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Fantasy Femmes of Sixties Cinema/Interviews with 20 Actresses fr

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143 photos, bibliography, filmography, index
320pp. Softcover(7 x 10) 2001

Elvis Presley musicals, beach romps, biker flicks, and alienated youth movies were some of the most popular types of drive-in films during the sixties. The actresses interviewed for this book (including Celeste Yarnall, Lana Wood, Linda Harrison, Pamela Tiffin, Deanna Lund, Diane McBain, Judy Pace, and Chris Noel) all made their mark in these genres. These fantastic femmes could be found either twisting on the shores of Malibu, careening down the highway on a chopper, being serenaded by Elvis, or taking on the establishment as hip coeds. As cult figures, they contributed greatly to that period of filmmaking aimed at the teenage audience who frequented the drive-ins of America.They frolicked, screamed, and danced their way into B-movie history in such diverse films as Eve, Teenage Millionaire, The Girls on the Beach, Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine, Three in the Attic, Wild in the Streets, and Paradise, Hawaiian Style.

This book is a celebration of the actresses’ careers. They have for the most part been overlooked in other publications documenting the history of film. Fantasy Femmes addresses their film and television careers, focusing on their view of the above genres, their candid comments and anecdotes about their films, the people they worked with, and their feelings in general regarding their lives and the choices they made. The book is well illuminated and contains a complete list of film and television credits.

About the Author
Tom Lisanti is the author of Hollywood Surf and Beach Movies (2005), Drive-in Dream Girls (2003) and Film Fatales: Women in Espionage Films and Television, 1962–1973 (2002, coauthored with Louis Paul). He has also written for such magazines as In Theatre, Filmfax, Femme Fatales and Films of the Golden Age. He is a contributing writer for Cinema Retro magazine and lives in New York.


“The [author] is the supreme chronicler of this era...simply amazing...excellent writer”—Classic Images

“Interesting”—Video Watchdog

“Another pearl from McFarland…wonderful photographs”—Beverly Hills Courier


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