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!