutely breathtakingly beautiful! I really like this hairstyle on her.

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Lynley on Quincy

Carol can be found on the Quincy, M.E. Seasons 1 & 2 DVD set. Her episode entitled, "Who's Who in Neverland," originally aired October 10, 1976. The plot concerns a social butterfly(played by Joanna Barnes) who has just written a tell-all manuscript about the rich and famous. In it, she exposes someone's deep dark secrets. Naturally, somebody doesn't want their secrets exposed, so they murder the lady, but the manuscript is missing, and the killer will do anything to find out where it is! Jack Klugman plays the title character, Quincy, a medical examiner, who tries to find out who the killer is from a list of suspects. Could it be Carol? Watch--and find out!
I'm not crazy about Carol's 'short bangs' look, but I can look past that because there is no denying that the rest of the woman is gorgeous!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Carol Comes Out!

This has been a GREAT summer for Lynley fans!

That's because two of her rare TV appearances have been released on DVD.

On July 21, Paramount Home Video released "Hotel: The First Season." This includes a 1983 episode in which our very own Carol appears entitled, "Faith, Hope, & Charity"(Original airdate: November 23, 1983).

Carol plays a playwright, who reunites with her old college chum (Peyton Place's bad girl Barbara Parkins!) at the St. Gregory Hotel. However, their friendship is put to the test when Carol "comes out" to Barbara, revealing that she is a lesbian!

If you never have seen it, you're in for a REEL treat! There are a lot of great scenes for us Lynley watchers, as Carol drops towel and shows off a lot of skin, and wears a sexy, spandex leotard!!!

I must have missed this one when it first aired, and I don't think the show was syndicated much, so this was a great find and not to be missed!

The second Carol appearance can be found on "The Love Boat: Season 2,Volume 2" (also from Paramount Home Video). I've already talked about this episode on a previous post (see below), but it is nice to finally get this episode on DVD quality with sharp picture and outstanding color.

Friday, January 16, 2009

The Big Valley

Happy New Year!!! I finally transferred my VHS copy of Carol's appearance on The Big Valley. This was one of Carol's more enjoyable TV guest spots. She plays a bandit who falls in love with Heath Barkley (Lee Majors).

My favorite scenes are when Carol confronts Linda Evans' character, Audra, and tells her not to mess with HER man, Heath! Carol is unaware that Audra is actually Heath's sister!LOL Then, Carol heads on over to the Barkley mansion and takes on the star diva of the show: MISS Barbara Stanwyck, telling her not to interfere with her relationship with Heath--or ELSE! Carol speaks with a cute Southern accent and looks simply ravishing.