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 Anonymous||reply 469||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 1||09/07/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 2||09/07/2018|
Madame X isn't talked about as much as camp staples such as Imitation of Life and Valley of the Dolls.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||09/07/2018|
R2, that part wasn’t cast very well. Though in the book, Gregg was also beautiful, but in a blonde, childish way.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||09/07/2018|
WHERE LOVE HAS GONE (1964)
BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS (1970)
|by Anonymous||reply 5||09/07/2018|
Julie with Doris Day flying an airliner predating Karen Black in Airport 75.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||09/07/2018|
I',m gonna watch Three Coins In The Fountain . Is it campy?
|by Anonymous||reply 7||09/07/2018|
Less so than the others mentioned, R7.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||09/07/2018|
Connie Stevens is SCORCHY! (1976)
Featuring the ugliest table lamps and grooviest Harvest Gold refrigerator.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||09/07/2018|
Some talked about Orphan when it first came out seems to be forgotten now...
|by Anonymous||reply 10||09/07/2018|
"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 Anonymous||reply 11||09/08/2018|
imdb has no movie called cowbweb
|by Anonymous||reply 12||09/08/2018|
Mommie Dearest, Show girls, Whatever Happened To Baby Jane
|by Anonymous||reply 13||09/08/2018|
The Magic Garden that was shown on Channel 11 in New York in the 1970's.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||09/08/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 16||09/08/2018|
R13, those are probably THE most talked about camp classics.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||09/08/2018|
I hate Whatever Happened to Baby Jane.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||09/08/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 19||09/08/2018|
Die! Die! My Darling! deserves to be discussed more than Baby Jane is around here.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||09/08/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 21||09/08/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 23||09/08/2018|
Serial Mom is intentional camp - and fabulous.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||09/08/2018|
[italic]Deadly Weapons,[/italic] starring Chesty "Two Watermelons in a Downhill Race" Morgan
|by Anonymous||reply 26||09/08/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 28||09/08/2018|
The Diane Linkletter Story.....
|by Anonymous||reply 29||09/08/2018|
[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 Anonymous||reply 30||09/08/2018|
[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 Anonymous||reply 31||09/08/2018|
Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS?
|by Anonymous||reply 33||09/08/2018|
The Best of Everything.....
|by Anonymous||reply 34||09/08/2018|
Oops I meant A Summer Place though the other qualifies as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||09/08/2018|
I'm telling you, the Widow Gavin should have garnered every major award!
|by Anonymous||reply 38||09/08/2018|
I see your Karen Black and I raise you one Sylvia Miles.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||09/08/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 42||09/08/2018|
I just saw Strait Jacket with Diane Baker and you-know-who. "Bring me the axe!"
|by Anonymous||reply 43||09/08/2018|
I'm Daisy...I'm Violet.....one of us is a murderer....
|by Anonymous||reply 45||09/08/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 46||09/08/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 47||09/08/2018|
I Saw What You Did for Joan's pickled performance alone. "You little tramp! Get OUTTA here!"
|by Anonymous||reply 48||09/08/2018|
Not to mention Good Luck Miss Wyckoff....
|by Anonymous||reply 50||09/08/2018|
[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 Anonymous||reply 53||09/08/2018|
[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 Anonymous||reply 55||09/08/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 56||09/08/2018|
Wait, I know The Cobweb. I know someone who likes this film. I think. Not sure.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||09/08/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 59||09/08/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 60||09/08/2018|
Oh, no. "Dance With a Stranger" is too good for this thread!
|by Anonymous||reply 61||09/08/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 64||09/08/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 66||09/08/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 69||09/08/2018|
Where the Boys Are
ALL the Gidget movies'
And leave us not forget DIAMOND HEAR
|by Anonymous||reply 70||09/08/2018|
*Diamond HeaD, damn it all.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||09/08/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 72||09/08/2018|
"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!
And GO-GO DANCING!
|by Anonymous||reply 73||09/08/2018|
The Cobweb directed by Vincente Minnelli
|by Anonymous||reply 75||09/08/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 76||09/08/2018|
R73 - that's Jan FUCKING Murray to you.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||09/08/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 79||09/08/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 80||09/08/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 81||09/08/2018|
Lol at that 80s tv level stuntwork in r81s clip.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||09/08/2018|
"Rome Adventure" with Suzanne Pleshette and Troy Donahue
|by Anonymous||reply 85||09/08/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 86||09/08/2018|
Susan Slade baby scene.
Jump tp the 10:30 mark. I can’t believe they let this make it into the final cut.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||09/08/2018|
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
|by Anonymous||reply 88||09/09/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 89||09/09/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 91||09/09/2018|
I Want to Live - Susan Hayward
|by Anonymous||reply 92||09/09/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 94||09/09/2018|
X, Y, and Zee
A Walk on the Wild Side
And one of my favorites, The Legend of Lyla Claire
|by Anonymous||reply 95||09/09/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 96||09/09/2018|
And Valentina Cortese aka "Miss Italy of 1922!"
|by Anonymous||reply 97||09/09/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 98||09/09/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 100||09/09/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 101||09/09/2018|
Liz Taylor's entire post–[italic]Virginia Woolf[/italic] oeuvre was spectacularly bad camp. [italic]Identikit[/italic] in particular was just nuts.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||09/09/2018|
[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 Anonymous||reply 103||09/09/2018|
Does "Woman on the Beach" belong in this listing?
|by Anonymous||reply 104||09/09/2018|
Don't know about that, r104, but Female on the Beach with Crawford sometimes comes perilously close.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||09/09/2018|
There's only ONE thing wrong with the Davis baby......
|by Anonymous||reply 106||09/09/2018|
^ $180 million, not $180, obviously.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||09/09/2018|
Thanks for the correction r105. I loath-loved the older couple (Lovey pre her three hour tour!) who were pimping Jeff Chandler.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||09/09/2018|
[quote] There's only ONE thing wrong with the Davis baby......
Wrong. TWO things. It was also deadly fucking dull.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||09/09/2018|
Sharon Farrell had that former starlet off her lithium look.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||09/09/2018|
Well YOU just try and be upbeat when......
|by Anonymous||reply 112||09/09/2018|
The Wasp Woman starring the Legendary, the Iconic, the Diminutive......
|by Anonymous||reply 114||09/09/2018|
R103-She was PERFECT as Leona Helmsley.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||09/09/2018|
R116 I'm watching it right now on youtube.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||09/09/2018|
SUZANNE PLESHETTE fans/ these interviews from 15 or so years ago are phenomenal if you haven't seen them
|by Anonymous||reply 118||09/09/2018|
You're ready to fly right out of here, aren't you R92?
|by Anonymous||reply 119||09/09/2018|
Fall From Grace, featuring DL faves Kevin Spacey and Bernadette Peters as Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker!
|by Anonymous||reply 120||09/09/2018|
Whoa! That’s a find r120.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||09/09/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 122||09/09/2018|
Dr Jeckyl and Sister Hyde
|by Anonymous||reply 123||09/09/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 124||09/09/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 125||09/10/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 126||09/10/2018|
^Wasn’t that also the plot of Mahogany?
|by Anonymous||reply 127||09/10/2018|
Die Mommie, Die, featuring a deliciously naked Stark Sands.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||09/10/2018|
[quote]Contrast it with "Marnie" - which by all odds should own this thread.
Marnie is a camp classic.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||09/10/2018|
[italic]Skidoo,[/italic] a movie about hippies and LSD starring Carol Channing and Jackie Gleason
|by Anonymous||reply 131||09/10/2018|
The sleazy “Love Has Many Faces” with Hugh O Brian and Lana Turner.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||09/10/2018|
How did we get this far and no mention of Joan Collins' masterpiece?
|by Anonymous||reply 134||09/10/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 135||09/10/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 137||09/10/2018|
Olivia De Havilland is.......Lady in a Cage!
|by Anonymous||reply 138||09/10/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 139||09/10/2018|
The Fan is a datalounge fave - and deservedly so!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 140||09/10/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 141||09/10/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 142||09/10/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 143||09/11/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 144||09/11/2018|
Sweater Girl also features Phillip Terry aka Mr. Joan Crawford!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 146||09/11/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 147||09/11/2018|
Breakin and Breakin 2 Electric Boogaloo will be on TCM this weekend
|by Anonymous||reply 148||09/11/2018|
Blood Feast in 1963...ushered in the era of blood and gore drive in movies...atrocious acting and a laughably bad score.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||09/12/2018|
"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 Anonymous||reply 150||09/12/2018|
"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 Anonymous||reply 151||09/12/2018|
I like the film Vincent Price did with Diana Rigg...
|by Anonymous||reply 152||09/12/2018|
[italic]Someone I Touched,[/italic] a '70s TV movie in which Cloris Leachman catches VD
|by Anonymous||reply 153||09/12/2018|
Hilarious viewing session for the above
|by Anonymous||reply 154||09/12/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 155||09/12/2018|
^ Speaking of Picture Mommy Dead....how about Let's Kill Uncle?
|by Anonymous||reply 156||09/12/2018|
[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 Anonymous||reply 157||09/12/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 158||09/12/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 159||09/12/2018|
Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (actually, pretty much anything Shelly did after 1965 or so would qualify)
|by Anonymous||reply 160||09/12/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 161||09/12/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 162||09/18/2018|
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun; Mannequin; Hello, Again.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||09/18/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 165||09/18/2018|
Out of Darkness starring Miss Ross
|by Anonymous||reply 166||09/18/2018|
"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 Anonymous||reply 170||09/18/2018|
All the Nelson Eddy/Jeanette MacDonald movies are pretty campy
|by Anonymous||reply 172||09/19/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 173||09/19/2018|
The First Nudie Musical....
|by Anonymous||reply 174||09/19/2018|
I finally watched Dear Dead Del and was a little disappointed. Not on par with Charlotte or Baby Jane.
|by Anonymous||reply 175||09/24/2018|
R13, in what world do Mommie Dearest, Baby Jane, and Showgirls not get talked about?
|by Anonymous||reply 176||09/24/2018|
I view Barbra Steisand's entire filmography to be examples of low camp or high camp.
|by Anonymous||reply 177||09/24/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 178||09/24/2018|
The Betsy (1978) it came with the tag line “The Harold Robbins women - what they say you do”
|by Anonymous||reply 179||09/25/2018|
I saw a cowbweb in a barn once.
|by Anonymous||reply 180||09/25/2018|
Mata Hari with Greta Garbo and Ramon Novarro - The Moment By Moment of Hollywood's Golden Age
|by Anonymous||reply 181||09/26/2018|
Inside Daisy Clover
The Dolly Sisters
There's No Business Like Show Business
I Could Go On Singing
|by Anonymous||reply 182||10/02/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 183||10/02/2018|
"A Summer Place" with the best theme song ever and a hokey plot
|by Anonymous||reply 184||10/02/2018|
Clash of the Titans! Harry! Larry! Maggie! Ursula!
|by Anonymous||reply 185||10/02/2018|
Whatever Happened to Aunt Alice? is an actually disturbing movie in the Psycho-Biddy genre.
|by Anonymous||reply 186||10/02/2018|
r182, agree with you on There's No Business Like Show Business. Marilyn! The Merm! An uber campy Johnnie Ray!
|by Anonymous||reply 189||10/02/2018|
Thank God It's Friday
Lost Horizon, the 1973 remake
Once Is Not Enough
The Mirror Crack'd
Beverly Hills Madam
|by Anonymous||reply 190||10/02/2018|
Where Love Has Gone, with DL icons Bette Davis, Susan Hayward and Joey Heatherton
|by Anonymous||reply 191||10/03/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 192||10/03/2018|
Billie ('65) with Patty Duke
Anything starring Liz Taylor from Cleopatra onward
|by Anonymous||reply 194||10/03/2018|
[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 Anonymous||reply 196||10/03/2018|
FLASH!!! AH-YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! GORDON!!!!!
FLASH!!! AH-YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! GORDON!!!!!
With Brian Blessed and a young Timothy Dalton as whatever the fuck it was that was supposed to be.
Songs by Queen.
|by Anonymous||reply 197||10/03/2018|
Sean Connery in a diaper and Charlotte Rampling as a suicidal immortal (one of many).
|by Anonymous||reply 199||10/03/2018|
Salome with Rita Hayworth and Charles Laughton as King Herod
Carnival Story with Anne Baxter as a high diver
|by Anonymous||reply 200||10/04/2018|
Bedevilled ('55) with DL fave Anne Baxter and an over dramatic death scene
|by Anonymous||reply 201||10/04/2018|
The divine Miss Susan Cabot's SORORITY GIRL....
|by Anonymous||reply 202||10/04/2018|
I second Magilla Gorilla.
|by Anonymous||reply 203||10/04/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 204||10/04/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 205||10/04/2018|
I fiound it -- Snuffles from the show "Quick Draw McGraw".
|by Anonymous||reply 206||10/04/2018|
[quote]Just One of the Guys, so bad its great,
Just One is actually pretty good, certainly better than most 80s teen dreck.
|by Anonymous||reply 207||10/04/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 208||10/04/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 209||10/04/2018|
"Flamingo Road," starring La Crawford as a carnival dancer.
|by Anonymous||reply 210||10/04/2018|
[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 Anonymous||reply 212||10/04/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 213||10/04/2018|
Female on the Beach , starring a 50-year-old Joan Crawford whose character is addressed as "young lady" by another character!
|by Anonymous||reply 214||10/04/2018|
The Disappearance of Aimee with DL icons Fate Dunaway and Bette Davis
|by Anonymous||reply 215||10/05/2018|
Hush with Lange and Paltrow and heavenly Jonathan Schaech (sp?)!
|by Anonymous||reply 216||10/05/2018|
Any scene with Nellie Oleson on Little House On The Prairie.
|by Anonymous||reply 217||10/05/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 218||10/05/2018|
Miss Lana makes like a pearl in Biblical Chic.....
|by Anonymous||reply 219||10/05/2018|
r216, I LOVE Hush! Jessica Lange is a riot. You just know she was having so much fun chewing the scenery.
|by Anonymous||reply 220||10/05/2018|
At Long Last Love ('75)
Rabbit Test ('78)
All of the Beach Party movies with Frankie and Annette
|by Anonymous||reply 221||10/05/2018|
I don't think of At Long Last Love as camp, r221....
|by Anonymous||reply 222||10/05/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 223||10/05/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 224||10/06/2018|
Really, r223??? Jesus. They're dead wrong and that ain't IMHO....it's fact.
|by Anonymous||reply 225||10/06/2018|
anything with the adorable Pia Zadora in it
|by Anonymous||reply 226||10/07/2018|
r219 why did bottom of an outfit like that look like a girdle???
|by Anonymous||reply 227||10/07/2018|
Oh for chrissakes, r227, why do you think?
|by Anonymous||reply 228||10/07/2018|
The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.
|by Anonymous||reply 229||10/07/2018|
Heartbeeps with Andy Kaufman and DL icon Bernadette Peters as humanoid robots
Chu Chu and the Philly Flash
Abby: The Black Exorcist
|by Anonymous||reply 230||10/07/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 232||10/07/2018|
The Magic Christian ('69)
Kansas City Bomber ('72)
Brenda Starr ('89)
The Honey Pot ('67)
I'll Cry Tomorrow ('55)
With a Song in My Heart ('52)
The Night Walker ('64)
|by Anonymous||reply 234||10/08/2018|
Dracula's Daughter ('36)
Chastity ('69) with Cher as a truckstop hooker
Ash Wednesday ('73)
Stolen Hours ('63) remake of Dark Victory with Susan Hayward in Bette's role
|by Anonymous||reply 236||10/08/2018|
Million Dollar Mermaid, with an over the top injury scene by DL fave Esther Williams + the Busby Berkeley production numbers
|by Anonymous||reply 240||10/11/2018|
I'll see your Susie's Stolen Hours and raise you her Back Street, r236.
|by Anonymous||reply 241||10/11/2018|
For the legions of Nancy Kwan fans.....
|by Anonymous||reply 243||10/11/2018|
The 1974 pilot film for Wonder Woman with Cathy Lee Crosby is a hoot
|by Anonymous||reply 244||10/11/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 246||10/11/2018|
Fred Williamson is so hot in Junie Moon.
|by Anonymous||reply 247||10/12/2018|
I don't think of Junie Moon as camp.....
|by Anonymous||reply 248||10/12/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 249||10/12/2018|
r249 You get points for spelling "Dalmatians" correctly, but it's Cruella DeVil, as in "devil" -- get it?
|by Anonymous||reply 250||10/12/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 252||10/13/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 253||10/13/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 254||10/13/2018|
I don't remember Bunny O'Hare as camp, r255....
|by Anonymous||reply 256||10/14/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 257||10/14/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 260||10/14/2018|
The Damned Don't Cry with La Crawford was on TCM a few days ago
|by Anonymous||reply 261||10/15/2018|
Goodbye My Fancy ('51)
X, Y and Zee ('72) - "why if it isn't darling Stell-lah!'
|by Anonymous||reply 262||10/18/2018|
Liz Taylor in Night Watch
|by Anonymous||reply 263||10/18/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 264||10/18/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 265||10/19/2018|
Drums of Africa ('63)
Hannie Caulder ('71)
The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini ('66)
Las Vegas Hillbillies ('67)
|by Anonymous||reply 266||10/19/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 267||10/22/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 269||11/03/2018|
Isn't "The Queen of outer space" starring Zsa Zsa Gabor supposed to be quite camp yet I hear it mentioned little?
|by Anonymous||reply 270||11/03/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 271||11/03/2018|
Wild in the Streets with Christopher Jones as president and Shelly Winters as his mother.
|by Anonymous||reply 272||11/04/2018|
[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 Anonymous||reply 273||11/04/2018|
R260 the lead actress looks just like Iggy Azalea . Eerie film though. Very much ahead of its time.
|by Anonymous||reply 274||11/04/2018|
The I Don't Care Girl with DL icon Mitzi Gaynor
The Concorde: Airport '79
Head with The Monkees
|by Anonymous||reply 275||11/04/2018|
The Terror of the Tongs - silly Hammer Studios film from the early 60s
My Forbidden Past - with Ava Gardner
|by Anonymous||reply 276||11/05/2018|
The Merlin Jones movies with DL faves Annette Funicello and Tommy Kirk
|by Anonymous||reply 277||11/06/2018|
I Thank a Fool w/ Susan Hayward
Faster Pussycat Kill Kill
|by Anonymous||reply 278||11/07/2018|
"The Glass Bottom Boat" is actually very funny - great cast!
|by Anonymous||reply 279||11/07/2018|
"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 Anonymous||reply 280||11/07/2018|
r280, that looks like a scream. Love the crypto dyke character.
|by Anonymous||reply 281||11/08/2018|
The Snake Pit with DL faves Olivia de Havilland and Celeste Holm in the looney bin!
|by Anonymous||reply 282||11/09/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 283||11/15/2018|
The Swimmer with Burt Lancaster
|by Anonymous||reply 284||11/24/2018|
[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 Anonymous||reply 285||11/24/2018|
R76- I watched Dramatic School recently. Luise's elfin reads like brain damage.
|by Anonymous||reply 286||11/24/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 287||11/24/2018|
The Mad Room isn’t as good as Whatever Happened to Aunt Alice by the same director.
|by Anonymous||reply 288||11/24/2018|
All About Eve is on TCM right now - perfect timing.
|by Anonymous||reply 289||11/24/2018|
[quote]I think it was Kim Novak's only campy performance, which was obviously 100% unintentional.
Have you see her in "Jeanne Eagels"?
|by Anonymous||reply 290||11/24/2018|
Where Kim does Jeanne doing Sadie Thompson like a drag queen.
|by Anonymous||reply 291||11/24/2018|
Beyond the Poseidon Adventure
Any of Shirley Temple's movies from 20th Century Fox
|by Anonymous||reply 293||11/26/2018|
Another Part of the Forest, the prequel to The Little Foxes with Ann Blyth in Bette' s role
Queen Bee with La Crawford
|by Anonymous||reply 294||12/10/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 295||12/25/2018|
"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 Anonymous||reply 296||12/25/2018|
The Day the Fish Came Out (1967)
|by Anonymous||reply 297||12/25/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 298||12/25/2018|
Anything starring a Hepburn.
|by Anonymous||reply 299||12/25/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 300||12/25/2018|
R296 Gazzara is absolutely smoking in that. Some major VPL.
|by Anonymous||reply 301||12/25/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 302||12/26/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 303||12/26/2018|
Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad with Roz Russell and Jonathan Winters.
|by Anonymous||reply 304||12/26/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 305||12/27/2018|
Who Killed Teddy Bear? Is AMAZING. I have it on DvD, but it is probably a bootleg of an old VHS tape.
|by Anonymous||reply 306||12/27/2018|
Olivia De Havilland and James Caan in Lady in A Cage (1965).
Liv in an Elevator!
|by Anonymous||reply 307||12/27/2018|
Maps to the stars. Batshit camp mess, it must be seen to believed.
|by Anonymous||reply 308||12/31/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 309||12/31/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 310||12/31/2018|
"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 Anonymous||reply 311||12/31/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 313||12/31/2018|
Let’s Scare Jessica To Death starring the great but forgotten Zohar Lambert.
|by Anonymous||reply 314||01/01/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 315||01/01/2019|
She won an Emmy for an episode of Kojak.
|by Anonymous||reply 316||01/01/2019|
The Incredible Shrinking Man
|by Anonymous||reply 317||01/01/2019|
Two on a Guillotine with overacting DL fave Connie Stevens playing both mother and daughter
|by Anonymous||reply 319||01/17/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 320||01/17/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 321||01/18/2019|
r319, wasn't DL fave Cesar Romero in that, too?
|by Anonymous||reply 322||01/18/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 323||01/18/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 324||01/18/2019|
Thanks, Op. Now you made me go buy The Best of Everything on Amazon Prime Video.
|by Anonymous||reply 325||01/18/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 326||01/18/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 327||01/19/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 328||01/19/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 329||01/19/2019|
I think Crawford comes to respect Lange.
|by Anonymous||reply 330||01/19/2019|
It's so bad it's good, it almost revels in its campiness
|by Anonymous||reply 331||01/19/2019|
Same director as Whatever Happened to Baby Jane ?
|by Anonymous||reply 332||01/19/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 333||01/19/2019|
GRRRRR... YOU think Amazon has everything but they don’t have Two on a Gullotine or The Legend of Lylah Claire.
|by Anonymous||reply 334||01/19/2019|
Re: they have them, both are Warner Archive DVDs
|by Anonymous||reply 335||01/19/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 336||01/19/2019|
Yeah. Streaming has spoiled me.
|by Anonymous||reply 337||01/19/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 339||01/19/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 340||01/20/2019|
“Back to the Beach” was delightful!
|by Anonymous||reply 341||01/20/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 342||01/21/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 343||01/25/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 344||01/25/2019|
Most of Betty Grable' s Technicolor musicals are underrated camp gems
|by Anonymous||reply 345||01/28/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 346||01/28/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 347||01/31/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 348||01/31/2019|
Darling Lili ('70) with Julie Andrews and Rock Hudson
Rabbit Test ('78)
Shanghai Surprise ('86)
|by Anonymous||reply 349||02/02/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 350||02/02/2019|
The Revolt of Mamie Stover
|by Anonymous||reply 351||02/05/2019|
Midnight Lace with Doris Day overacting up a storm.
|by Anonymous||reply 352||02/05/2019|
"Midnight Lace with Doris Day overacting up a storm."
Julie is another Doris movie that is high camp!
|by Anonymous||reply 354||02/05/2019|
The Boy Next Door - J.Lo's Midnight Lace!
|by Anonymous||reply 355||02/14/2019|
THE EYE OF THE CAT (1969) - Not well known, but it's a great campfest. Youtube has the whole movie, great quailty.
|by Anonymous||reply 356||02/14/2019|
"Obsessed" - Crazy Ali Larter goes batshit stalker in her attempts to seduce faithful Idris Elbra from his wife Beyonce!
|by Anonymous||reply 357||02/14/2019|
Obsessed = Beyonce's Midnight Lace!
|by Anonymous||reply 358||02/14/2019|
Catalina Caper with DL faves Tommy Kirk, Lyle Waggoner, and special guest star Little Richard
|by Anonymous||reply 359||02/15/2019|
They did Catalina Caper on MST3K - it was a riot
|by Anonymous||reply 360||02/15/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 361||02/21/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 363||03/01/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 365||03/11/2019|
"Satan in High Heels" is the best movie title ever!
|by Anonymous||reply 366||03/11/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 367||03/11/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 368||03/11/2019|
R367 - J'adore Lynda Day George. :)
|by Anonymous||reply 369||03/11/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 370||03/11/2019|
LDG gets better with each "Bastard!"
|by Anonymous||reply 371||03/11/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 372||03/11/2019|
Torch Song - Typecast bitch Joan falls for blind pianist (!) Michael wilding. Joan’s blackface number is over the top.
|by Anonymous||reply 373||03/11/2019|
[quote]"Satan in High Heels" is the best movie title ever!
Well, this is a close second.
|by Anonymous||reply 374||03/11/2019|
"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 Anonymous||reply 375||03/11/2019|
I haven't seen this film, but the trailer sure is campy.
|by Anonymous||reply 376||03/11/2019|
Raintree County (except for Eva Marie Saint
|by Anonymous||reply 377||03/11/2019|
Most biblical epics made between Cecil B. De Mille's "Samson & Delilah" and George Stevens' "The Greatest Story Ever Told."
|by Anonymous||reply 379||03/11/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 381||03/11/2019|
This book should be made into a movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 383||03/12/2019|
^ I can't stop laughing at that!
|by Anonymous||reply 384||03/12/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 385||03/29/2019|
Lizzie is a scream, plus Johnny Mathis has a cameo in it
|by Anonymous||reply 386||03/29/2019|
"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.
|by Anonymous||reply 387||03/30/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 388||03/31/2019|
I love this movie. There was a soap opera loosely based from it in the early 70’s.
|by Anonymous||reply 389||03/31/2019|
I Married an Angel ('42) the final MacDonald-Eddy film was on TCM a few weeks ago and it was unbelievably campy
|by Anonymous||reply 390||04/02/2019|
Most Eddy/MacDonald movies are pretty camp.
|by Anonymous||reply 391||04/02/2019|
Interval (1973) with Merle Oberon and her star fucking cougar bait, Robert Wolders...unbelievably bad.
|by Anonymous||reply 392||04/02/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 393||04/06/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 396||04/08/2019|
White Cargo with Hedy Lamarr in blackface as Tondelayo
|by Anonymous||reply 397||04/09/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 398||04/09/2019|
White Cargo is a laugh riot
|by Anonymous||reply 399||04/10/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 400||04/10/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 402||04/10/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 403||04/13/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 404||04/13/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 405||04/15/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 406||04/15/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 408||04/16/2019|
"Tired Old Queen At the Movies" is a lot more fun than Pewdipie.
|by Anonymous||reply 409||04/17/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 410||04/20/2019|
I just yelled at the TV ‘ why doesn’t that bitch Julie never call the police’.
|by Anonymous||reply 411||04/20/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 412||04/20/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 413||04/20/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 414||04/20/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 415||04/26/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 416||04/26/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 417||04/28/2019|
A lot of these are not camp, IMHO:
A Letter to Three Wives
Taming of the Shrew
All About Eve
The Honey Pot
Evil Under the Sun
And several others.
|by Anonymous||reply 418||04/28/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 419||04/28/2019|
All About Eve isn't camp?!?? Surely you must be joking...
|by Anonymous||reply 421||04/28/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 422||04/29/2019|
Thank you r420: The feel-good clip to start my week on a high note!
|by Anonymous||reply 423||04/29/2019|
I have seen that movie. I know better to click on that link. And I am really depressed and wanted to feel good.
|by Anonymous||reply 424||04/29/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 425||04/29/2019|
The obvious baby doll/dummy lol,
|by Anonymous||reply 426||04/29/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 428||05/01/2019|
Desire Me ('47)
Raintree County ('57)
Decameron Nights ('53)
Faithless ('32) with DL icon Tallulah Bankhead as a hooker
|by Anonymous||reply 429||05/03/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 430||05/04/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 432||05/04/2019|
Pretty much anything Nicholas Cage has done in the last 20 years would qualify.
|by Anonymous||reply 433||05/04/2019|
All of Yvonne DeCarlo' s B-movies from the '40s and '50s like Salome:Where She Danced and Buccaneer' s Girl
|by Anonymous||reply 434||05/08/2019|
Wait, I thought “Black Drag Queens Inventend Camp.”
|by Anonymous||reply 435||05/08/2019|
The Singing Nun, with DL icon Debbie Reynolds as, well you know...
|by Anonymous||reply 438||05/13/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 439||05/13/2019|
Julie, starring Miss Doris Day
|by Anonymous||reply 441||05/13/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 442||05/17/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 443||05/20/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 445||05/22/2019|
^ That was Paul's worst performance
|by Anonymous||reply 446||05/22/2019|
"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 Anonymous||reply 447||05/22/2019|
R447 with her friend Johnny Carson in a cameo.
|by Anonymous||reply 448||05/22/2019|
The Jungle Jim films with Johnny Weissmuller are pure low budget schlock
|by Anonymous||reply 449||05/24/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 450||05/24/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 451||05/25/2019|
Satan Met a Lady ('36) offbeat version of The Maltese Falcon starring DL icon of icons Bette Davis
|by Anonymous||reply 452||05/30/2019|
The Name of the Game is Kill!
Don't miss the shocking twist ending!
|by Anonymous||reply 453||05/30/2019|
Sometimes Aunt Martha Does Dreadful Things ('71)
|by Anonymous||reply 454||06/02/2019|
R453 That's a subtle poster.
|by Anonymous||reply 455||06/02/2019|
Elephant Walk ('54) with La Liz (who was a last minute replacement for an ailing Vivien Leigh) and an elephant stampede
|by Anonymous||reply 456||06/06/2019|
I just bought The Best of Everything on Audible. This thread made me do it !
|by Anonymous||reply 457||06/06/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 458||06/08/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 459||06/08/2019|
The Watcher in the Woods with DL icon of icons Bette Davis and DL faves Carroll Baker and Kyle Richards
|by Anonymous||reply 460||Last Monday at 6:45 AM|
The Love Machine - Valley of the Dolls without musical numbers.
The Apple - so inept it's amazing.
|by Anonymous||reply 461||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 462||Last Monday at 10:50 AM|
Chu Chu and the Philly Flash ('81) with DL icon Carol Burnett
Once Is Not Enough ('75)
|by Anonymous||reply 463||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 464||Last Monday at 12:42 PM|
I wonder what the Peckerwood Wiggle looks like...
|by Anonymous||reply 465||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 466||Last Monday at 1:18 PM|
Sounds like a schlocky reworking of Johnny Belinda
|by Anonymous||reply 467||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 468||Last 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....
|by Anonymous||reply 469||Last Thursday at 4:51 PM|