Sunday, August 3, 2008

The Pleasure Seekers

Finally transferred my VHS copy of "The Pleasure Seekers" to DVD over the weekend. Carol shares screen time with Ann-Margaret and Pamela Tiffin in this 1965 film. They play three gorgeous bachelorettes rooming together in Madrid, Spain looking for a husband, and they all manage to get themselves in seemingly unhappy relationships. My favorite scene is when Carol is confronted by the jealous wife (Gene Tierney) of the guy she's dating (Brian Keith). Poor Carol gets a slap in the face! This movie just begs for a dvd release. It was filmed in Cinemascope and needs a widescreen presentation in order to throughly enjoy the magnificent scenery (Carol) and locations (Madrid). The copy I have is from a TV airing and the movie was modified to fit fullscreen. The only part of the movie in widescreen is the opening titles.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Carol's TV Appearances

The Love Boat
(2-10-79) In a segment entitled, "Best of Friends," Carol and Donna Pescow play best friends. Donna introduces Carol to her new boyfriend played by Ben Murphy. Carol is horrified because Ben had propositioned her earlier that day! How will she break the news to Donna? Carol wears two bathing suits and disco dances! Ooh-la-la!
UPDATE (August 4, 2009): Carol's episode is included on the official DVD release, The Love Boat: Season Two, Volume 2

Charlie's Angels
- "Island Angels": Carol guest-starred on this iconic TV series during it's fifth and final season in 1980. The Angels are hired to find an assassin among a group of swinging singles at a luxury Hawaiian resort.
Who can the killer be? Is it: Carol Lynley, Lyle Waggoner, Randolph Mantooth or Barbi Benton?
Carol looks great soaking wet in a bathing suit, BTW!

The Invaders - "The Believers"
Aired: December 5, 1967
David (Roy Thinnes) is subjected to hypnosis and elaborate ruses in an effort to learn the identities of his new allies. Elyse: Carol Lynley. Torin: Anthony Eisley. Scoville: Kent Smith. Harland: Donald Davis. Carol sports a new short 'do in this episode. Twiggy started this hairstyle and then Mia Farrow chopped off all her hair in "Rosemary's Baby." I prefer Carol with longer hair, but she looks great no matter what style.

Alfred Hitchcock Presents - "The Young One"
The Big Valley- "Hell Hath No Fury"
Night Gallery

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Carol's Movies (Theatrical and Made-for-TV)

Once You Kiss a Stranger (1969)
Diana (Carol Lynley) is the wealthy, mentally unbalanced woman who seduces the local golf pro Jerry (Paul Burke). She proposes they each do the other a favor by eliminating their rivals. The drunken golfer laughs and agrees to kill Diane's psychiatrist Dr. Haggis (Whit Bissell), believing Diane is kidding. She is dead serious...

"If It's A Man, Hang Up" is a slow-burning tale of voyeurism and obsession. The ravishing Carol Lynley stars as Suzy Martin, a stylish and beautiful model who receives a series of upsetting phone calls.

The Shuttered Room (1966/U.K.)
Starring Carol Lynley, Gig Young, Oliver Reed, Flora Robson.
A young woman and her new husband arrive on an island in New England to inhabit the old millhouse she has inherited. Unknown to them, the house is under a family curse and they must deal with it and the threat of local menacing toughs. Based on a story by H.P. Lovecraft.
NOTE: Has small network logo bug in lower right-hand corner.

Death Stalk (1974)
Two men (Vince Edwards, Robert Webber) shoot rapids to rescue their abducted wives from four escaped convicts in a rubber raft.

Directed by: Robert Day
Starring:Vince Edwards, Carol Lynley

Bad Georgia Road (1977)
Fun movie reminiscent of "Smokey and the Bandit". Carol plays a New York socialite who inherits her uncle's moonshine operation and fights mobsters to keep it.

The Washington Affair (1977)
Color - 86 minutes - Not rated. Director: Victor Stoloff (who remade his own earlier Intimacy). Barry Sullivan, Carol Lynley, Tom Selleck. No-great-shakes blackmail piece that has Selleck, pre-"Magnum," in bed with Carol. A lot. This was never released theatrically, but showed up on TV after Selleck made a name for himself.

More to Come:
Blackout (1988)
The Pleasure Seekers (with Ann-Margaret)
Balboa (with Tony Curtis)