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Old August 18 2013, 04:22 PM   #1
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Happy Birthday, Julie Newmar

Actually, belated best wishes for her 80th, which was on August 16th. Fantastically talented actress.

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Old August 18 2013, 06:12 PM   #2
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Re: Happy Birthday, Julie Newmar

She made a hot looking Apache babe in 1969's MacKenna's Gold. I saw that in theaters when it came out. Since I was 18 at the time, she made quite an impression. This film is why she wasn't able to appear as Catwoman on "Batman" for some episodes.

Ted Cassidy's also in the film as an Apache bad guy, and there's a lot of big-name old stars in the film. Too bad it didn't do better box office.
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Old August 18 2013, 06:52 PM   #3
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Re: Happy Birthday, Julie Newmar

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She made a hot looking Apache babe in 1969's MacKenna's Gold. I saw that in theaters when it came out. Since I was 18 at the time, she made quite an impression.
She made an even bigger impression as a sexy and strong-willed Swede in The Marriage-Go-Round (1961) with James Mason, and as Rhoda the robot in the short-lived TV sitcom My Living Doll (1964-65) starring Robert Cummings.
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Old August 18 2013, 08:59 PM   #4
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Don't forget her playing the Devil (complete with horns) on an old episode of TWILIGHT ZONE.
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Old August 18 2013, 09:59 PM   #5
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Re: Happy Birthday, Julie Newmar

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She made a hot looking Apache babe in 1969's MacKenna's Gold. I saw that in theaters when it came out. Since I was 18 at the time, she made quite an impression.
She made an even bigger impression as a sexy and strong-willed Swede in The Marriage-Go-Round (1961) with James Mason, and as Rhoda the robot in the short-lived TV sitcom My Living Doll (1964-65) starring Robert Cummings.
And don't forget her memorable but non-speaking role as Stupefyin' Jones in Li'l Abner (1959), which she'd also played in the original stage production.

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Old August 18 2013, 10:37 PM   #6
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Re: Happy Birthday, Julie Newmar

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Don't forget her playing the Devil (complete with horns) on an old episode of TWILIGHT ZONE.
And a very stylish Devil at that.



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Old August 19 2013, 02:12 AM   #7
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Re: Happy Birthday, Julie Newmar

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She made a hot looking Apache babe in 1969's MacKenna's Gold. I saw that in theaters when it came out. Since I was 18 at the time, she made quite an impression.
She made an even bigger impression as a sexy and strong-willed Swede in The Marriage-Go-Round (1961) with James Mason, and as Rhoda the robot in the short-lived TV sitcom My Living Doll (1964-65) starring Robert Cummings.
And don't forget her memorable but non-speaking role as Stupefyin' Jones in Li'l Abner (1959), which she'd also played in the original stage production.

This really requires a video clip!

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Old August 19 2013, 01:53 PM   #8
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Re: Happy Birthday, Julie Newmar

Maurice wrote: View Post
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She made an even bigger impression as a sexy and strong-willed Swede in The Marriage-Go-Round (1961) with James Mason, and as Rhoda the robot in the short-lived TV sitcom My Living Doll (1964-65) starring Robert Cummings.
And don't forget her memorable but non-speaking role as Stupefyin' Jones in Li'l Abner (1959), which she'd also played in the original stage production.

This really requires a video clip!
I played in the pit orchestra for a performance of "L'il Abner" and it was horrible. Terrible, forgettable songs and a really thin plotline. The comic strip was pretty popular during the time and I think Broadway and Al Capp were trying to cash in. I caught part of the movie once and saw Julie Newmar's "stupefying" performance and thought, "OK, that might have saved the show."

I drop everything whenever she's on "Batman".
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Old August 19 2013, 04:04 PM   #9
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Re: Happy Birthday, Julie Newmar

There's a spectacular group dance number in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, but Julie was so tall she could be matched only with the tallest of the male players, and he couldn't dance worth a damn. It was a pity because Julie had a very strong dance background to go with her statuesque physique, but her dancing in the film was limited to a tiny fraction of what she could have done. Still a great film, btw.

Not everybody knows this, but Julie is also an inventor with some patented body-shaping women's undergarments to her name:



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Old August 20 2013, 07:59 AM   #10
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Re: Happy Birthday, Julie Newmar

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And don't forget her memorable but non-speaking role as Stupefyin' Jones in Li'l Abner (1959), which she'd also played in the original stage production.

This really requires a video clip!
I played in the pit orchestra for a performance of "L'il Abner" and it was horrible. Terrible, forgettable songs and a really thin plotline. The comic strip was pretty popular during the time and I think Broadway and Al Capp were trying to cash in. I caught part of the movie once and saw Julie Newmar's "stupefying" performance and thought, "OK, that might have saved the show."

I drop everything whenever she's on "Batman".
Well, I happen to like several of the songs. "The Country's In the Very Best of Hands" is pretty funny if it's performed right. The movie sadly slices it down to bare bones.
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Old August 20 2013, 08:04 AM   #11
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Gotta love that Batman catsuit! :-)
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Old August 20 2013, 12:09 PM   #12
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My heart still flutters when I see her as "Stupefyin' Jones". Belated Happy Birthday!!
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Old August 20 2013, 01:26 PM   #13
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This really requires a video clip!
I played in the pit orchestra for a performance of "L'il Abner" and it was horrible. Terrible, forgettable songs and a really thin plotline. The comic strip was pretty popular during the time and I think Broadway and Al Capp were trying to cash in. I caught part of the movie once and saw Julie Newmar's "stupefying" performance and thought, "OK, that might have saved the show."

I drop everything whenever she's on "Batman".
Well, I happen to like several of the songs. "The Country's In the Very Best of Hands" is pretty funny if it's performed right. The movie sadly slices it down to bare bones.
I still have nightmares about "Jubilation T. Cornpone".
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Old August 20 2013, 02:41 PM   #14
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Re: Happy Birthday, Julie Newmar

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And don't forget her memorable but non-speaking role as Stupefyin' Jones in Li'l Abner (1959), which she'd also played in the original stage production.

It's hard to handle her and Leslie Parrish on the same screen...

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I still have nightmares about "Jubilation T. Cornpone".
Unshaven and shornpone!
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Old August 22 2013, 03:18 AM   #15
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One of her more brilliant and memorable roles - a recurring role as Vicki Russell, the free-spirited cross country motorcycle rider on ROUTE 66.
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