Drive-In Dream Girls by Tom Lisanti
A Galaxy of B-Movie Starlets of the Sixties

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During the 1960s, a bushel of B-movies were produced and aimed at the predominantly teenage drive-in movie audience. At first teens couldn't get enough of the bikini-clad beauties dancing on the beach or being wooed by Elvis, but by 1966 the teen audiences were more interested in the mini-skirted, go-go boot wearing, independent-minded girls of action, spy, fantasy and science fiction movies. Profiled here are fifty of the sexy, young actresses every teenage girl envied and every teenage boy desired. Among those included are Quinn O'Hara, Donna Loren, Meredith MacRae, Gail Gilmore, Sue Ane Langdon, Juliet Prowse, Cynthia Pepper, Marlyn Mason, Carole Wells, Lori Williams, Beverly Washburn, Brenda Benet, Hilarie Thompson, Regina Carrol, Arlene Martel, Melody Patterson, Andrea Dromm, Sharyn Hillyer, Diane Bond, and Wende Wagner. Each bio includes a filmography that lists the actresses' more notable films. Some of the profiles include the actresses' candid comments and anecdotes about their films, the people they worked with, and their feelings about acting. A list of websites that provide further information is also included.
 

About Tom Lisanti

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Tom Lisanti is the author of McFarland's Hollywood Surf and Beach Movies (2005), Drive-in Dream Girls: A Galaxy of B-Movie Starlets of the Sixties (2003), Film Fatales: Women in Espionage Films and Television, 1962?1973 (2002, coauthored with Louis Paul) and Fantasy Femmes of Sixties Cinema: Interviews with 20 Actresses from Biker, Beach, and Elvis Movies (2001). He is a contributing writer for Cinema Retro magazine and lives in New York.
 
Published August 15, 2012 by McFarland. 360 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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