As temperatures plummet across the United States, and here in Portland we’re preparing for the possibility of our first snowstorm of the year, it seems only fitting that we start thinking about summer again. Here, then, is another one from the archives – South Dakota Slim’s big scene from Beach Blanket Bingo (1965). Timothy’s co-stars here are Linda Evans, Alberta Nelson, Myrna Ross, and a gigantic buzzsaw.
The kind folks over at Movieclips.com have added several clips from Timothy’s films to YouTube, so today before the summer’s over, we present one of South Dakota Slim’s defining moments from William Asher‘s Beach Blanket Bingo (1965).
Having very strong second thoughts about their plan to get rid of the annoyingly perky Sugar Kane (Linda Evans) are Rat Pack gals Puss (Alberta Nelson) and Boots (Myrna Ross). Slim, however, is having the time of his life. Enjoy the insanity, bubbies!
We learned yesterday of the death of veteran film and television director William Asher at age 90. He directed Timothy in Bikini Beach (1964) and Beach Blanket Bingo (1965), bringing South Dakota Slim to teenage audiences everywhere. Here, in the latter film, Slim is hatching a plot with Boots (Myrna Ross) and Puss (Alberta Nelson) to get rid of the annoyingly perky Sugar Kane (Linda Evans). “Leave it to ol’ Slim. I got ideas, and they’re all vile, baby!”
Classic television just wouldn’t have been the same without Asher’s myriad contributions. Rest well, sir, and thanks.
As the Winter Solstice approaches, we cast a lingering glance back at the good old days of Summer. Here is another look at Beach Blanket Bingo (1965), as South Dakota Slim and Eric Von Zipper’s Rat Pack gals Puss (Alberta Nelson) and Boots (Myrna Ross) take their revenge on the supremely and annoyingly perky Sugar Kane (Linda Evans, in her pre-John Derek and Dynasty days).
It’s all just like Slim’s favorite movie, The Perils of Pauliiiiine! “Leave it to ol’ Slim. I got ideas, and they’re all vile, baby!”