The Golden Age of Hollywood

Hey! I'm the one who wrote the Steve Reeves article in the Summer 2011 issue: Demi-God on Horseback. Since I was raised on classic films and enjoy ALL films (basically), I always have ideas for articles. What often stops me in my tracks in the photo support. I have a LOT of autographed photos of classic stars, and sometimes I can use those--as I did with a Classic Images article I did on Joan Fontaine a few years back (called "A Study in Tenacity"). But sometimes--make that most of the time--I just can't find good photo support. I was lucky with Steve; the man who provided the photos runs a club for him. I can't tell you how many articles I've started, only to think, "well, I won't be able to find any good photos on this person."


So, my question is, does ANYONE have a good source for photos? Right now, I'm looking for photo support for "Muscle Beach Party," the second film in the Beach Party series, starring Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon. I interviewed Bodybuilder Larry Scott, who played one of "Jack Fanny's" (Don Rickles) muscular goons, and he has a lot of interesting things to say about the film and all the people involved. Alas, I can find good shots of Larry, but very few from the film itself. Can anyone help?





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There's a lot of pics of Larry Scott around the internet but I don't know what or if any of them are from Muscle Beach Party. I hope you can come up with something. Here's a copy of the poster anyway:

Oh and you gotta love that Little Stevie Wonder was in this one too! LOL

Larry mentioned meeting Stevie Wonder--they were all there when he sang this song! Also Larry got to act with people like Peter Lorre and Morey Amsterdam. His reflections are really interesting, and I don't think anyone's ever interviewed one of the "Muscle Beach crew" for a film magazine.

Well, I'm now looking forward to when you get that published. You think FOGA will publish it by the Winter edition?


That's a great poster! I wonder if it would reproduce well in a magazine? Specifically, FOGA?

It seems pretty high res Rod. If you click on the picture and click on it again once it opens a new tab you can see it's a fairly large file and I can't imagine FOGA needs too good of quality. After all it is printed on newsprint and not magazine glossy.


Thanks, Kevin! If you can find any other good quality MBP pix, send them my way!

One place you might check is do a search for Larry Scott's name on Pinterest. There's a lot of pics there. I'm not sure which might be usable by you but I was surprised by the number of pictures there under his name.



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