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I thinks it's time Tina Louise make an new appearance . . . and I mean the original Tina Louise, not the second one whose pumped-up images are all over eBay.

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It's one of my major regrets that Tina Louise did not become a gig movie star. For me, she had three of the five essentials: looks, ability and screen presence. Apparently she did not have the other two: determination and luck.

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There's room for disagreement about the color of Nancy Kovack's hair: some say she's a brunette but I have evidence she's a redhead.

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There can be little disagreement that she is/was an absolute knock-out. I first saw her in a small role in Strangers When We Meet where she played Ernie Kovak's - note the difference in the spelling - rather abused girlfriend. Later I saw her with her elegant legs on display trying to bump off Dean Martin in The Silencers.

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Despite her - to me- awe-inspiring looks, Nancy Kovack never became a big star and she gave up her career when she turned forty.
 

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Although Karin Dor had a long and busy career, she is remembered today mainly for two films: You Only Live Twice and Topaz.

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With Topaz, in her death scene she featured in one of Alfred Hitchcock's most elegant camera movements. I wish we had seen her in more films.

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I'd particularly like to see the film she made with Steward Granger and several other attractive actresses.
 

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Abbe Lane was a good singer of popular songs who had a small movie career in the early to mid 1950s.

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She was married to the bandleader Xavier Cugat who influenced her choice of song material and she made some high quality recordings for RCA in that period.

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Her film career consisted mainly of supporting roles in small films such as The Americano and Ride Clear Of Diablo and a 3D film about to appear on Blu-ray disc Wings Of The Hawk.

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You know how sometimes HTF members, when discussing a disc's transfer, say it's better to see a moving image rather than a screen grab (or still image)...

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In this instance, I think that's right:


As I've remarked before on this forum, this particular performance on The Tonight Show was an important moment for my adolescence! :laugh:
 

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These are sad and gloomy days and we all need cheering up. There are few better ways of doing that than by looking at a gorgeous redhead! I've recently added two rare photos of Rhonda Fleming to my collection and . . .

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. . . they deserve a wider appreciation. The image below must be a publicity shot for Slightly Scarlet because Rhonda wears that apparel in the film.

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I still hope that one day whoever owns the rights to Slightly Scarlet will release it on Blu-ray disc.
 

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The image below must be a publicity shot for Slightly Scarlet because Rhonda wears that apparel in the film.
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It's not a whole lot of apparel she's wearing...thanks, Robin! Rhonda Fleming is a real redheaded powerhouse in the 3D films, Inferno, Those Redheads From Seattle and Jivaro.


 
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Two days ago I watched the new Blu-ray disc of Sunday In New York and the second female lead was Jo Morrow as a redhead. I'd always thought of her as a blonde but it seems red is her natural color.

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The only pictures I have are black and white and show her as blonde. Does anyone have a good color photo of Jo Morrow?
 
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