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Camp Classics that don't get talked about..

The Best Of Everything

Diane Baker plays a young naïve pregnant girl who is all dressed up and waiting for her rich wonderful man to take her to get married in his convertible sports car. . He picks her up and everything goes to hell while he speeds. He is not wonderful , they are not getting married and he's forcing her to get an abortion. Well, this is all upsetting to Diane . She doesn't want an abortion Robert Evans who plays the boy won't stop the car so she jumps out. She loses the baby but not all is lost. The doctor who is treating her is young and handsome and they fall in love...

by Anonymousreply 469Last Thursday at 4:51 PM

OP, what makes you think we don’t talk about The Best of Everything?

Also starring the divine Suzy Parker and some old dame.

by Anonymousreply 109/07/2018

I don't recall a thread. Does a woman as beautiful as Suzy Parker become so clingy when she could have any man she wants?

by Anonymousreply 209/07/2018

Madame X isn't talked about as much as camp staples such as Imitation of Life and Valley of the Dolls.

by Anonymousreply 309/07/2018

R2, that part wasn’t cast very well. Though in the book, Gregg was also beautiful, but in a blonde, childish way.

by Anonymousreply 409/07/2018


FRANCES (1982)


by Anonymousreply 509/07/2018

Julie with Doris Day flying an airliner predating Karen Black in Airport 75.

by Anonymousreply 609/07/2018

I',m gonna watch Three Coins In The Fountain . Is it campy?

by Anonymousreply 709/07/2018

Less so than the others mentioned, R7.

by Anonymousreply 809/07/2018

Connie Stevens is SCORCHY! (1976)

Featuring the ugliest table lamps and grooviest Harvest Gold refrigerator.

by Anonymousreply 909/07/2018

Some talked about Orphan when it first came out seems to be forgotten now...

by Anonymousreply 1009/07/2018


"Jason and the Argonauts".

"The Cowbweb". Where in an all-star cast plays the patient and staff at a mental hospital, and they literally spend two hours arguing about the new window treatments.

by Anonymousreply 1109/08/2018

imdb has no movie called cowbweb

by Anonymousreply 1209/08/2018

Mommie Dearest, Show girls, Whatever Happened To Baby Jane

by Anonymousreply 1309/08/2018

The Magilla Gorilla Show

by Anonymousreply 1409/08/2018

The Magic Garden that was shown on Channel 11 in New York in the 1970's.

by Anonymousreply 1509/08/2018

The Love Machine. Another "Shocking" Jacqueline Susann potboiler about the television industry starring dull as dishwater John Phillip Law and the outrageous Dyan Cannon. You can make a drinking game out of the number of times they say "faggot." The best scene is when Dyan catches JPL in the shower with two floozies and sets his bed on fire while Dracula is on in the background. Then the grotesque fight scene at the end when Dyan hits a "faggot" over the head with an Oscar. I also love the commercial for "Amanda" perfume - high 60's camp.

And the Dionne Warwick soundtrack is pretty damned good! I listen to it occasionally on LP.

I actually find the Love Machine more entertaining and unintentionally hilarious than Valley of the Dolls.

Only in Hollywood, faggots.

by Anonymousreply 1609/08/2018

R13, those are probably THE most talked about camp classics.

by Anonymousreply 1709/08/2018

I hate Whatever Happened to Baby Jane.

by Anonymousreply 1809/08/2018

AIRPORT '75 is probably my favorite 70's disaster film of all time. There's no one to fly the plane! Thank God endearingly cross-eyed stewardess Karen Black is there to save the day! Gloria Swanson, Myrna Loy, Helen Reddy, Sid Caesaer, Dana Andrews, Jerry Stiller, Norman Fell, the grandkid from Maude, Charleton Heston and the ubiquitous George "Goddammit!" Kennedy all add delightful touches in this bad movie buffet 30,000 feet in the air!

by Anonymousreply 1909/08/2018

Die! Die! My Darling! deserves to be discussed more than Baby Jane is around here.

by Anonymousreply 2009/08/2018

R19, you need to write a bad movie book. I'd buy 10 copies!

Another vote for the unjustly overlooked "Julie." The first 3/4 of the film is Sleeping with the Enemy, only with Doris Day and Louis Jourdan. Julie's overheated narration is hootworthy: "All at once, I became aware of a feeling of being WATCHED. It was ominous. It was strangely disturbing."

Suddenly there is a complete narrative shift for the last 1/4 and "Julie" becomes a disaster flick, with Doris being called upon to land a commercial airliner with only the help of the air traffic controllers who keep calling her "honey."

Runner-up is Doris again, in "Midnight Lace," also starring Rex Harrison, humpy John Gavin, and Myrna Loy. Poor Doris is being stalked in London by a disturbingly high-pitched voice over the phone that begins its reign of terror by attempting to push her into London traffic in a heavy fog. It's all downhill for pitiful Doris from there...

by Anonymousreply 2109/08/2018

Peyton Place !

by Anonymousreply 2209/08/2018

They don't make movie stars like Karen Black anymore...

What's The Matter With Helen Shelly Winters doesn't take it very well when roommate and business partner wants to move and get married. Sweet Debbie Reynolds makes a great bitch...

by Anonymousreply 2309/08/2018

I hope this qualifies!

by Anonymousreply 2409/08/2018

Serial Mom is intentional camp - and fabulous.

by Anonymousreply 2509/08/2018

[italic]Deadly Weapons,[/italic] starring Chesty "Two Watermelons in a Downhill Race" Morgan

by Anonymousreply 2609/08/2018


by Anonymousreply 2709/08/2018

Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn. Gay for pay hustler ends up as lover of closeted movie star, gets busted while going on a drug run. Deliciously tacky.

by Anonymousreply 2809/08/2018

The Diane Linkletter Story.....

by Anonymousreply 2909/08/2018

[quote]OP, what makes you think we don’t talk about The Best of Everything? Also starring the divine Suzy Parker and some old dame.

Now you and your rabbit-faced wife can both go to hell!

by Anonymousreply 3009/08/2018

[quote]I hope this qualifies!

"Elvira, Mistress of the Dark" doesn't qualify. It's intentional camp, as is the aforementioned "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls."

by Anonymousreply 3109/08/2018

A Place in the Sun.

Susan Slade

by Anonymousreply 3209/08/2018

Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS?

by Anonymousreply 3309/08/2018

The Best of Everything.....

by Anonymousreply 3409/08/2018

Oops I meant A Summer Place though the other qualifies as well.

by Anonymousreply 3509/08/2018

The Naked Kiss....

by Anonymousreply 3609/08/2018

"Duel in the Sun"

"Joy in the Morning"

"Paris Blues"

"I Want to Live"

"Dance With a Stranger"

by Anonymousreply 3709/08/2018

I'm telling you, the Widow Gavin should have garnered every major award!

by Anonymousreply 3809/08/2018

"Best Little Whorehouse"

by Anonymousreply 3909/08/2018

I see your Karen Black and I raise you one Sylvia Miles.

by Anonymousreply 4009/08/2018


by Anonymousreply 4109/08/2018

Thanks, r21! But there already is a fabulous book about this subject called Bad Movies We Love. I studied it like the bible when I first bought it and checked off all the movies I'd watch.

by Anonymousreply 4209/08/2018

I just saw Strait Jacket with Diane Baker and you-know-who. "Bring me the axe!"

by Anonymousreply 4309/08/2018

The Love Machine


by Anonymousreply 4409/08/2018

I'm Daisy...I'm of us is a murderer....

by Anonymousreply 4509/08/2018

R32 I came to this thread to holler, "SUSAN SLADE!" This movie is one of my youngest memories as a toddler watching inappropriate teevee! I distinctly remember the scenes of Susan's baby being hand smacked for playing with the huge cigarette lighter/case/ashtray coffee table set, then playing with the lighter again and catching on fire and being scooped up by a man with a blanket! My mom came into the room and turned it off or to a different channel but those scenes made a lasting impression. I never really thought of how to find out what movie I'd seen as a two/three year old, but John Waters describes this exact scene in his book "Role Models!" I looked it up online and only found it for sale on amazon, so I bought it. It was quite the technicolor gauzy buttercream fantasy fest, plus the burning up baby was the most terrible mannequin ever! So many laughs 50 years later.

by Anonymousreply 4609/08/2018

If you ever want to read a campy (but incredibly astute and well researched) book about film and the Oscars (which, let's face it, are the campiest happening of the year), seek out Inside Oscar and Inside Oscar 2, written by the late Mason Wiley and Damien Bona.

Originally published in 1986, Inside Oscar went through several updates and topped out at 1994. Wiley died of AIDS related complications and no further updates were published, but in 2002(ish) Bona published Inside Oscar 2 which covered 1995-2000. It wasn't was good as the first volume because Wiley was the more professional of the two and I think insisted they only need observe and report and let the shenanigans speak for themselves. After Wiley died, Bona injected his own opinions about the films into the text and it felt more axe-grinding than reportage, but still very much worth a read.

I still kept hoping there would be an update of the 2nd volume, but Bona never revisited it and died in 2012.

by Anonymousreply 4709/08/2018

I Saw What You Did for Joan's pickled performance alone. "You little tramp! Get OUTTA here!"

by Anonymousreply 4809/08/2018


by Anonymousreply 4909/08/2018

Not to mention Good Luck Miss Wyckoff....

by Anonymousreply 5009/08/2018

Auntie Mame

by Anonymousreply 5109/08/2018

Really, r51.....

by Anonymousreply 5209/08/2018

[quote] "The Cowbweb". Where in an all-star cast plays the patient and staff at a mental hospital, and they literally spend two hours arguing about the new window treatments.

I thought you were kidding. You weren't.

"At a psychiatric clinic for the elite, Dr. Stewart McIver (Richard Widmark) wants to institute a policy of self-governance among his patients. To further his goals, Dr. McIver proposes that residents collaborate to design and make new drapes for the clinic library. Though it seems inconsequential, trouble ensues when the clinic patients become locked in a power struggle with the equally unbalanced staff, including activities director Meg Rinehart (Lauren Bacall)."

by Anonymousreply 5309/08/2018

The Gay Deceivers

by Anonymousreply 5409/08/2018

[quote]It's intentional camp, as is the aforementioned "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls."

BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS is etchier. Russ Meyer was planning on something that was quasi-self-aware camp, but everyone else involved in the production and 20th Century Fox were being sincere. So much so that Susann actually sued Fox for damages even though she'd actually agreed to the licensing.

by Anonymousreply 5509/08/2018

R46 same here. My mother would watch old movies while folding laundry and ironing, while I sat with her. I owe my love of old movies to her.

by Anonymousreply 5609/08/2018

Wait, I know The Cobweb. I know someone who likes this film. I think. Not sure.

by Anonymousreply 5709/08/2018

The Group

by Anonymousreply 5809/08/2018

Orphan was a delicious piece of mainstream camp. Is it still too young a movie to be considered a camp classic? I've seen it numerous times since and I can't say that for most modern movies.

What about Sorority Row? It came out around the same time and was pure camp featuring bitchy sorority girls spouting campy one liners while trying to cover up a murder and not get murdered themselves. It was a remake of The House on Sorority Row, but the tone is completely different. It falls apart in the last act and just becomes inane rather than fun, but 80% of the movie is gold.

by Anonymousreply 5909/08/2018

SHOCK TREATMENT - An actor hired to locate $1 million in stolen loot endures the rigors of an insane asylum.

With Stuart Whitman, Roddy McDowall, Carol Lynley and LAUREN BACALL as the evil psychiatrist.

by Anonymousreply 6009/08/2018

Oh, no. "Dance With a Stranger" is too good for this thread!

by Anonymousreply 6109/08/2018

the Initiation of Sarah

by Anonymousreply 6209/08/2018

The Baby

by Anonymousreply 6309/08/2018

THANK YOU for mentioning "The Baby."

It's the perfect double feature with "Private Parts" (the Paul Bartel version, not Howard Stern). The transparent water-filled sex doll with the girl's face on it is still disturbingly hilarious, or hilariously disturbing.

by Anonymousreply 6409/08/2018


by Anonymousreply 6509/08/2018

There is a series of grade Z gay movies that were filmed in Olympia, Oregon, with titles like “Traveling to Olympia” ,“Gods of Olympia”, “Revenge in Olympia” etc. They are hilariously incompetent, but there’s a fascination to them. I’m always trying to get friends to watch, but they shut them down after a few minutes.

by Anonymousreply 6609/08/2018

The Carry On series.

by Anonymousreply 6709/08/2018

The Emmanuelle series

by Anonymousreply 6809/08/2018

I kinda like Luna Park, Unsolved Suburbia , and A Siren in the Dark . Even though I don't like he has started to use porn stars I wonder what kind of film Steven Vasquez would do with a budget bigger than .99....

by Anonymousreply 6909/08/2018

Rome Adventure

Where the Boys Are

ALL the Gidget movies'

And leave us not forget DIAMOND HEAR

by Anonymousreply 7009/08/2018

*Diamond HeaD, damn it all.


by Anonymousreply 7109/08/2018

Damn r63, you beat me to it.

[quote]Deadly Weapons, starring Chesty "Two Watermelons in a Downhill Race" Morgan

Fun(?) fact: Chesty was a Holocaust survivor.

by Anonymousreply 7209/08/2018

"Who Killed Teddy Bear?" has EVERYTHING.

Sal Mineo as a sexually obsessed busboy at a '60s discotheque who can't stop making obscene phone calls to coworker Juliet Prowse.

Elaine Stritch as a hard-bitten lesbian.

Jan Fucking MURRAY.

A ridiculously lush "sexy" theme song.

A homoerotic sequence with Sal at the gym!

A trip to an actual seedy Times Square adult bookstore of the day!


by Anonymousreply 7309/08/2018


by Anonymousreply 7409/08/2018

The Cobweb directed by Vincente Minnelli

by Anonymousreply 7509/08/2018

Dramatic School, starring Luise Rainer.

[quote] Aspiring actress Louise Muban attends the prestigious Paris School of Drama during the day and works at a dreary factory assembling gas meters at night.

Here's one of the funniest scenes, with Gale Sondergaard as Luise's bitchy drama teacher:

by Anonymousreply 7609/08/2018

R73 - that's Jan FUCKING Murray to you.

by Anonymousreply 7709/08/2018

Claudelle Inglish

Go Naked in the World

by Anonymousreply 7809/08/2018

When I came out in the early 1970s, the two really big camp classics were Cobra Woman with Maria Montez (her legendary Cobra Dance!) and The Queen of Outer Space, with Zsa Zsa as the evil queen's rival. ("I HATE DAT KVEEN!")

You had to turn in you gay card if you couldn't quote them. Now they seem to have been totally forgotten.

by Anonymousreply 7909/08/2018

So many fab recommendations. Suddenly, last Summer and Boom are two camp classics, particularly Boom which has Liz, Dick and Noel Coward in fine form.

by Anonymousreply 8009/08/2018

My favorite camp classic/guilty pleasure is The Wicked Lady. Faye Dunaway basically does a 50's B-movie Joan Crawford flick right smack dab after Mommie Dearest. Her scenes with Prunella Scales (Fawlty Towers) are worth watching alone. But it has Alan Bates, John Gielgud, Denholm Elliot, Joan Hicks (Mrs. Marples) and that pretty guy who was in The Bitch with Joan Collins.

Oh, and it has the infamous scene where Marina Sirtis (Star Trek: Next Generation) gets whipped topless by our Faye as Alan Bates is hanged in the background.

The costumes are beautiful, the locations are sumptuous and it has a great score by Tony Banks of Genesis.

I love it so much I can barely stand it.

by Anonymousreply 8109/08/2018

Lol at that 80s tv level stuntwork in r81s clip.

by Anonymousreply 8209/08/2018

Here you go, R12.

by Anonymousreply 8309/08/2018

Thank you.

Guess who is r75 ?

by Anonymousreply 8409/08/2018

"Rome Adventure" with Suzanne Pleshette and Troy Donahue

by Anonymousreply 8509/08/2018

Never has someone ever been so miscast as Suzanne Pleshette in Rome Adventure.

That role screamed for Sandra Dee or an actress of the same type. Maybe even Hope Lange.

Suzanne was much too worldly to pull off the virginal teacher routine.

I do love it though.

by Anonymousreply 8609/08/2018

Susan Slade baby scene.

Jump tp the 10:30 mark. I can’t believe they let this make it into the final cut.

by Anonymousreply 8709/08/2018

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

by Anonymousreply 8809/09/2018

Oh, if we're going to include horror flicks: 13 Ghosts and House on Haunted Hill.

And, of course, Attack of the 50 Foot Woman

by Anonymousreply 8909/09/2018

Black Widow

by Anonymousreply 9009/09/2018

R90 - I have to take issue with "Black Widow" as camp. I thought it was a bona fide good suspense film. Both leads were wonderful.

Contrast it with "Marnie" - which by all odds should own this thread.

by Anonymousreply 9109/09/2018

I Want to Live - Susan Hayward

by Anonymousreply 9209/09/2018

I Know Who Killed Me


by Anonymousreply 9309/09/2018

That little boy dancing bare asked in The Possession of Joel Delany. Then flashing his cock. Then the girl being forced to eat dog food. Shirley Maclaine finding the head on the fridge.

by Anonymousreply 9409/09/2018

X, Y, and Zee

Secret Ceremony

A Walk on the Wild Side

And one of my favorites, The Legend of Lyla Claire

by Anonymousreply 9509/09/2018

Ah yes, "The Legend of Lylah Clare"! I think it was Kim Novak's only campy performance, which was obviously 100% unintentional. She thought she was giving serious drama.

Coral Browne in a supporting role, knows damn well it's camp.

by Anonymousreply 9609/09/2018

And Valentina Cortese aka "Miss Italy of 1922!"

by Anonymousreply 9709/09/2018

For a camp classic of the "so bad you can't believe someone paid to make it" genre, you can't get much worse than "Cycle Vixens" (a.k.a. "The Young Cycle Girls."). Horrible in every aspect.

by Anonymousreply 9809/09/2018

Stewardesses in 3D

by Anonymousreply 9909/09/2018

Merle Johnson, Jr. Is the Crown Prince of 60s/70s/80s camp. Not only was he the brutal racist boyfriend in "Imitation of Life," but went on to be perfectly cast as Connie Corleone's grifter fiance' in "Godfather II," and every campy pretty boy role in between, e.g. A Summer Place, Parrish, Summer Love, Susan Spade, and tv's Curbside 6.

RIP Troy. I loved him and still have a photo signed to me when he and a good friend of mine later performed together on a cruise ship.

by Anonymousreply 10009/09/2018

Orphan with Peter Saarsgard and Vera Farmiga. Not sure if I should spoil it for people who have not seen it, but let's just say... You probably won't guess the twist. Fun fact, it also Co stars Asia Argentos accuser Jimmy Bennett.

by Anonymousreply 10109/09/2018

Liz Taylor's entire post–[italic]Virginia Woolf[/italic] oeuvre was spectacularly bad camp. [italic]Identikit[/italic] in particular was just nuts.

by Anonymousreply 10209/09/2018

[quote] Never has someone ever been so miscast as Suzanne Pleshette in Rome Adventure.

Or as deliciously right playing Leona Helmsley in that campy TV film bio.

by Anonymousreply 10309/09/2018

Does "Woman on the Beach" belong in this listing?

by Anonymousreply 10409/09/2018

Don't know about that, r104, but Female on the Beach with Crawford sometimes comes perilously close.

by Anonymousreply 10509/09/2018

There's only ONE thing wrong with the Davis baby......

by Anonymousreply 10609/09/2018

^ $180 million, not $180, obviously.

by Anonymousreply 10709/09/2018

^ Sorry, wrong thread.

by Anonymousreply 10809/09/2018

Thanks for the correction r105. I loath-loved the older couple (Lovey pre her three hour tour!) who were pimping Jeff Chandler.

by Anonymousreply 10909/09/2018

[quote] There's only ONE thing wrong with the Davis baby......

Wrong. TWO things. It was also deadly fucking dull.

by Anonymousreply 11009/09/2018

Sharon Farrell had that former starlet off her lithium look.

by Anonymousreply 11109/09/2018

Well YOU just try and be upbeat when......

by Anonymousreply 11209/09/2018

Red Sparrow

by Anonymousreply 11309/09/2018

The Wasp Woman starring the Legendary, the Iconic, the Diminutive......

by Anonymousreply 11409/09/2018

R103-She was PERFECT as Leona Helmsley.

by Anonymousreply 11509/09/2018

Indeed, r115....

by Anonymousreply 11609/09/2018

R116 I'm watching it right now on youtube.

by Anonymousreply 11709/09/2018

SUZANNE PLESHETTE fans/ these interviews from 15 or so years ago are phenomenal if you haven't seen them

by Anonymousreply 11809/09/2018

You're ready to fly right out of here, aren't you R92?

by Anonymousreply 11909/09/2018

Fall From Grace, featuring DL faves Kevin Spacey and Bernadette Peters as Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker!

by Anonymousreply 12009/09/2018

Whoa! That’s a find r120.

by Anonymousreply 12109/09/2018

It gets mentioned once in a while on this site. Director Edward D. Wood, Jr. is more famous for "Plan 9 From Outer Space" but this is another campy disaster piece from him.

by Anonymousreply 12209/09/2018

Dr Jeckyl and Sister Hyde

by Anonymousreply 12309/09/2018

Glenn or Glenda is actually fairly well know. Glen is a secret cross-dresser and his girlfriend isn't exactly thrilled when she finds out. That was pretty far out for 1953.

by Anonymousreply 12409/09/2018

Model Shop (1969). Gary Lockwood at his most beautiful wears tight pants which reveal his fine butt and bulge. His character falls in love with Anouk Aimee, who works in a "model shop," where horny men can rent a camera and a girl, and have her pose for pictures. No disrespect of the sultry Ms. Aimee, but Gary's the one who should be renting himself out and dropping those pants for the camera.

by Anonymousreply 12509/10/2018

Crimes of Passion with Kathleen Turner as a drab designer by day and cheap $20 hooker by night and Tony Perkins as a street preacher chasing her around with a sharpened dildo.

by Anonymousreply 12609/10/2018

^Wasn’t that also the plot of Mahogany?

by Anonymousreply 12709/10/2018

Die Mommie, Die, featuring a deliciously naked Stark Sands.

by Anonymousreply 12809/10/2018

[quote]Contrast it with "Marnie" - which by all odds should own this thread.

Marnie is a camp classic.

by Anonymousreply 12909/10/2018

The Big Cube

by Anonymousreply 13009/10/2018

[italic]Skidoo,[/italic] a movie about hippies and LSD starring Carol Channing and Jackie Gleason

by Anonymousreply 13109/10/2018

The sleazy “Love Has Many Faces” with Hugh O Brian and Lana Turner.

by Anonymousreply 13209/10/2018

Where Love Has Gone

by Anonymousreply 13309/10/2018

How did we get this far and no mention of Joan Collins' masterpiece?

by Anonymousreply 13409/10/2018

Or an early but important addition to her [italic]oeuvre[/italic] "Land of the Pharaohs"

"Obsessed with his fate in the afterlife, the egotistical Pharaoh Khufu (Jack Hawkins) recruits oppressed architect Vashtar (James Robertson Justice) and forces him to design the most lavish and well-secured pyramid ever built. Vashtar struggles to meet Khufu's lofty expectations, knowing that, if he does so, the ruler will release his enslaved brethren from bondage. As construction begins, Khufu's new wife, Princess Nellifer (Joan Collins), plots to secure her own piece of the tyrant's riches."

by Anonymousreply 13509/10/2018

Hot Rods to Hell

by Anonymousreply 13609/10/2018

The Eyes of Laura Mars, we get 1970's fashion photo shoots, with Faye Dunaway as a fashion photographer who experiences visions of a serial killer's victims before the murders actually happen.

by Anonymousreply 13709/10/2018

Olivia De Havilland is.......Lady in a Cage!

by Anonymousreply 13809/10/2018

The Fan - Lauren Becall stars as a fading diva, Sally Ross.

Douglas is a lonesome record salesman and a true fan of the actress Sally Ross. Every day he writes her gleaming letters of love. But the only response he gets are formal letters. So his love turns into hatred.

The book was actually a fun read, because entire story is written in memos, letters, notes, newspaper articles, etc.

by Anonymousreply 13909/10/2018

The Fan is a datalounge fave - and deservedly so!!!!

by Anonymousreply 14009/10/2018

Last of the Mobile Hot Shots. You haven't seen it all until you've seen Lynn Redgrave in a fake, high-pitched voice sing "Plant a Watermelon on My Grave (and Let the Juice Soak Through)"

by Anonymousreply 14109/10/2018

The Cool Ones (aka Cool, Baby Cool) is a 1967 film starring Roddy McDowall and directed by Gene Nelson. Mrs. Miller performs in a cameo role, and the film features cameo performances by bands the Leaves and the Bantams, as well as a cameo appearance by Glen Campbell.

by Anonymousreply 14209/10/2018

From the 1970s - Curse of the Black Widow, about a woman transforming herself into a human-sized black widow spider and preying on victims during the full moon.

It's got a camp cast - Patty Duke, Donna Mills, June Allyson, June Lockhart & Roz Kelly

by Anonymousreply 14309/11/2018

Sweater Girl (1942). Shapely coeds get bumped off on a college campus. Quite a comedown for Nils Asther, who plays a professor, although he still looks good.

by Anonymousreply 14409/11/2018

Tunnel Vision

by Anonymousreply 14509/11/2018

Sweater Girl also features Phillip Terry aka Mr. Joan Crawford!!!

by Anonymousreply 14609/11/2018

SWEATER GIRL its a nifty little movie with a great Jule Styne score, featuring the wartime hit "I Don't Want To Walk Without You, Baby" and the surprisingly risqué "I Said No" introduced by Betty Jane Rhodes.

by Anonymousreply 14709/11/2018

Breakin and Breakin 2 Electric Boogaloo will be on TCM this weekend

by Anonymousreply 14809/11/2018

Blood Feast in 1963...ushered in the era of blood and gore drive in movies...atrocious acting and a laughably bad score.

by Anonymousreply 14909/12/2018

"Something For Everyone."

All these posts and no mention of "Theatre of Blood" and the incomparably hammy Vincent Price? Co-starring, the actress, Coral Browne.

"The Last of Sheila."

"Motel Hell." Poor Rory.

by Anonymousreply 15009/12/2018

"Elsa Maxwell's Hotel For Women" (1939) :

from IMDB: There's more secrets behind the stage door here than there was at the Footlight Club in the classic 1937 drama, "Stage Door". Like that Oscar nominated best picture and 1939's delightfully bitchy "The Women", this focuses on the female of the species, and of course, their favorite topic of conversation is men. There are men here, unlike "The Women", and like the ladies of "Stage Door" (as well as the clawing cats), these girls are all single. The story focuses on new to New York Linda Darnell whose boyfriend from Syracuse (James Ellison) has moved on with bitchy socialite and top VOGUE model Lynn Bari. Before you can say, "Get me a bromide, and put some gin in it!", she's a top New York model and Ellison is once again intrigued, triggering the fire in Bari's head.

Taking a secondary part just to be involved in this prestige film, Ann Sothern is a barrel of wisecracking wisdom as Darnell's neighbor, along with Jean Rogers, Kay Aldredge and a host of others. But the biggest source of advice comes from real life New York hostess and columnist Elsa Maxwell who was as powerful as Hollywood's Louella, and had no fear of some Hedda Hopper wanna be stepping on her toes. Unlike both "Stage Door" and "The Women", this sticks to the main plot line and doesn't divert from that with its huge supporting cast. But everybody has great moments, and views of various long gone trends of this era seem worthy of revisiting.

The plot twist of Bari's affair with the older John Halliday takes some of the plot line of "Stage Door" to another level that is quite intriguing. The script is filled with witty comments on life (energetically spouted by Ms. Maxwell) and bitchy asides coming out of the mouths of Darnell's more worldly contemporaries. Glimpses of Maxwell's famous party games and her own memories of how she went from poor girl to frumpy but lovable society doyenne add a historical viewpoint to the friction. Aside from Maxwell and the script, this is also memorable for the art direction, making me want to take a time machine back to late 1930's Manhattan where every day was a culturous adventure.

The McClelland Barklay poster for the film is dreamy!

by Anonymousreply 15109/12/2018

I like the film Vincent Price did with Diana Rigg...

by Anonymousreply 15209/12/2018

[italic]Someone I Touched,[/italic] a '70s TV movie in which Cloris Leachman catches VD

by Anonymousreply 15309/12/2018

Hilarious viewing session for the above

by Anonymousreply 15409/12/2018

Picture Mommy Dead...

I wish someone somehow would release Dear Dead Delilah . Agnes Moorehead gets to star in her own Baby Jane / Charlotte type of movie,,,,

by Anonymousreply 15509/12/2018

^ Speaking of Picture Mommy about Let's Kill Uncle?

by Anonymousreply 15609/12/2018

[quote] I wish someone somehow would release Dear Dead Delilah . Agnes Moorehead gets to star in her own Baby Jane / Charlotte type of movie,,,,

Wish no more, my friend. Vinegar Syndrome is putting it out on blu ray imminently.

by Anonymousreply 15709/12/2018

Hunky slab of Lorenzo Lamas in Body Rock as street smart rapper And breakdancer Chilly D. Hilarious but Lamas is at the peak of his beauty here.

by Anonymousreply 15809/12/2018

The mention of Picture Mommy Dead reminded me of . . .

The Mad Room

Stella Stevens & Shelley Winters - and the dog walking around with the severed hand.

by Anonymousreply 15909/12/2018

Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (actually, pretty much anything Shelly did after 1965 or so would qualify)

by Anonymousreply 16009/12/2018

Dear Dead Delilah is out now on Blu-Ray. I bought my copy and have yet to watch it. Never seen it before.

Blood Feast really is a hoot. And it's so short, too, that you never feel like you're wasting a lot of your time watching a shitty movie. It's hard to imagine anyone ever taking it seriously, but it's a blast. I saw it as a kid on VHS and, even as a kid scared of gore, I found it amusing. I think my intro to it was from the movie Serial Mom.

by Anonymousreply 16109/12/2018

r152 "Theater of Blood" is my prime guilty pleasure when it comes to films. It was great seeing many familiar British character actors getting to be outrageous. I wonder if Miss Rigg cringes at the very thought of this movie?

by Anonymousreply 16209/18/2018

From Hell It Came

by Anonymousreply 16309/18/2018

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun; Mannequin; Hello, Again.

by Anonymousreply 16409/18/2018

R161 I’m mad about Blood Feast... I first saw it after smoking a joint and drinking some tequila. Couldn’t stop laughing at the lead character Fuad, or Suzette, his potential victim. And the scene on the beach where he kills the woman but only knocks out the boyfriend....Whew! Too funny. His acting was so awful it was otherworldly. But then, he was in good company because all of the performances in Blood Feast were lousy. But that’s part of the charm.

by Anonymousreply 16509/18/2018

Out of Darkness starring Miss Ross

by Anonymousreply 16609/18/2018

r164 The Tabanga!

by Anonymousreply 16709/18/2018

r163 The Tabanga!

by Anonymousreply 16809/18/2018

Troop Beverly Hills

by Anonymousreply 16909/18/2018

"Connie Stevens is SCORCHY! (1976)"

In 1976, I didn't even know what herpes was. It was years before Jeannie Bueller (a.k.a. Shauna) talked about her scorching case of herpes to avoid being attacked by real life pedophile and creepy 80s character actor, Jeffrey Jones.

And yet, I still thought of an S.T.D. when I saw Connie Stevens suited up for this movie. Maybe I confused her with Stella Stevens from the Poseidon Adventure. Maybe it was the Eddie Fisher connection. Who knows? It was the era of Bicentennial Minutes hosted by Linda Ellerbee and the shockingly daring Schoolhouse Rock cartoons. I'd just heard the mind blowing news that Jerry Mathers of Leave it to Beaver fame had died in Vietnam because he drank a Tab that was loaded with pop rocks by the Viet Cong.

Also, I was 100% certain I saw Patty Hearst buying a pack of Virginia Slims at the local Trader Joe's. Or maybe it was just a coed from Occidental College with an assault rifle. We all had assault rifles back then.

It was an exciting time.

by Anonymousreply 17009/18/2018

Spider Baby

by Anonymousreply 17109/19/2018

All the Nelson Eddy/Jeanette MacDonald movies are pretty campy

by Anonymousreply 17209/19/2018

Just One of the Guys, so bad its great, Shalimar is on the soundtrack along with Sherilyn Fenn pre-Twin Peaks. The Trip...Dern, Fonda, Hopper and was "written " by Nicholson! Just amazingly dated.

And for horror: Demon Night, LOVE Billy Zane in that! From what I remember its a great laugh.

by Anonymousreply 17309/19/2018

The First Nudie Musical....

by Anonymousreply 17409/19/2018

I finally watched Dear Dead Del and was a little disappointed. Not on par with Charlotte or Baby Jane.

by Anonymousreply 17509/24/2018

R13, in what world do Mommie Dearest, Baby Jane, and Showgirls not get talked about?

by Anonymousreply 17609/24/2018

I view Barbra Steisand's entire filmography to be examples of low camp or high camp.

by Anonymousreply 17709/24/2018

Ricardo Montalban - I adore him! And he's one of the CAMPIEST actors in the history of cinema. I like to find the camp factor in westerns. Try JOHN FORD'S Cheyenne Autumn. 1964. Well of course it's a very good movie, touching. It's John Fucking Ford. But Ford (suspect gay) could bring the camp and here he does. Ricardo, Carroll Baker, Sal Mineo!, Dolores del Rio, James Stewart and Edward G. Robinson (2 actors who could camp it up). Jack Smith must have came buckets when he saw this movie. It's to die for.

by Anonymousreply 17809/24/2018

The Betsy (1978) it came with the tag line “The Harold Robbins women - what they say you do”

by Anonymousreply 17909/25/2018

I saw a cowbweb in a barn once.

by Anonymousreply 18009/25/2018

Mata Hari with Greta Garbo and Ramon Novarro - The Moment By Moment of Hollywood's Golden Age

by Anonymousreply 18109/26/2018

Ziegfeld Girl

Inside Daisy Clover

Finian's Rainbow

The Dolly Sisters

There's No Business Like Show Business

I Could Go On Singing

Dead Ringer

by Anonymousreply 18210/02/2018

The Baby with Ruth Roman is one of my favorites. So bizarre and disturbing, yet compulsively watchable.

I just saw A Simple Favor in theaters and this has all the makings of a camp classic. It's genuinely funny and a blast to watch. All you bitches should go see it.

by Anonymousreply 18310/02/2018

"A Summer Place" with the best theme song ever and a hokey plot

by Anonymousreply 18410/02/2018

Clash of the Titans! Harry! Larry! Maggie! Ursula!

by Anonymousreply 18510/02/2018

Whatever Happened to Aunt Alice? is an actually disturbing movie in the Psycho-Biddy genre.

by Anonymousreply 18610/02/2018

Norman, Is That You?

by Anonymousreply 18710/02/2018

Hit the Deck

by Anonymousreply 18810/02/2018

r182, agree with you on There's No Business Like Show Business. Marilyn! The Merm! An uber campy Johnnie Ray!

by Anonymousreply 18910/02/2018

Roller Boogie

Thank God It's Friday

Lost Horizon, the 1973 remake



Once Is Not Enough

The Mirror Crack'd

Beverly Hills Madam

by Anonymousreply 19010/02/2018

Where Love Has Gone, with DL icons Bette Davis, Susan Hayward and Joey Heatherton

by Anonymousreply 19110/03/2018

The Blue Bird (both the 1940 Shirley Temple version and the 1976 remake with Liz Taylor, Jane Fonda, Cicely Tyson and Ava Gardner)

Tam-Lin (directed by Roddy Mcdowall and starring Ava Gardner and a young Joanna Lumley)

The Return of Captain Invincible

by Anonymousreply 19210/03/2018

Lucky Lady

by Anonymousreply 19310/03/2018

Billie ('65) with Patty Duke

Anything starring Liz Taylor from Cleopatra onward

by Anonymousreply 19410/03/2018

Schindler's List

by Anonymousreply 19510/03/2018

[quote]Where Love Has Gone, with DL icons Bette Davis, Susan Hayward and Joey Heatherton

Yes! It amazes me how few people have seen this ultra-camp shit fest based on the Lana Turner stabbing!

The costumes and sets were lurid perfection.

by Anonymousreply 19610/03/2018





With Brian Blessed and a young Timothy Dalton as whatever the fuck it was that was supposed to be.

Songs by Queen.

by Anonymousreply 19710/03/2018


by Anonymousreply 19810/03/2018


Sean Connery in a diaper and Charlotte Rampling as a suicidal immortal (one of many).

by Anonymousreply 19910/03/2018


Salome with Rita Hayworth and Charles Laughton as King Herod

Carnival Story with Anne Baxter as a high diver

by Anonymousreply 20010/04/2018

Bedevilled ('55) with DL fave Anne Baxter and an over dramatic death scene

by Anonymousreply 20110/04/2018

The divine Miss Susan Cabot's SORORITY GIRL....

by Anonymousreply 20210/04/2018

I second Magilla Gorilla.

by Anonymousreply 20310/04/2018

Disney camp -- "Million Dollar Duck" with DL faves Sandy Duncan and Dean Jones - their kid has a duck that lays golden eggs leading to complications galore - kind of fun actually

by Anonymousreply 20410/04/2018

That cartoon dog that had a rather very vocal orgasm whenever you gave him a dog biscuit -- he'd jump in the air and end up lying in the ground very satisfied. Can't remember the show or the character's name, but he pretty unforgettable. Maybe one of you guys know?

by Anonymousreply 20510/04/2018

I fiound it -- Snuffles from the show "Quick Draw McGraw".

by Anonymousreply 20610/04/2018

[quote]Just One of the Guys, so bad its great,

Just One is actually pretty good, certainly better than most 80s teen dreck.

by Anonymousreply 20710/04/2018

Rhinestone with DL icon Dolly Parton and a singing Sly Stallone

Striptease with Dummy i mean Demi Moore

The Conqueror with John Wayne as Genghis Khan and DL icons Susan Hayward and Agnes Moorehead

by Anonymousreply 20810/04/2018

Bird of Paradise ('32)

Green Mansions ('59) with DL faves Audrey Hepburn and Tony Perkins

White Cargo ('42) with Hedy Lamarr in blackface as Tondelayo

by Anonymousreply 20910/04/2018

"Flamingo Road," starring La Crawford as a carnival dancer.


by Anonymousreply 21010/04/2018

Caprice with Doris Day

Funny Lady

by Anonymousreply 21110/04/2018

[quote]Rhinestone with DL icon Dolly Parton and a singing Sly Stallone

I saw it in a theater with a friend. When Stallone sang the original composition "Drinkinstein" we couldn't stop laughing and people got pissed off.

by Anonymousreply 21210/04/2018

I know an earlier poster chastised others for only wanting to hear about films that were unintentionally camp & funny - but sometimes movies that were meant to be funnier seem even campier with it as years go by? Elvira definitely does - and last night I watched Drop Deap Gorgeous - the movie - with Kirstie Alley, Kirstin Dunst, Denise Richards, Ellen Barkin, Alison Janney - even a very young Amy Adams. I remember thinking it was pretty funny when it came out - but it’s even better now! Sooooo much camp, trashy fun - it’s like they made a Divine film - without Divine! - and it’s none the poorer for it (think Ellen Barkin’s character would be the Divine role!)

It really is a hoot - should be like catnip for DLers!

by Anonymousreply 21310/04/2018

Female on the Beach , starring a 50-year-old Joan Crawford whose character is addressed as "young lady" by another character!

by Anonymousreply 21410/04/2018

The Disappearance of Aimee with DL icons Fate Dunaway and Bette Davis

by Anonymousreply 21510/05/2018

Hush with Lange and Paltrow and heavenly Jonathan Schaech (sp?)!

by Anonymousreply 21610/05/2018

Any scene with Nellie Oleson on Little House On The Prairie.

by Anonymousreply 21710/05/2018

The Prodigal with Lana Turner and Edmund Purdom. They (20th Century Fox) tried to make him happen, but he didn’t. This lame Biblical epic didn’t help matters much. The best scene is when temple priestess Samara, played by Turner (she designed her own costumes for this), gets stoned to death by the angry mob.

by Anonymousreply 21810/05/2018

Miss Lana makes like a pearl in Biblical Chic.....

by Anonymousreply 21910/05/2018

r216, I LOVE Hush! Jessica Lange is a riot. You just know she was having so much fun chewing the scenery.

by Anonymousreply 22010/05/2018

At Long Last Love ('75)

Rabbit Test ('78)

All of the Beach Party movies with Frankie and Annette

by Anonymousreply 22110/05/2018

I don't think of At Long Last Love as camp, r221....

by Anonymousreply 22210/05/2018

The New Yorker last week hailed "At Long Last Love" as a delightful film that was unappreciated in its day. Or something like that. Really...

by Anonymousreply 22310/05/2018

Don’t know if anyone mentioned this yet, but “The Haunting of Julia” (aka “Full Circle”)—if only for the opening scene, where Julia (DL fave Mia Farrow) tries to perform a makeshift tracheotomy on her choking daughter at the breakfast table. It was not successful.

by Anonymousreply 22410/06/2018

Really, r223??? Jesus. They're dead wrong and that ain't's fact.

by Anonymousreply 22510/06/2018

anything with the adorable Pia Zadora in it

by Anonymousreply 22610/07/2018

r219 why did bottom of an outfit like that look like a girdle???

by Anonymousreply 22710/07/2018

Oh for chrissakes, r227, why do you think?

by Anonymousreply 22810/07/2018

The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.

by Anonymousreply 22910/07/2018

Heartbeeps with Andy Kaufman and DL icon Bernadette Peters as humanoid robots

Chu Chu and the Philly Flash

Abby: The Black Exorcist

by Anonymousreply 23010/07/2018


by Anonymousreply 23110/07/2018

Wonder Bar ('34) a bonkers Pre-Code with Al Jolson, Dick Powell, Ricardo Cortez and DL faves Dolores del Rio, Kay Francis and Patsy Kelly. Musical numbers directed by Busby Berkeley including the infamous "Goin' to Heaven" blackface finale with Jolson. This movie is also featured promintently in The Celluloid Closet

by Anonymousreply 23210/07/2018

Rose Marie

by Anonymousreply 23310/07/2018

The Magic Christian ('69)

Kansas City Bomber ('72)

Sahara ('83)

Brenda Starr ('89)

The Honey Pot ('67)

I'll Cry Tomorrow ('55)

With a Song in My Heart ('52)

The Night Walker ('64)

by Anonymousreply 23410/08/2018

It's Fwancis, r232....

by Anonymousreply 23510/08/2018

Dracula's Daughter ('36)

Chastity ('69) with Cher as a truckstop hooker

Ash Wednesday ('73)

Earthquake ('74)

Stolen Hours ('63) remake of Dark Victory with Susan Hayward in Bette's role

by Anonymousreply 23610/08/2018

Yolanda and the Thief

by Anonymousreply 23710/10/2018

The Pirate

by Anonymousreply 23810/10/2018

All About Eve

by Anonymousreply 23910/10/2018

Million Dollar Mermaid, with an over the top injury scene by DL fave Esther Williams + the Busby Berkeley production numbers

by Anonymousreply 24010/11/2018

I'll see your Susie's Stolen Hours and raise you her Back Street, r236.

by Anonymousreply 24110/11/2018
by Anonymousreply 24210/11/2018

For the legions of Nancy Kwan fans.....

by Anonymousreply 24310/11/2018

The 1974 pilot film for Wonder Woman with Cathy Lee Crosby is a hoot

by Anonymousreply 24410/11/2018

Dracula A.D. 1972

by Anonymousreply 24510/11/2018

Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon ('70) with Liza

The Grasshopper ('71) with Jacqueline Bisset, Jim Brown and Joseph Cotten

Fathom ('67) with Raquel Welch

by Anonymousreply 24610/11/2018

Fred Williamson is so hot in Junie Moon.

by Anonymousreply 24710/12/2018

I don't think of Junie Moon as camp.....

by Anonymousreply 24810/12/2018

The live action remake of 101 Dalmatians with Glenn Close as Cruella DeVille is borderline intentional camp but it's camp nonetheless, as is the unnecessary but still campy sequel 102 Dalmatians where Glenn/Cruella gets paint thrown at her by a PETA loon and gets baked into a giant cake by the puppies... no I'm not making this up

by Anonymousreply 24910/12/2018

r249 You get points for spelling "Dalmatians" correctly, but it's Cruella DeVil, as in "devil" -- get it?

by Anonymousreply 25010/12/2018

The Green Slime.

by Anonymousreply 25110/13/2018

Lady with Red Hair ('40) with Miriam Hopkins (as a turn of the century wannabe actress who gets her so taken away because... shock.. she wants to go on the stage!), Claude Rains hamming it up as David Belasco and some of the bitchiest society women ever on screen

Send Me No Flowers ('64), with DL icons Doris and Rock plus Tony Randall and Paul Lynde!

The Bjg Cube ('69) aka Lana Turner on LSD

by Anonymousreply 25210/13/2018

Send Me No Flowers also features Clive Clerk in a small role. It's so campy - there's even a scene where Rock and Tony get in bed together!

by Anonymousreply 25310/13/2018

THIS: 'I've made 30 stag films and I've never faked an orgasm!' Before movie legend Jennifer Jones made her final screen appearance in the disaster flick Towering Inferno, she made this disaster. Rock star/cult leader Bogart Peter Styvenson corrupts a fat heiress and her stag actress mother and homosexual father. Like that bad night Tijuana, you hope the ordeal will fade from memory once the vomiting stops. Cruel and malicious, you can't stop watching as our jaw keeps dropping. Originally titled Angel, Angel Down We Go - the name was changed to capitalize on the still unfolding Manson Murders. Classy! One of my favorite "bad" films of all time.

by Anonymousreply 25410/13/2018

Bunny O'Hare.

by Anonymousreply 25510/13/2018

I don't remember Bunny O'Hare as camp, r255....

by Anonymousreply 25610/14/2018

Has anyone seen "Who Killed Teddy Bear"? Is it good, is it camp? Sal Mineo, DL fave/frenemy Elaine Stritich and Juliet Prowse sounds interesting indeed.

by Anonymousreply 25710/14/2018

Stritch, sorry

by Anonymousreply 25810/14/2018

Chained heat!

by Anonymousreply 25910/14/2018

I remember only catching probably the tail end of Carnival of Souls when I was a kid and how it totally creeped me out. It was on last night but I was too tired to watch it. I'm hoping it'll be on again.

by Anonymousreply 26010/14/2018

The Damned Don't Cry with La Crawford was on TCM a few days ago

by Anonymousreply 26110/15/2018

Goodbye My Fancy ('51)

X, Y and Zee ('72) - "why if it isn't darling Stell-lah!'

by Anonymousreply 26210/18/2018

Liz Taylor in Night Watch

by Anonymousreply 26310/18/2018

The Sandpiper ('65) with Taylor and Burton

A Letter for Three Wives ('49)

Mix Me a Person ('62), little known UK film starring DL fave Anne Baxter

by Anonymousreply 26410/18/2018

The Phynx ('70)

Call Her Savage ('32) w/ Clara Bow as a "half breed" + sexy Gilbert Roland and Bow' s catfight with Thelma Todd

The Glass Bottom Boat ('66) with DL faves Doris Day, Rod Taylor, Paul Lynde, Dom DeLuise, Ellen Corby and the Kravitzes from Bewitched

by Anonymousreply 26510/19/2018

Drums of Africa ('63)

Hannie Caulder ('71)

The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini ('66)

Las Vegas Hillbillies ('67)

by Anonymousreply 26610/19/2018

Lady of Burlesque with Barbara Stanwyck as a stripper caught up in a murder, based on a novel by Gypsy Rose Lee which was also the basis for the play The Neon Woman with Divine!

by Anonymousreply 26710/22/2018

A House Is Not a Home

by Anonymousreply 26811/03/2018

The sex scenes in Good Luck Miss Wyckoff, where the frigid spinster teacher gets the hot-bodied BBC she craves — in the classroom! — then gets caught and pretends it's rape:

by Anonymousreply 26911/03/2018

Isn't "The Queen of outer space" starring Zsa Zsa Gabor supposed to be quite camp yet I hear it mentioned little?

by Anonymousreply 27011/03/2018

Desk Set Silent Night, Lonely Night New York, New York Mother, May I Sleep With Danger? Magic Can’t Stop The Music The Wiz

by Anonymousreply 27111/03/2018

Wild in the Streets with Christopher Jones as president and Shelly Winters as his mother.

by Anonymousreply 27211/04/2018

[quote]Has anyone seen "Who Killed Teddy Bear"? Is it good, is it camp? Sal Mineo, DL fave/frenemy Elaine Stritich and Juliet Prowse sounds interesting indeed.

Parts of it are camp — Juliet Prowse plays a "discotheque deejay" whose (stereo) equipment seems to be a record player and about a dozen albums in a living room where people do the twist. And Sal Mineo is homoerotic camp throughout.

But much of it is fascinating, especially some on-location Times Square stuff where he goes to a circa-1965 dirty bookstore, and late in the film where he's running through the streets of lower New York. Apparently they didn't get a permit and just shot it early one morning, and it's very effective.

by Anonymousreply 27311/04/2018

R260 the lead actress looks just like Iggy Azalea . Eerie film though. Very much ahead of its time.

by Anonymousreply 27411/04/2018

The I Don't Care Girl with DL icon Mitzi Gaynor

The Concorde: Airport '79

Head with The Monkees

by Anonymousreply 27511/04/2018

The Terror of the Tongs - silly Hammer Studios film from the early 60s

My Forbidden Past - with Ava Gardner

by Anonymousreply 27611/05/2018

The Merlin Jones movies with DL faves Annette Funicello and Tommy Kirk

by Anonymousreply 27711/06/2018

I Thank a Fool w/ Susan Hayward

Faster Pussycat Kill Kill

by Anonymousreply 27811/07/2018

"The Glass Bottom Boat" is actually very funny - great cast!

by Anonymousreply 27911/07/2018

"Nine Girls", a forgotten Columbia "B" movie from 1944. Bitchy, back-stabbing Sorority queen Anita Louise gets bumped off. Which sorority sister did it? Featuring beautiful Jinx Falkenburg, Ann Harding, Evelyn Keyes, Nina Foch, Marsha Mae Jones and Jeff Donnell, playing a sports-enthusiast nicknamed "Butch".

by Anonymousreply 28011/07/2018

r280, that looks like a scream. Love the crypto dyke character.

by Anonymousreply 28111/08/2018

The Snake Pit with DL faves Olivia de Havilland and Celeste Holm in the looney bin!

by Anonymousreply 28211/09/2018

It feels like just about any Liz Taylor film from the sixties on - when she started looking matronly and a little blowsy - all seem unintentionally camp. Some have already been mentioned - but thinking about them - they all seem to have that campy element in spades. Liz just can’t help herself!

by Anonymousreply 28311/15/2018

The Swimmer with Burt Lancaster

by Anonymousreply 28411/24/2018

[italic]Take Care of My Little Girl,[/italic] an early-'50s look at college sorority life starring Jeanne Crain as a nice girl who gets a bid to her legacy chapter, the bitchy but top-tier Tri-U's. Co-starring Jean Peters, Mitzi Gaynor, Betty Lynn, and Miss Natalie Schafer as the snooty housemother.

by Anonymousreply 28511/24/2018

R76- I watched Dramatic School recently. Luise's elfin reads like brain damage.

by Anonymousreply 28611/24/2018

Eyes of Laura Mars is on Amazon Prime now and I’m watching The Mad Room with Stella Stevens and Shelley Winters as I type.

by Anonymousreply 28711/24/2018

The Mad Room isn’t as good as Whatever Happened to Aunt Alice by the same director.

by Anonymousreply 28811/24/2018

All About Eve is on TCM right now - perfect timing.

by Anonymousreply 28911/24/2018

[quote]I think it was Kim Novak's only campy performance, which was obviously 100% unintentional.

Have you see her in "Jeanne Eagels"?

by Anonymousreply 29011/24/2018

Where Kim does Jeanne doing Sadie Thompson like a drag queen.

by Anonymousreply 29111/24/2018

Any Hugo Haas film

by Anonymousreply 29211/24/2018

The Manitou

Beyond the Poseidon Adventure

Any of Shirley Temple's movies from 20th Century Fox

by Anonymousreply 29311/26/2018

Another Part of the Forest, the prequel to The Little Foxes with Ann Blyth in Bette' s role

Queen Bee with La Crawford

by Anonymousreply 29412/10/2018

Smash Up: The Story of a Woman w/ Susan Hayward

The First Traveling Saleslady w/ Ginger Rogers, Carol Channing and a young Clint Eastwood

Billie w/ Patty Duke

Elephant Walk w/ Liz Taylor

by Anonymousreply 29512/25/2018

"A Rage to Live," the story of a nymphomaniac (gasp), is a true camp classic starring Suzanne Pleshette. She plays a young upper-class housewife whose craving for cock ruins her life.

It's very relatable to DLers.

by Anonymousreply 29612/25/2018

The Day the Fish Came Out (1967)

by Anonymousreply 29712/25/2018

I think that Kings of the Sun (1963) about the ancient Mayans is campy. George Chakiris is the Mayan king and Yul Brynner is his captive.

by Anonymousreply 29812/25/2018

Anything starring a Hepburn.

by Anonymousreply 29912/25/2018

R257 In the late 90's "Who Killed Teddy Bear" played at the Quad cinema for a few weeks. It's pretty amazing in the camp/sexy/disturbing/what were they thinking/i see why this film has been out of circulation for 40 years--vein.

It really is doing like 50 things all at once:

Crime thriller. Surreal look at childhood abuse. Psycho-sexual study. Beefcake expose for Sal Mineo in tighty whiteys. In a role she was born to play--Stritch as a predatory lesbian adorned in swinging mod 60's fashion. (Stritch also gets attacked in a brutal and endless scene where she screams in baritone over and over. I can't imagine what the set was like on that day.) And a dance showcase for Juliet Prowse in tight sweaters, tight skirts, and tight high high heels.

Juliet Prowse at one point feels she is being watched through her window by someone unseen. She looks out her window only to see that it faces only a brick wall. And she says "What was i worried about? A peeping brick?" and then laughs. I don't why that has always stuck with me. But it has. A peeping brick. A peeping brick. Someone wrote that line and got paid. For real.

The opening titles are really spooky. "Who killed Teddy Bear? Does anybody care?" Is the lyric under the titles. Sung by a woman in a baby-talk voice cooing.

Oh! This has made me want to see it again--right now. On Christmas Day. A new tradition?

by Anonymousreply 30012/25/2018

R296 Gazzara is absolutely smoking in that. Some major VPL.

by Anonymousreply 30112/25/2018

Please don't let me be the only person who has seen the exceptionally trashy [italic]Impulse[/italic] (1974), starring William Shatner in a career-worst performance as a psychopathic killer who sports some of the most hideous costumes ever committed to celluloid.

by Anonymousreply 30212/26/2018

Gentlemen Marry Brunettes, the quasi sequel to Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Jane Russell returns, but with Jeanne Crain in support. Jack Cole did the choreography, and the campy centerpiece features a bevy of chorus boys in blackface as African warriors + Alan Young in a gorilla suit + Russell and Crain being cooked in a giant pot

by Anonymousreply 30312/26/2018

Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad with Roz Russell and Jonathan Winters.

by Anonymousreply 30412/26/2018

The mention of Shatner's name reminds me that he appeared in Devil's Rain. I've never watched it but the stills suggest campiness galore.

by Anonymousreply 30512/27/2018

Who Killed Teddy Bear? Is AMAZING. I have it on DvD, but it is probably a bootleg of an old VHS tape.

by Anonymousreply 30612/27/2018

Olivia De Havilland and James Caan in Lady in A Cage (1965).

Liv in an Elevator!

by Anonymousreply 30712/27/2018

Maps to the stars. Batshit camp mess, it must be seen to believed.

by Anonymousreply 30812/31/2018

Maps To the Stars kinda flew under the radar, didn't it? All I remember is thinking it was some of the best work Julianne Moore had ever done. There was some scene where she finds out she got a role, because the kid of the actress they chose over her was killed. She starts jumping up and down and doing this crazy dance by the pool. It was hilarious and haunting at the same time.

by Anonymousreply 30912/31/2018

R309 haha ,yeah I remember that. She starts singing that song "Na Na HeyHey" song and grabbing her assistants hand. It was just drove home how completely morally stunted and empty she was. That was one of many scenes in the film that took a lot of guts, many actresses would be afraid to be seen as Julianne's character, but Moore just went for it. Lol. I'm actually a bit surprised the film isn't mentioned more often on DL, I would think it would be a fave.

by Anonymousreply 31012/31/2018

"Screaming Mimi" (1958) with a stunning but zombified Anita Ekberg as an "exotic dancer" with post traumatic stress disorder doing a number where she writhes around semi-naked in chains in lesbian proprietress Gypsy Rose Lee's "nightclub" El Madhouse. Meanwhile people are being murdered left and right...

by Anonymousreply 31112/31/2018

Wicked Woman

Wasp Woman

by Anonymousreply 31212/31/2018

Girls Town with DL fave Mamie Van Doren and a young, baby faced Paul Anka

Untamed Youth, also with Mamie is quite the hoot

by Anonymousreply 31312/31/2018

Let’s Scare Jessica To Death starring the great but forgotten Zohar Lambert.

by Anonymousreply 31401/01/2019

I believe you meant the great but clearly forgotten Zohra Lampert. I enjoyed watching her in the Bob Newhart episode where she tried to seduce out-of-town Bob, girlfriend to psychopath Robert Redford in Alfred Hitchcock, and I think an episode of Naked City, among others.

by Anonymousreply 31501/01/2019

She won an Emmy for an episode of Kojak.

by Anonymousreply 31601/01/2019

The Incredible Shrinking Man

by Anonymousreply 31701/01/2019


by Anonymousreply 31801/01/2019

Two on a Guillotine with overacting DL fave Connie Stevens playing both mother and daughter

by Anonymousreply 31901/17/2019

R316 I love Lampert. She was in Splendor in the Grass as Beatty's wife, at the end. I was saddened to learn that she is married to gasbag Jonathan Schwartz.

by Anonymousreply 32001/17/2019

1929' s Untamed was on TCM a few nights ago, with DL legend Joan Crawford as (what else?) a hellraising flapper named Bingo. Like most early talkies it goes by at a snail's pace and besides Joan and Robert Montgomery the rest of the cast is an overacting mess

Did anybody else see this when it was on?

by Anonymousreply 32101/18/2019

r319, wasn't DL fave Cesar Romero in that, too?

by Anonymousreply 32201/18/2019

I grew up on Bette Davis films but didn’t really care for Joan Crawford. Recently I watched Harriet Craig and Queen Bee and loved them.

by Anonymousreply 32301/18/2019

R323 Did you love the films or love Joan?

I have weird relationship with Joan because my mother actually resembles her but I could tell Joan was a pushy, unloveable, mannish person..

by Anonymousreply 32401/18/2019

Thanks, Op. Now you made me go buy The Best of Everything on Amazon Prime Video.

by Anonymousreply 32501/18/2019

Re: 319

Yes and so is Dean Jones. There's a nightmare dream sequence where Connie is buried alive in a casket that must be seen to be believed.

by Anonymousreply 32601/18/2019

R324 I admired Joan as a movie star but would hate her as a mother. My mother was good as gold but my father is more like Joan and all my 5 siblings are control freaks.

Christina has said Queen Bee was exactly how Crawford was in real life. I always considered Mommie Dearest exactly like a late Crawford movie.

by Anonymousreply 32701/19/2019

I have tried to watch Legend of Lylah Clare but it becomes a chore. Is it so bad it’s good or just plain bad ?

by Anonymousreply 32801/19/2019

In Best of Everything Joan leaves comes back to the company later and Hope Lange is very nice to Crawford when she didn’t have a good relationship with her before. They never explain.

by Anonymousreply 32901/19/2019

I think Crawford comes to respect Lange.

by Anonymousreply 33001/19/2019

Re: 328

It's so bad it's good, it almost revels in its campiness

by Anonymousreply 33101/19/2019

Same director as Whatever Happened to Baby Jane ?

by Anonymousreply 33201/19/2019

Robert Aldrich directed a bevy of camp classics: Baby Jane, Lylah Clare, Killing of Sister George, Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte, The Big Knife. Autumn Leaves, Sodom and Gomorrah

Which director has the record for camp classics? I was thinking John Waters but his movies are intentionally campy

by Anonymousreply 33301/19/2019

GRRRRR... YOU think Amazon has everything but they don’t have Two on a Gullotine or The Legend of Lylah Claire.

by Anonymousreply 33401/19/2019

Re: they have them, both are Warner Archive DVDs

by Anonymousreply 33501/19/2019

2...........joan crawford...straight jacket....... and also the other william castle flick......homicidal.........featuring a drag queen/cross dresser like main character as the murderer....they are on a double bill same dvd if you get your netflix the old fashioned way thru the mail.

by Anonymousreply 33601/19/2019

Yeah. Streaming has spoiled me.

by Anonymousreply 33701/19/2019

A Beautiful Boy.

Mark. My. Words...

10-20 years, tops.

by Anonymousreply 33801/19/2019

I taped Butcher , Baker, Nightmare Maker just for the Jimmy McNichol gratuitous nudity. I was reading about it and some think it’s a good film. It is directed by William Asher once married to Elizabeth Montgomery and helmed classic TV like Bewitched and I Love Lucy. Jimmy has a strange relationship with his Aunt played by the beyond over the top Susan Tyrell. Also has young Julia Duffy TCM recently aired this and it might be on their app..

by Anonymousreply 33901/19/2019

Back to the Beach ('87) with Frankie and Annette for one last hurrah, with Connie Stevens, a pre Full House Lori Loughlin, Pee Wee Herman, Dick Dale, Stevie Ray Vaughan (!), plus cameos by Don Adams, Barbara Billingsley, Jerry Mathers, Tony Dow, Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., and Edd Kookie Burns

by Anonymousreply 34001/20/2019

“Back to the Beach” was delightful!

by Anonymousreply 34101/20/2019

Stepping Out ('91) with DL icon Liza with a Z and DL faves Ellen Greene, Shelley Winters, Jane Krakowski, Julie Walters,Andrea Martin and Nora Dunn

by Anonymousreply 34201/21/2019

Surprised no one has mentioned Ziegfeld Girl, pretty much a 40's version of Valley of the Dolls. With Lana Turner' s dramatic staircase fall, Judy's phallic looking Carmen Miranda turban, Hedy Lamarr, Jimmy Stewart as a mobster, Eve Arden, musical numbers by Busby Berkeley, Adrian designed showgirl costumes which were definitely an inspiration to Bob Mackie

What's not to like?

by Anonymousreply 34301/25/2019

Butcher Baker Nightmare Maker is a great one. It's basically a really, really dark Lifetime movie on crack that crosses over into camp heaven thanks to Susan Tyrrell's wild performance. It must be seen to be believed. It's an awesome movie.

I wouldn't call Let's Scare Jessica To Death a camp movie. It's far too quiet and sedate.

As for directors known for camp, I always feel like Paul Verhoven and Dario Argento are a bit campy in all of their films. There's a garish, theatrical quality to most of their work. In fact, I feel like once Argento dropped all the baroque camp from his work after Opera, his fan base dwindled. Maybe he's just not able to secure the same kinds of budgets he used to, so he has to make movies that look like TV movies. Compare Suspiria and Inferno to it's sequel, Mother of Tears, and you'll see what I mean. Those films have lavish set designs, campy performances, and gorgeous lighting and Mother of Tears is shot like a bland, CSI episode.

by Anonymousreply 34401/25/2019

Most of Betty Grable' s Technicolor musicals are underrated camp gems

by Anonymousreply 34501/28/2019

I saw Butcher B.... recently it was a hoot. Poor Jimmy not only has to deal was his bat shit crazy ‘Aunt’ he has to deal with a evil severely homophobic cop played by Bo Svenson and great Marcia Lewis as a nice nosy neighbor

I wonder if original script had Jimmy gay. Once he is called gay right away he’s bonking Julia Duffy Jimmy MbNichol has a long nude scene and is shirtless most all the movie. He actually is good in movie and looks like he stepped out of a William Higgins movie. Also a young and sexy Bill Paxton has a small role as a High School mean boy.

by Anonymousreply 34601/28/2019

Ruby Gentry ('52) with Jennifer Jones in a role originally intended for Ava Gardner

Montana Belle ('51) with DL fave Jane Russell as Belle Starr

by Anonymousreply 34701/31/2019

R328, that's by Robert Aldrich, IIRC. He did at least two other Hollywood-themed films: Baby Jane and The Big Knife. Also, Charlotte and Kiss Me Deadly. So he often verges on camp. I love him.

by Anonymousreply 34801/31/2019

Darling Lili ('70) with Julie Andrews and Rock Hudson

Rabbit Test ('78)

Shanghai Surprise ('86)

by Anonymousreply 34902/02/2019

I just remember SS as a bad bad movie. Who’s That Girl almost makes it as a so bad it’s good movie.

by Anonymousreply 35002/02/2019

The Revolt of Mamie Stover

by Anonymousreply 35102/05/2019

Midnight Lace with Doris Day overacting up a storm.

by Anonymousreply 35202/05/2019


by Anonymousreply 35302/05/2019

"Midnight Lace with Doris Day overacting up a storm."

Julie is another Doris movie that is high camp!

by Anonymousreply 35402/05/2019

The Boy Next Door - J.Lo's Midnight Lace!

by Anonymousreply 35502/14/2019

THE EYE OF THE CAT (1969) - Not well known, but it's a great campfest. Youtube has the whole movie, great quailty.

by Anonymousreply 35602/14/2019

"Obsessed" - Crazy Ali Larter goes batshit stalker in her attempts to seduce faithful Idris Elbra from his wife Beyonce!

by Anonymousreply 35702/14/2019

Obsessed = Beyonce's Midnight Lace!

by Anonymousreply 35802/14/2019

Catalina Caper with DL faves Tommy Kirk, Lyle Waggoner, and special guest star Little Richard

by Anonymousreply 35902/15/2019

They did Catalina Caper on MST3K - it was a riot

by Anonymousreply 36002/15/2019

Tap Roots ('48) with Susan Hayward finally getting her chance to play a Scarlett O'Hara like role. I don't think this one's on DVD, except for bootlegs

This Woman Is Dangerous ('52), La Crawford's last movie for WB, a reworking of Dark Victory (!!!) But instead of a socialite, Joan plays a lady mobster

by Anonymousreply 36102/21/2019

Tap Roots is on youtube

by Anonymousreply 36202/21/2019

Mrs. Pollifax, Spy with Roz Russell

The Blue Bird, both the 1940 version with Shirley Temple and the 1976 version with La Liz, Ava Gardner, Jane Fonda and Cicely Tyson

Blonde Venus with Marlene Dietrich and (in one of his first movies) Cary Grant, yes this is the one where she sings "Hot Voodoo"

by Anonymousreply 36303/01/2019

The Maze

Bwana Devil

From Hell it Came

by Anonymousreply 36403/11/2019

R73 Who Killed Teddy Bear? was the first film I thought of when I saw this thread, but wanted to add watch it as a double bill with Satan in High Heels (1962) with big busted Meg Myles looking much older than she really was (badly photographed, not her fault), and seducing a wealthy businessman and his very young son, and even campier, Grayson Hall as a presumed lesbian (like Stritch) named Pepe. Hall, who got nominated for an Oscar two years later for playing a closeted lesbian in "The Night of the Iguana", refused to talk about this film years later. I wonder if Meg Myles & Grayson Hall ever crossed paths on the ABC set in 1982 when Myles was on "The Edge of Night" and Hall was on "One Life to Live".

by Anonymousreply 36503/11/2019

"Satan in High Heels" is the best movie title ever!

by Anonymousreply 36603/11/2019

Pieces. It's a Spanish lensed slasher flick from the early 80's with the double team of Christopher and Lynda Day George. It must be seen to be believed. It's drenched in gore, but the plot is so goofy and the acting so overbaked (and poorly dubbed) that it turns into a hilarious comedy. Literally everyone I've shown it to has ended up loving it.

by Anonymousreply 36703/11/2019

What about Blood and Lace with DL fave Gloria Grahame? It was once called the sickest PG movie ever made (well, it was actually rated GP at the time). Ol' Gloria plays the headmistress of a sorta halfway house/orphanage for troubled teens and they keep trying to run away and turn up dead. There are some moments that are a real hoot and the entire film seems to have been scored with the world's most bland library music. It only just recently made its home video debut on Blu-Ray, but it used to turn up on cable every now and then.

by Anonymousreply 36803/11/2019

R367 - J'adore Lynda Day George. :)

by Anonymousreply 36903/11/2019

Christopher and Lynda Day George made some real howlers in the early 80's. Mortuary is another good one with The Walton's Mary McDonaugh and a young Bill Paxton. Graduation Day doesn't have Lynda, but it does have Chris and it's a scream, too. Aw, I miss that time. Even the bad movies were at least a good time.

by Anonymousreply 37003/11/2019

LDG gets better with each "Bastard!"

by Anonymousreply 37103/11/2019

Speaking of 80's horror movies, Butcher Baker Nightmare Maker (a.k.a. Night Warning) is a camp lover's dream. Susan Tyrrell plays the craziest bitch you've ever seen who quite clearly wants to fuck her nephew, Jimmy McNichol. It feels like one of those psycho biddy movies Joan Crawford or Bette Davis would have made in the 60's, but with an extra layer or two of depravity. It's a must see!

by Anonymousreply 37203/11/2019

Torch Song - Typecast bitch Joan falls for blind pianist (!) Michael wilding. Joan’s blackface number is over the top.

by Anonymousreply 37303/11/2019

[quote]"Satan in High Heels" is the best movie title ever!

Well, this is a close second.

by Anonymousreply 37403/11/2019

"Evil Under the Sun." Maggie Smith, Diana Rigg, Jane Birken, Nicholas Clay's ass (much discussed here,) tunes from Cole Porter and Roddy MacDowell finally playing a gay character. That scene near the end with Jane and the stairs (you know what I'm talking about,) is so delicious.

by Anonymousreply 37503/11/2019

I haven't seen this film, but the trailer sure is campy.

by Anonymousreply 37603/11/2019

Raintree County (except for Eva Marie Saint

by Anonymousreply 37703/11/2019




by Anonymousreply 37803/11/2019

Most biblical epics made between Cecil B. De Mille's "Samson & Delilah" and George Stevens' "The Greatest Story Ever Told."

by Anonymousreply 37903/11/2019

Curly Sue

The name alone!

by Anonymousreply 38003/11/2019

Mom and Dad Save the World

The part that always stuck with me is when the dad opens the garage and backs up and gets the newspaper and pulls back into the garage.

by Anonymousreply 38103/11/2019

Robot Monster, 1953.

by Anonymousreply 38203/12/2019

This book should be made into a movie.

by Anonymousreply 38303/12/2019

^ I can't stop laughing at that!

by Anonymousreply 38403/12/2019

Angel Angel Down We Go('69)

Roller Boogie ('79)

Lizzie ('57) a knock off of Three Faces of Eve with Eleanor Parker in the title role

by Anonymousreply 38503/29/2019

Lizzie is a scream, plus Johnny Mathis has a cameo in it

by Anonymousreply 38603/29/2019

"The Oscar," the most entertaining bad movie ever made, is a total camp fest. Stephen Boyd, Elke Sommer, Joseph Cotten, Eleanor Parker, Milton Berle, Tony Bennett, Edie Adams, Jill St. John and Ernest Borgnine star in this earnest mess. There used to be a terrific edit on-line with all the most delightfully cringe-worthy moments, but it seems to be gone. Instead, here's Bennett chewing up the scenery in his big moment.

"Birdseed, Frankie!"

by Anonymousreply 38703/30/2019

Madame Sin ('72) with DL icon Bette Davis as a Eurasian murderess and DL fave Robert Wagner. Apparently this was a made for a TV movie that was meant to be a pilot for a possible series, but later released theatrically

by Anonymousreply 38803/31/2019

I love this movie. There was a soap opera loosely based from it in the early 70’s.

by Anonymousreply 38903/31/2019

I Married an Angel ('42) the final MacDonald-Eddy film was on TCM a few weeks ago and it was unbelievably campy

by Anonymousreply 39004/02/2019

Most Eddy/MacDonald movies are pretty camp.

by Anonymousreply 39104/02/2019

Interval (1973) with Merle Oberon and her star fucking cougar bait, Robert Wolders...unbelievably bad.

by Anonymousreply 39204/02/2019

I Love Melvin with DL icon Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor mainly for two musical numbers: Debbie as a human football with dancing football players plus a later number where she dances with chorus boys in creepy Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly masks (I'm not making this up)

by Anonymousreply 39304/06/2019

Dear Dead Delilah

by Anonymousreply 39404/06/2019

The Black Slipper.

by Anonymousreply 39504/08/2019

Goodbye My Fancy and Payment on Demand are both going to be on TCM in the next few weeks, two underrated camp classics starring you know who

by Anonymousreply 39604/08/2019

White Cargo with Hedy Lamarr in blackface as Tondelayo

by Anonymousreply 39704/09/2019

R393 But "I Love Melvin" has the wonderful Donald O'Connor in a number on roller skates in a gazebo, which I remember seeing as a kid on tv and making me a life-long fan of Mr. O'Connor. He and Debbie also have a great song and dance number in the living room, plus Debbie looks absolutely adorable in a tutu at the beginning of the film, and later on does a fun production number called "A Lady Loves" which she clearly enjoyed making and is enjoyable to watch. Yeah, the human football number is indeed very campy though.

by Anonymousreply 39804/09/2019

White Cargo is a laugh riot

by Anonymousreply 39904/10/2019

John Waters' Pecker.

All his early movies get talked about, but Pecker, from the late '90s, isn't mentioned as much. It had some fun moments.

by Anonymousreply 40004/10/2019

And this.

by Anonymousreply 40104/10/2019

r398: Glad to see the love for I LOVE MELVIN. This and GIVE A GIRL A BREAK are my favorite MGM musicals from the '50s. Unpretentious and charming with nifty scores by Mack Gordon & Josef Myrow for the former and Ira Gershwin & Burton Lane for the latter.

by Anonymousreply 40204/10/2019

I Loved a Woman ('33) with Edward G. Robinson and Kay Fwancis was on TCM a few days ago and it's so bad it's good.

by Anonymousreply 40304/13/2019

The wavishing Kay Fwancis actually still is pretty watchable. TCM still holds quite a few Kay Francis Days; she made a lot of films and was a really big star in the 1930s. She's one of the biggest of that period who is mostly forgotten these days except for TCM and its viewers. "Trouble in Paradise" by Ernst Lubitsch co-starring Miriam Hopkins and Herbert Marshall, is terrific, stylish, funny and still holds up.

by Anonymousreply 40404/13/2019

R402 They do make a great double bill. "Give a Girl a Break!" has that crazy title song ("My singing has them winging", sings a very heavyset lady who actually does have a nice voice), and then there's the Bobby Van/Debbie balloon dance, plus the "Applause! Applause!" number.

R404 Kay (closely followed by Barbara Stanwyck & the two Joan B's (Bennett & Blondell) remains my favorite of the 1930's leading ladies, and even though Kay herself said she couldn't wait to be forgotten (and was until TCM came along), she is more popular than ever. "One Way Passage" can be a bit over-the-top (it did warrant a Carol Burnett spoof), and 1937's "Confession" shows Kay in a Garbo/Dietrich type role where she is truly magnificent. She deserved Academy nominations for "Trouble in Paradise", "Confession" and "In Name Only" (a terrific bitch!), and her three Monogram films are a notch above what Monogram usually did. Kay's campiest for me is probably "Mandalay" (1934), although "A Notorious Affair" (1930) is really outrageous as well, showing Kay seducing everybody from the stable boy to Basil Rathbone. The way she ogles them is quite unique, considering she's supposed to be a great lady. It reminded me of "Another World's" Donna Love making a play for stable boy Catlin Ewing, obviously showing that she had an itch "down there" that needed to be "scratched".

by Anonymousreply 40504/15/2019

Dance Girl Dance with DL icon Lucille Ball as a burlesque stripper and Maureen O'Hara as an aspiring ballerina who winds up as Lucy's stooge during her costume changes. Plus there's one of the best hair pulling catfights on film

by Anonymousreply 40604/15/2019

Shanghai Surprise

by Anonymousreply 40704/15/2019

I see at the Little Church Around the Corner that the guy who does those "Tired Old Queen at the Movies" is going to be doing a movie night of "With a Song in My Heart".! Talk about camp.

by Anonymousreply 40804/16/2019

"Tired Old Queen At the Movies" is a lot more fun than Pewdipie.

by Anonymousreply 40904/17/2019

I’m watching the extremely mean spirited Eyes of a Stranger right now on WachTCM. Lauren Tewes ain’t bad and a very young Jennifer Jason Leigh plays a deaf and blind girl who I suspect is about to get raped and murdered. What is really awful an attack when she was younger somehow caused her blindness and being deaf. .

by Anonymousreply 41004/20/2019

I just yelled at the TV ‘ why doesn’t that bitch Julie never call the police’.

by Anonymousreply 41104/20/2019

All Kay fans need to check out this episode of the "You Must Remember This" podcast.

It's an excellent summation of bisexual Kay and her "don't give a fuck" attitude about her life and career.

by Anonymousreply 41204/20/2019

Bette Davis in The Empty Canvas with as improbable a look as as her 1964 creations in Where Love Has Gone, Dead Ringer, and Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte. Did any other actress ever contribute as much to Camp in a single year?

by Anonymousreply 41304/20/2019


Liz Taylor appeared in Taming of the Shrew, Dr. Faustus, Reflections in a Golden Eye and The Comedians all in 1967+ winning the Oscar for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf which went into general release that year

by Anonymousreply 41404/20/2019

That Hagen Girl ('47) with DL fave Shirley Temple and Ronald Reagan was on TCM a few nights ago... so bad it's worth watching

by Anonymousreply 41504/26/2019


Reagan plays Shirley' s love interest who might or might not be her father (I know wtf) others in the cast include Rory Calhoun, Lois Maxwell (aka Miss Moneypenny from the James Bond films) and a very young Conrad Janis

by Anonymousreply 41604/26/2019

Kismet ('55), lesser known Freed Unit musical, Howard Keel intentionally camps it up, DL faves Monty Woolley, Sebastian Cabot, Dolores Gray and Ann Blyth...

Les Girls ('57) worth it just for Gene Kelly impersonating Brando in The Wild One in a musical number with DL icon Mitzi Gaynor

Designing Woman ('57)

by Anonymousreply 41704/28/2019

A lot of these are not camp, IMHO:

Certainly not:

Desk Set,

A Letter to Three Wives

Taming of the Shrew

All About Eve

The Honey Pot

Evil Under the Sun

And several others.

by Anonymousreply 41804/28/2019

For R315, R316

Re: Zohra Lampert

The Kojak episode you mention was "The Queen of the Gypsies" from January 19, 1975. Season 2, Episode 18.

It's not until the very end, that the viewer and Kojak come to realize what her character is about and why her character says

[quote] I always worked with my father.

Wonderful episode. I still remember it. She deserved that Emmy.

by Anonymousreply 41904/28/2019

Andy Warhol's Bad


by Anonymousreply 42004/28/2019


All About Eve isn't camp?!?? Surely you must be joking...

by Anonymousreply 42104/28/2019

R417 Dolores Gray is the epitome of camp in "Kismet", and gets to be flashy and flamboyant in "Designing Woman". It's a shame she only made a handful of movies. "Thanks a Lot But No Thanks" in "It's always Fair Weather" is equivalent in tacky fun to anything that Ann Miller ever did.

"Les Girls" has the over-the-top title song and "Ladies in Waiting" which I've always pictured as a drag number. "You're Just Too Too" is also fun with delightfully cheezy lyrics. While it's secondary Cole Porter (he's obviously trying to emulate his songs from all those French themed musicals of the 1930's that hardly anybody anymore remembers), it's still a lot of fun.

As far as other forgotten MGM musicals, the last two Mario Lanza films ("Seven Hills of Rome" and "For the First Time") are quite campy in spots. There's a "Let's throw a party!" number in "Seven Hills" that is quite amusing. And of course, "For the First Time" features Zsa Zsa!

by Anonymousreply 42204/29/2019

Thank you r420: The feel-good clip to start my week on a high note!

by Anonymousreply 42304/29/2019

I have seen that movie. I know better to click on that link. And I am really depressed and wanted to feel good.

by Anonymousreply 42404/29/2019

Almost any movie with Susan Tyrel. Bad is probably her most subdued she plays the only nice person. Also Fat City when she was nominated for Oscar.

by Anonymousreply 42504/29/2019


The obvious baby doll/dummy lol,

by Anonymousreply 42604/29/2019

The Tall Guy

by Anonymousreply 42704/29/2019

The Fat Spy ('65) with Phyllis Diller and Jayne Mansfield

Rabbit Test ('78) directed and written by Joan Rivers, with Billy Crystal as a pregnant man which predates Ahnuld in Junior

by Anonymousreply 42805/01/2019

Desire Me ('47)

Raintree County ('57)

Decameron Nights ('53)

Faithless ('32) with DL icon Tallulah Bankhead as a hooker

by Anonymousreply 42905/03/2019

The Apple ('80) one of three disco musicals that came out that year (the others being Can't Stop the Music and Xanadu)

Phantom of the Paradise ('75)

by Anonymousreply 43005/04/2019


by Anonymousreply 43105/04/2019

The WIcker Man with Nicholas Cage. He goes to an island off the coast of WA, looking for his missing daughter. Oh shit! the island is the home of a coven of pagans. Before you know it, NC is designated to be a human sacrifice and is being chased by a swarm of homicidal bees. The (over)acting by NC is ridiculous and this film is pure dreck.

by Anonymousreply 43205/04/2019

Pretty much anything Nicholas Cage has done in the last 20 years would qualify.

by Anonymousreply 43305/04/2019

All of Yvonne DeCarlo' s B-movies from the '40s and '50s like Salome:Where She Danced and Buccaneer' s Girl

by Anonymousreply 43405/08/2019

Wait, I thought “Black Drag Queens Inventend Camp.”

by Anonymousreply 43505/08/2019

Do tell!

by Anonymousreply 43605/09/2019

The Phynx ('70)

Fedora ('78)

The Boy Friend ('71)

by Anonymousreply 43705/09/2019

The Singing Nun, with DL icon Debbie Reynolds as, well you know...

by Anonymousreply 43805/13/2019

The Haunting. Not any of the classic remakes, the one with Liam Neeson, Lili Taylor and the extremely youthful Catherine Zeta-Jones. She doesn’t look a day over eighteen in this one.

It’s about a shrink that wants to scare people in a haunted house, apparently because he’s an asshole. Lili Taylor is the guest that is happy to be there, ghosts and all.

For a while, I was working late at night. I would put this movie on, and every once in a while I would glance up. Invariably one or more of the malicious-looking cherubs carved out of bronze or wood all over every square inch of the Victorian Gothic house, would suddenly change form, get a Chucky Doll evil look on its face, and reach out with various arms or tentacles of some sort and start grabbing people.

It’s actually quite relaxing after the tenth time or so.

They must have spent more on this than The Avengers and every penny was wasted. Ridiculously expensive set. It would have been cheaper to gold plate everything.

by Anonymousreply 43905/13/2019

Forgot the clip:

by Anonymousreply 44005/13/2019

Julie, starring Miss Doris Day

by Anonymousreply 44105/13/2019

Most of Mamie Van Doren' s movies from the '50s: Untamed Youth, High School Confidential, Girls Town, Born Reckless, Sex Kittens Go to College, just to name a few

by Anonymousreply 44205/17/2019

The I Don't Care Girl ('52) with DL icon Mitzi Gaynor as Ziegfeld Follies star Eva Tanguay

I Walked with a Zombie ('43)

Caprice ('67) with DL icon Doris Day (RIP) and Richard Harris in this knockoff of Charade

by Anonymousreply 44305/20/2019

Eating Raoul


by Anonymousreply 44405/20/2019

The Outrage ('64), a western remake of Rashomon with Paul Newman as a Mexican in brownface with an accent that's a cross between Anthony Quinn and Speedy Gonzales, 54 minutes in is a beyond campy flashback with Claire Bloom

by Anonymousreply 44505/22/2019

^ That was Paul's worst performance

by Anonymousreply 44605/22/2019

"Looking for Love" with DL fave Connie Francis. I'd never heard of this movie before, but it popped up on TCM recently (thereby further diminishing the word 'classic'.)

by Anonymousreply 44705/22/2019

R447 with her friend Johnny Carson in a cameo.

by Anonymousreply 44805/22/2019

The Jungle Jim films with Johnny Weissmuller are pure low budget schlock

by Anonymousreply 44905/24/2019

Paid (1930), the only 'women in prison' film Joan Crawford ever did. This pre Code gem was on TCM a few weeks ago. There's lesbian undertones galore, especially in one scene where Joan hits the showers with the other inmates and the butch matron yells "DISROBE!!" Reminded me of Ladies They Talk About with Stanwyck

by Anonymousreply 45005/24/2019

R445 the film is an English remake of Rashomon.

Toys in the Attic by Lillian Hellman is too well acted to be camp but the plot is over the top with Geraldine Page in love with her brother Dean Martin who is married to clingy beautiful 20 year old Yvette Mimieux who could have any man she wants. The film will be on TCM website for a little longer.

by Anonymousreply 45105/25/2019

Satan Met a Lady ('36) offbeat version of The Maltese Falcon starring DL icon of icons Bette Davis

by Anonymousreply 45205/30/2019

The Name of the Game is Kill!

Don't miss the shocking twist ending!

by Anonymousreply 45305/30/2019

Sometimes Aunt Martha Does Dreadful Things ('71)

by Anonymousreply 45406/02/2019

R453 That's a subtle poster.

by Anonymousreply 45506/02/2019

Elephant Walk ('54) with La Liz (who was a last minute replacement for an ailing Vivien Leigh) and an elephant stampede

by Anonymousreply 45606/06/2019

I just bought The Best of Everything on Audible. This thread made me do it !

by Anonymousreply 45706/06/2019

The Girl in Black Stockings ('57) wirh DL faves Anne Bancroft and Mamie Van Doren

Daisy Kenyon ('47) with La Crawford in the title role

by Anonymousreply 45806/08/2019

Flowers in the Attic. Victoria Tennant is supposed to be this raving beauty (at best, she's pleasant looking) who fucked her uncle and had 4 kids with him. He dies and she doesn't know how to get a fucking job, so she brings her and her kids to live at her parents' huge mansion. Her mother is Louise Fletcher (who makes the entire movie) who's a religious freak who says the kids are the spawn of the devil and locks them up in a secluded room upstairs. The book had actual incest between the two older kids, but the film only hints at it, which somehow makes it even more icky.

The finale is camp heaven. I remember the books being interesting trash, but the acting in the film isn't always top tier (except Fletcher who's brilliant throughout) which causes it to dip into camp every 10 minutes or so.

The Lifetime remake somehow drained all the fun out of the story, but at least had Ellen Burstyn in the Fletcher role and actually cast a beautiful woman (Heather Graham) in Tennant's role. If I remember, Graham played the role in a mix of ditzy, over-medicated, and "I'm just reading these lines for the first time."

by Anonymousreply 45906/08/2019

The Watcher in the Woods with DL icon of icons Bette Davis and DL faves Carroll Baker and Kyle Richards

by Anonymousreply 460Last Monday at 6:45 AM

The Love Machine - Valley of the Dolls without musical numbers.

The Apple - so inept it's amazing.

by Anonymousreply 461Last Monday at 9:42 AM

The Apple is streaming on Amazon Prime right now and I urge everyone to see it. It's ridiculous, but you certainly can't say it's boring.

by Anonymousreply 462Last Monday at 10:50 AM

Chu Chu and the Philly Flash ('81) with DL icon Carol Burnett

Once Is Not Enough ('75)

by Anonymousreply 463Last Monday at 12:05 PM

The Cabin in the Cotton

"I'd like ta kiss ya, but I just washed my hair."

Ok not the campiest of movies but you gotta love that line!

by Anonymousreply 464Last Monday at 12:42 PM

I wonder what the Peckerwood Wiggle looks like...

by Anonymousreply 465Last Monday at 12:45 PM

another Joan Crawford classic: The Story of Esther Costello. Joan plays a rich woman who adopts Esther, a.poor irish kid who is blind deaf and mute after an accident with a granade. Crawford basically plays The Miracle Worker with her. Oh, and the girl becames "normal" again after another shock: being raped by Rossano Brazzi. A crazy movie.

by Anonymousreply 466Last Monday at 1:18 PM


Sounds like a schlocky reworking of Johnny Belinda

by Anonymousreply 467Last Monday at 8:12 PM

Yes, and i think Almodovar remembered that movie for Talk to Her l, where a comatose woman wakes up after being raped by the nurse.

by Anonymousreply 468Last Tuesday at 8:42 AM

Conspirator ('49) with La Liz as a young socialite married to Commie spy Robert Taylor. Liz overacts to the hilt, there's a few scenes where she just runs... and runs... and runs....

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