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Yvette Mimieux Is DEAD TO ME

Sad. I love 3 in the Attic but because of the hot boy mostly.

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by Anonymousreply 190January 23, 2022 1:17 PM

Si jeune.

by Anonymousreply 1January 18, 2022 10:35 PM


I've seen several of her films, but can't recall anything about her. I'd call her forgettable as an actress, if I could remember anything about her.

by Anonymousreply 2January 18, 2022 10:36 PM

I remember that name mostly from the ABC Movie of the Week.

by Anonymousreply 3January 18, 2022 10:40 PM

‘3 in the Attic’


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by Anonymousreply 4January 18, 2022 10:41 PM

I just saw her in The Time Machine. She was so beautiful. Yvette had a unique ethnic background she was half French and half Mexican.

by Anonymousreply 5January 18, 2022 10:43 PM

I wonder what she looked like in recent years....fascinated to see how a woman with such ethereal youthful beauty aged.

I mostly remember her for that 2 parter on Dr. Kildare "Tyger, Tyger, Burning Bright" as his surfer girl love interest. LIFE Magazine did a big cover story on that.

by Anonymousreply 6January 18, 2022 10:43 PM

I pretty much only knew her from "The Time Machine".

by Anonymousreply 7January 18, 2022 10:44 PM

Always thought she looked like her name sounded

by Anonymousreply 8January 18, 2022 10:45 PM

I always got her mixed up with Tuesday Weld.

Time Machine was her first role but let’s not forget Where The Boys Are.

by Anonymousreply 9January 18, 2022 10:47 PM

Loved her. ‘Oh Meredith. Yalies!’

by Anonymousreply 10January 18, 2022 10:52 PM

Co-starred with Richard Chamberlain in Joy in the Morning

by Anonymousreply 11January 18, 2022 10:55 PM

Toys in the Attic

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by Anonymousreply 12January 18, 2022 10:59 PM

And Berrenger’s!

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by Anonymousreply 13January 18, 2022 11:00 PM

Light in the Piazza with Olivia DeH and George Hamilton. Yvonne did a good job.

by Anonymousreply 14January 18, 2022 11:15 PM

I like that movie R14. It's funny because it implies if you happen to have a mentally delayed daughter, just dump her with an Italian! They wont know the difference!

by Anonymousreply 15January 18, 2022 11:18 PM


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by Anonymousreply 16January 18, 2022 11:19 PM

R15 I got a similar vibe -- if you have a mentally delayed daughter, take her to a foreign country: The language barrier will disguise the mental difficulty as shyness and naivete.

by Anonymousreply 17January 18, 2022 11:21 PM

"Jackson County Jail" (1976)

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by Anonymousreply 18January 18, 2022 11:24 PM

She was no Nancy Kovack.

by Anonymousreply 19January 18, 2022 11:30 PM

I'll never forget her as the title role in "Hit Lady," about a beautiful woman assassin.

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by Anonymousreply 20January 18, 2022 11:33 PM

Yvette Mimieux IS the Hit Lady and She Never Misses.

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by Anonymousreply 21January 18, 2022 11:35 PM

From a 2018 DL thread:

Supposedly, on the set of "Joy in the Morning," Yvette Mimieux, who had become friendly with Richard on her two guest appearances on "Dr Kildare," found out that Richard was gay and went around making disparaging comments about his manhood. This created a lot of on-set tension, which leaked out to the gossip columns, printed without naming names. Richard was a "nice guy" who lived quietly and didn't have scandalous sexcapades like Sal Mineo or Anthony Perkins, so the press spared him the "shame" of an exposé.

by Anonymousreply 22January 18, 2022 11:36 PM

I was always described as a little light in the piazza.

by Anonymousreply 23January 18, 2022 11:37 PM

R22 well it was a different time dear.

by Anonymousreply 24January 18, 2022 11:39 PM

R22, I remember that.

by Anonymousreply 25January 18, 2022 11:41 PM

Scorchy did it better.

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by Anonymousreply 26January 18, 2022 11:43 PM

I’m surprised. She was super rich and super healthy.

by Anonymousreply 27January 18, 2022 11:57 PM

She was something of a fashio victim.

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by Anonymousreply 28January 18, 2022 11:58 PM

Au revoir, Yvette. Salut. RIP...

by Anonymousreply 29January 18, 2022 11:59 PM

R19 Her husband was just as rich as Zubin, however.

by Anonymousreply 30January 19, 2022 12:00 AM

Ugly clothes but her face looks good at r28. She aged well

by Anonymousreply 31January 19, 2022 12:00 AM

R28 Lacroix, darling.

by Anonymousreply 32January 19, 2022 12:01 AM

This outfit is particularly ugly.

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by Anonymousreply 33January 19, 2022 12:02 AM

I liked the movie where she was a sadistic headmistress of a character building corporate camp. She stripped a fat guy nude, criticized his body and put him in a cage! Then she did Walt Disney’s The Black Hole.

by Anonymousreply 34January 19, 2022 12:03 AM

Her last movie was a Jackie Collins adaptation.

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by Anonymousreply 35January 19, 2022 12:04 AM

I read she died in her sleep...natural causes. She just turned 80 on the 8th.

by Anonymousreply 36January 19, 2022 12:05 AM


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by Anonymousreply 37January 19, 2022 12:08 AM

^^ The Betty White syndrome.

by Anonymousreply 38January 19, 2022 12:10 AM

Awww, she was so cute and her name sounds like a wee French kitty cat.

by Anonymousreply 39January 19, 2022 12:15 AM

[quote]Supposedly, on the set of "Joy in the Morning," Yvette Mimieux, who had become friendly with Richard on her two guest appearances on "Dr Kildare," found out that Richard was gay and went around making disparaging comments about his manhood. This created a lot of on-set tension, which leaked out to the gossip columns, printed without naming names. Richard was a "nice guy" who lived quietly and didn't have scandalous sexcapades like Sal Mineo or Anthony Perkins, so the press spared him the "shame" of an exposé.

Last week Chamberlain wished her a happy 80th birthday.

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by Anonymousreply 40January 19, 2022 12:18 AM

A very interesting woman. RIP, Yvette.

by Anonymousreply 41January 19, 2022 12:20 AM

She was in one of my favorite cheesy movies of the 60's, Diamond Head.

Played Charlton Heston's sister. In love with "Hawaiian" brothers, noted Italian from South Philly, James Darren and racially ambiguous Greek, George Chakiris.

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by Anonymousreply 42January 19, 2022 12:20 AM

Wow. I was just thinking about "Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell" this afternoon only to read this tonight.

by Anonymousreply 43January 19, 2022 12:24 AM

Did the Devil Dog Hound of Hell finally get her?

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by Anonymousreply 44January 19, 2022 12:25 AM

What's on her V.I.N.C.E.N.T?

by Anonymousreply 45January 19, 2022 12:28 AM

R40, it's clear from the posts that he isn't running that account himself

by Anonymousreply 46January 19, 2022 12:28 AM

We name our cat after her. The cat also died.

by Anonymousreply 47January 19, 2022 12:29 AM

Yvette Meowmeow?

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by Anonymousreply 49January 19, 2022 12:32 AM

R46 I totally missed that. Thanks--

by Anonymousreply 50January 19, 2022 12:33 AM

Is her surname 2 or 3 syllables?

by Anonymousreply 51January 19, 2022 12:33 AM

Like Mimiograph?

by Anonymousreply 52January 19, 2022 12:35 AM

On TCM, Robert Osborne pronounced her name as Mimmy-O and he was usually good about pronunciation of names

by Anonymousreply 53January 19, 2022 12:36 AM

R5- The Time Machine (1960) is SUCH a good movie.

Rod Taylor is such a good looking HUNK in it too.

by Anonymousreply 54January 19, 2022 12:37 AM

What was her marriage to Stanley Donen all about?

by Anonymousreply 55January 19, 2022 12:50 AM

The Black Hole! I was 10 when this came out…and I even had the action figures, including the one of Ms. Yvette.

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by Anonymousreply 56January 19, 2022 12:52 AM

Sci-fi action star

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by Anonymousreply 57January 19, 2022 12:53 AM

In Jane Fonda’s autobiography she mentions Yvette as one of her acquaintances during the 60s as they were both married to french guys.

This one stings a bit as I remember her so fondly from “the time machine” which is a film that was shown to me as a child and I became obsessed with for a while. As an adult I watched more of her work such as “toys in the attic”, “diamond head”, “where the boys are” and “ the mercenaries.” While not having the gravitas of more long lasting stars of the era, she was always a welcome presence in film.

I assume she stopped working out of choice.

Quentin tarrentino payed homage to her by naming a character in “inglorious basterds” after her.

A little saddened to hear that rumour about her treatment of chamberlain but who knows the full story. I do remember reading in Linda Evans’s autobiography that she was replaces by mimieux in the movie “the black hole” which caused her to seriously give up acting but instead she got “dynasty” and counted her blessings instead.

by Anonymousreply 58January 19, 2022 12:55 AM

She bared her breasts in a Tommy Le Jones movie.

by Anonymousreply 59January 19, 2022 12:59 AM

Nice tits

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by Anonymousreply 60January 19, 2022 1:04 AM

Correction to my previous post. Yvette was living with a french guy in the 60s, I think a director. She was not married to him.

by Anonymousreply 61January 19, 2022 1:06 AM

Was it the AIDS?

by Anonymousreply 62January 19, 2022 1:06 AM

So The Black Hole wasn't a reference to Candace Owens' pussy?

by Anonymousreply 63January 19, 2022 1:06 AM

Somewhere in Beverly Hills, Richard Chamberlain is smiling.

by Anonymousreply 64January 19, 2022 1:08 AM

I think she was better looking in middle age.

by Anonymousreply 65January 19, 2022 1:08 AM

DL faves Anita Morris and Jeff Conaway were in the cast.

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by Anonymousreply 66January 19, 2022 1:09 AM

I remember as kids watching The Black Hole with my sister and she pronounced her name Yvette Mee-Maw. As a little gay boy, I knew the correct way to pronounce her name.

by Anonymousreply 67January 19, 2022 1:10 AM

The Last Waltz.

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by Anonymousreply 68January 19, 2022 1:12 AM

Chamberlain doesn't pronounce it "Mimmy-O."

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by Anonymousreply 69January 19, 2022 1:15 AM

I liked her. She rose above her exceptional beauty and the early studio system contract player grooming to take on some interesting roles in the 1970s. She was especially proud of Hit Lady, which she also wrote.

I got the impression she became tired of the struggle for parts, especially as she hit 40. I think that is why she married Howard Ruby and became a Hollywood wife. (Ruby at one time owned the majority of corporate housing in the US via Oakwood.) I’m sure Ruby is devastated, it’s hard for widowers and by all accounts he was devoted to her.

She reteamed with Rod Taylor for a very good action film which is hard to find today. It was very violent and fast-paced and called “Dark of the Sun.”

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by Anonymousreply 70January 19, 2022 1:21 AM

All dying in their sleep...

by Anonymousreply 71January 19, 2022 1:27 AM

With lovin' on their mind...

by Anonymousreply 72January 19, 2022 1:28 AM

It's funny that most people on DL remember her from The Time Machine (although Rod Taylor was so hot in that film!). I always think of Yvette from Where The Boys Are.

by Anonymousreply 73January 19, 2022 1:34 AM

[quote]I pretty much only knew her from "The Time Machine".

Has NO ONE watched "Where the Boys Are"?

by Anonymousreply 74January 19, 2022 1:45 AM

Has Richard Chamberlain commented yet?

by Anonymousreply 75January 19, 2022 1:46 AM

Yvette's Baudelaire LP from 1968.

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by Anonymousreply 76January 19, 2022 2:11 AM

She's no Jayne...

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by Anonymousreply 77January 19, 2022 2:13 AM

Jayne looked ridiculous and ethnic posing as a wasp.

by Anonymousreply 78January 19, 2022 2:14 AM

NOW is the time for someone to ask if Susan Dey commented yet.

They both were in the movie "Skyjacked!"

by Anonymousreply 79January 19, 2022 2:15 AM

I always wanted to meet her so I can ask her what it was like to work with Chris Jones b

by Anonymousreply 80January 19, 2022 2:18 AM

R73 r74 Please.

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by Anonymousreply 81January 19, 2022 2:23 AM

We lost Sue Lyon and Carol Lynley, and now Yvette Mimieux. Who's next Tuesday Weld or Diane McBain?

by Anonymousreply 82January 19, 2022 2:26 AM

Let's hope for Connie Stevens.

by Anonymousreply 83January 19, 2022 2:28 AM

R82 Just not Connie Stevens. Or Joey Heatherton.

by Anonymousreply 84January 19, 2022 2:28 AM

Did she make it in my Starlets thread?

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by Anonymousreply 85January 19, 2022 2:31 AM

She was just another blind bimbo as far as I was concerned.

She spoiled my theory that Stanley Donen was an obvious homosexual (R55). And she helped make that ridiculously-unbalanced movie 'Toys In The Attic" even more so.

by Anonymousreply 86January 19, 2022 2:32 AM

In her starlet days, Yvette seemed to have the market cornered on "challenged" or "dazed" characters... But then so did Carol Lynley and Tuesday Weld!

by Anonymousreply 87January 19, 2022 2:36 AM

Joseph Cornell's Yvette Mimieux collage is now in the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

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by Anonymousreply 88January 19, 2022 2:38 AM

Notorious Republican.

by Anonymousreply 89January 19, 2022 3:46 AM

^^ Well, that's disappointing.

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by Anonymousreply 90January 19, 2022 4:25 AM

She was paired with Gene Kelly on a Love Boat episode. Kind of interesting as she had been married to Stanley Donen, Gene's former - whatever he was - co-director - and I don't think Gene and Stanley were friends any longer.

[quote]Jayne looked ridiculous and ethnic posing as a wasp.

Apparently not too ridiculous or ethnic, since I never noticed she was anything other than wasp-looking.

"Jayne Mansfield was born Vera Jayne Palmer on April 19, 1933 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania,[2] the only child of Herbert William Palmer (1904–1936), of English and German ancestry, and Vera Jeffrey (née Palmer) Palmer (1903–2000), of English and Cornish descent."

So what was her ethnicity?

by Anonymousreply 91January 19, 2022 5:02 AM

[quote]We lost Sue Lyon and Carol Lynley, and now Yvette Mimieux. Who's next Tuesday Weld or Diane McBain?

Diane McBain is 80, the same age as Yvette was. Tuesday is 78.

I still thought of Yvette Mimieux and Carol Lynley as young starlets, right up to their deaths. Pamela Tiffin, also. She died just over a year ago.

by Anonymousreply 92January 19, 2022 7:02 AM

But Mother Superior Dolores Hart continues to thrive in a convent in Connecticut. She had the right idea.

by Anonymousreply 93January 19, 2022 1:46 PM

Kind of sad that not a single major network has mentioned her death.

by Anonymousreply 94January 19, 2022 3:12 PM

Someone posted upthread that Richard Chamberline lives in California - I thought he lived in Hawaii with his partner.

by Anonymousreply 95January 19, 2022 3:15 PM

No, that was Raymond Burr.

by Anonymousreply 96January 19, 2022 3:32 PM

Chamberlain used to live in Hawaii, not sure if she still does. I thought I read that he broke up with his partner

by Anonymousreply 97January 19, 2022 3:36 PM

Joseph Cornell was an odd duck but I like his work and Mimieux must’ve been very flattered.

by Anonymousreply 98January 19, 2022 4:11 PM

I watched Diamond Head a while ago, always interested in seeing Hawaii in the 60s, and it was confusing at first because Heston seemed very controlling. I thought she was his wife at first but she was his sister and there seemed to be an incest subtext.

by Anonymousreply 99January 19, 2022 4:15 PM

Burr didn't live in Hawaii, r96.

by Anonymousreply 100January 19, 2022 4:25 PM

Jim Nabors?

by Anonymousreply 101January 19, 2022 4:28 PM

Chamberlain used to live in Hawaii.

by Anonymousreply 102January 19, 2022 4:34 PM

Chamberlain, who lives in LA now, separated from his former partner Martin Rabbett in 2010, stating that they no longer lived together but were better friends than ever. He'll be 88 next month, had a debilitating fall last year.

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by Anonymousreply 103January 19, 2022 4:34 PM

That's what the doctor will tell you when you reach that age..."DON'T fall".

by Anonymousreply 104January 19, 2022 4:36 PM

That story about Mimieux making fun of Chamberlain’s sexuality in the 1960s was resurrected in the 1980s, when he became a TV miniseries perennial. Yet (if memory serves) Chamberlain wrote warmly about Mimieux in his memoir.

by Anonymousreply 105January 19, 2022 4:38 PM

This is an interesting read about the development and filming of “The Picasso Summer” with Albert Finney and Yvette Mimieux, which despite its impressive pedigree was never released to theaters!

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by Anonymousreply 106January 19, 2022 4:44 PM

Paula Prentiss and Diane Baker are the only Old Hollywood stars still alive.

by Anonymousreply 107January 19, 2022 5:15 PM

R107 Tuesday Weld is still around, as are Shirley MacLaine, Joanne Woodward, Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren......

by Anonymousreply 108January 19, 2022 5:16 PM

I think that poster was joking.

by Anonymousreply 109January 19, 2022 5:20 PM

Is there a link or any kind of proof on that story of Mimieux's homophobic remarks about Chamberlain? I find it hard to believe, - not necessarily that she was homophobic, but that she would have so publicly defamed a co-star like that.

by Anonymousreply 110January 19, 2022 5:34 PM

I always confused Yvette with Carol Lynley, though I liked them both. I just got confused which one was in which film.

by Anonymousreply 111January 19, 2022 5:42 PM

Carol Lynley had very full cheeks and a prettier nose than Yvette.

by Anonymousreply 112January 19, 2022 5:44 PM

[quote]I always confused Yvette with Carol Lynley, though I liked them both. I just got confused which one was in which film.

How funny. I always confused them, too. I thought I was the only one.

by Anonymousreply 113January 19, 2022 6:29 PM

It's called starlet confusion, r113.

by Anonymousreply 114January 19, 2022 6:36 PM

Miss Pettet?

by Anonymousreply 115January 19, 2022 6:41 PM

[quote] Is her surname 2 or 3 syllables?


by Anonymousreply 116January 19, 2022 6:42 PM

Mim Yeux.

by Anonymousreply 117January 19, 2022 6:49 PM

The X isn't pronounced.

by Anonymousreply 118January 19, 2022 6:50 PM

Of course. But people who know how to pronounce yeux will get it, less so "yeu."

by Anonymousreply 119January 19, 2022 6:52 PM

She started out in similar vehicles to Jane Fonda. It’s just a matter of lucky breaks how a lot of these starlets careers turned out.

by Anonymousreply 120January 19, 2022 7:00 PM

Hardly. She had decades to prove herself.

by Anonymousreply 121January 19, 2022 7:04 PM

Diamond Head was fun. Chakiris was so gorgeous in it. He and Yvette nearly eclipsed the topography.

A body made for bikinis . . . it wasn't all exercise, although I think she'd started out in ballet . . .

by Anonymousreply 122January 19, 2022 7:18 PM

She had abs when people didn't.

by Anonymousreply 123January 19, 2022 7:32 PM

R120 I'm not a Fonda fan, but compared to Yvette Mimieux she's Bette Davis or Barbara Stanwyck.....

by Anonymousreply 124January 19, 2022 7:32 PM

R124 - Now, now, don't be churlish to either lady (Fonda is on the edge of the abyss as well). No one ever said with any seriousness that Mimieux was a great actress.

And although Fonda gave a couple of performances that were a tad less than convincing (Nine to Five comes to mind), she gave a good many damned fine ones (Klute and Coming Home come to mind).

by Anonymousreply 125January 19, 2022 7:37 PM

I just think we never really saw what Yvette was capable of. Jane managed to evolve out of the mgm comedies and showed some serious acting chops. Yvette didn’t really get that opportunity and seemed to just tire of the business. Dolores hart was similar, only she went off abs became a nun.

by Anonymousreply 126January 19, 2022 7:47 PM

Tire of the business? She last worked in 1992. She had plenty of time to show what she could do.

by Anonymousreply 127January 19, 2022 7:51 PM

You’re only as good as your roles and I do not think Yvette was ever given much. I think she could have been had she been given something meaty say the susannah York role in “they shoot horses, don’t they?” for example.

by Anonymousreply 128January 19, 2022 7:54 PM

R105 you just said it though… in the 60s! The fact anyone would be shocked a gay man was made fun of for being gay in the 60s is absurd to me.

A lot worse was happening to many gay men all over the country than being made fun of.

by Anonymousreply 129January 19, 2022 7:57 PM

[Quote] You’re only as good as your roles and I do not think Yvette was ever given much.

Not true. Watch some of those shitty Star Wars movies. Note how the old, repertory trained Brit actors don't embarass themselves like the younger generation (and that includes Ewan McGregor).

by Anonymousreply 130January 19, 2022 7:58 PM

Jane was also a beneficiary of nepotism. Let’s stop comparing.

by Anonymousreply 131January 19, 2022 8:00 PM

It's funny how people like r129 will defend some homophobes. Hollywood is more liberal and has a higher % of gays than the rest of America, even in the 60s most actors were not bullying gay co-stars.

by Anonymousreply 132January 19, 2022 8:01 PM

Susannah York was trained at RADA and one of her earliest roles, Sophie Western in Tony Richardson's TOM JONES, was offered to her three times by the director before she agreed to do it. I don't think it was the same at all for York. She also came from a wealthy, distinguished family.

Yes, Fonda got in the door because of her name. But so did Vanessa Redgrave and her sister Lynn and they acquitted themselves fantastically.

They still had to produce once in.

by Anonymousreply 133January 19, 2022 8:02 PM

R132 I am not defending homophobia. I am stating the truth. It was the 60s. How can you be shocked? It makes no sense.

Hollywood having a lot of gays doesn’t change the perspective of straight people, especially then.

by Anonymousreply 134January 19, 2022 8:03 PM

Somebody please provide proof that Yvette belittled Richard over being gay...

by Anonymousreply 135January 19, 2022 8:07 PM

Weird how so many other stars in the 60s (and earlier) managed to have gay friends and be supportive of gay people....

by Anonymousreply 136January 19, 2022 8:08 PM

R136 but many weren’t… how many stars were openly friends with gays? Please already. Your denial is scary.

by Anonymousreply 137January 19, 2022 8:09 PM

Like Lee Radziwill?

by Anonymousreply 138January 19, 2022 8:09 PM

[quote] found out that Richard was gay and went around making disparaging comments about his manhood.

Wait, she said he had a small penis?

by Anonymousreply 139January 19, 2022 8:11 PM

R137, your denial is scary. Stop defending a homophobic person because she starred in a few movies you like

by Anonymousreply 140January 19, 2022 8:11 PM

Ok… one…

by Anonymousreply 141January 19, 2022 8:11 PM

Wait wait wait r140… based on your posting history I thought you were against “wokeness”….

by Anonymousreply 142January 19, 2022 8:12 PM

The Grim Reaper took away Yvette's wokeness.

by Anonymousreply 143January 19, 2022 8:17 PM

"I was as homophobic as the public I sought to please". - Richard Chamberlain, "Shattered Love"

by Anonymousreply 144January 19, 2022 8:24 PM

If you want to see how friendly many MANY straight actors/directors/producers/writers were with the gays (closeted and out), you need not look any further than Roddy MacDowell's Malibu home movies on youtube. And this was back in 1965.

by Anonymousreply 145January 19, 2022 8:42 PM

You can be friendly and still be pretty homophobic. A lot of people smile in a black persons face and then call them the N word behind their back. I’ve seen it.

by Anonymousreply 146January 19, 2022 8:51 PM

There's casual bigotry typical to the era and then there's genuine hatefulness. I doubt most people who willingly interacted often with black or gay people were earnestly hateful.

by Anonymousreply 147January 19, 2022 8:59 PM

R110, I don't think Yvette ever publicly defamed him. It was workplace gossipmongering.

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by Anonymousreply 148January 19, 2022 11:44 PM

I think this Vanity Fair piece was the last time she cooperated with media. It was 19 years ago and she was styled to the hilt, but she looked hot. I'm assuming t

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by Anonymousreply 149January 20, 2022 12:01 AM

For an actress who you'd presume most people barely remember, I've been shocked by all the appreciations I've been seeing on my FaceBook scroll. Maybe that just says more about my FaceBook friends, lol.

Anyway, her presence in The Time Machine, Light in the Piazza, Where the Boys Are and that 2 part episode of Dr. Kildare really made a lasting impression on a lot of Baby Boomers. RIP Yvette.

by Anonymousreply 150January 20, 2022 2:47 AM

That picture at R149 was taken in her bedroom!

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by Anonymousreply 151January 20, 2022 3:37 AM

She’s dressed like I Dream of Jeannie

by Anonymousreply 152January 20, 2022 4:15 AM

She seems to have loved color so much in her later wardrobe, I'm surprised to see her bedroom barely had any.

by Anonymousreply 153January 20, 2022 1:45 PM

Eldergays, did Yvette and Connie Francis hate each other? Miss Francis always posts touching tributes to her former colleagues who pass away on her facebook page but she hasn't said anything about Yvette.

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by Anonymousreply 154January 20, 2022 8:32 PM

R154 Fuck you! I've been drinking for 5 days straight. I'll get to it!

by Anonymousreply 155January 20, 2022 8:34 PM

Connie is going blind in one eye.

by Anonymousreply 156January 20, 2022 8:36 PM

On the special features of Where The Boys Are there are interviews with Connie Francis and Paula Prentiss, they talk about still seeing Mother Dolores Hart but I got the impression they never were in touch with Yvette.

by Anonymousreply 157January 21, 2022 1:29 AM

Does anyone remember the Deb Stars and the Deb Star Ball? It was an entertainment industry event started by Howard Smit to promote one of the motion picture unions and it got very big in the late 1950s and early 1960s. I cracked up at this anecdote about Mimieux and the Deb Stars from one of Tom Lisanti’s books. Something about the term “enraged starlet.” He’s correct: that white stole photo is ubiquitous.

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by Anonymousreply 158January 21, 2022 1:56 AM

I'm pretty sure Connie Stevens was popular amongst teenage boys.

by Anonymousreply 159January 21, 2022 2:00 AM

Guys even back then sensed that Connie was a dyke.

by Anonymousreply 160January 21, 2022 2:19 AM

We're not talking about Connie Ford.

by Anonymousreply 161January 21, 2022 2:19 AM

R158, Do I remember the Deb Stars and the Deb Star Ball? Of course I do!

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by Anonymousreply 162January 21, 2022 2:28 AM

R162 that’s a lot of tulle!

by Anonymousreply 163January 22, 2022 4:19 AM

R162, So do I.

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by Anonymousreply 164January 22, 2022 4:34 AM

R164 who is above you? Is it Gena Rowlands during her starlet era?

by Anonymousreply 165January 22, 2022 1:55 PM

Hardly. Rowlands wasn't a newcomer then. She'd been in the likes of A Child Is Waiting.

by Anonymousreply 166January 22, 2022 2:00 PM

Wow! I don't remember these Deb Star Balls at all and I was certainly paying attention to those things as a gayling. Is there a photo out there of Yvette in her white fox stole?

I recognize a few names from the earlier photo (Jill St. John, Myrna Fahey, Judi Meredith and, of course Tuesday in her Chinese cheongsam) but none besides Raquel in the second one. Who are all those other ladies?

by Anonymousreply 167January 22, 2022 2:11 PM


1st row: Beverly Washburn, Raquel Welch, Barbara Parkins, Beverly Stuart 2nd row: Mary Ann Mobley, Laurie Sibbald, Margaret Mason, Donna Loren 3rd row: Tracy McHale Janet Landgard.

by Anonymousreply 168January 22, 2022 2:18 PM

Thanks, r168. I recognize Mobley, Washburn and Parkins now. Amazing how Raquel overwhelms them all in that photo, though she did get the best placing.

by Anonymousreply 169January 22, 2022 2:25 PM

Janet Landgard had a good part in “the swimmer” I wonder why her career didn’t take off.

by Anonymousreply 170January 22, 2022 2:56 PM

Was "The Swimmer" shot years before it was released? It's strange that she had a three year gap so early in her career.

by Anonymousreply 171January 22, 2022 3:10 PM

Damn. I never knew Victor Buno was ever first billed in anything.

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by Anonymousreply 172January 22, 2022 3:12 PM

R171 Maybe she was in plays?

by Anonymousreply 173January 22, 2022 4:51 PM

r167 Deb Stars of 1962 with Karyn Kupcinet in center and (a blonde) Lana Wood to Karyn's left.

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by Anonymousreply 174January 22, 2022 9:45 PM

r174 Names for the photo in here. I remember Wood and Kupcinet of course, as well as Mimsy Farmer, Bad Seed Patty McCormack, and Joan Freeman.

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by Anonymousreply 175January 22, 2022 9:50 PM

I recognized Roberta Shore and Sheila James (Keuhl)!

by Anonymousreply 176January 22, 2022 10:00 PM

^^ And Sheila James of Dobie Gillis fame, now Sheila Kuehl the prominent lesbian lawmaker.

What's Zelda doing there?

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by Anonymousreply 178January 22, 2022 10:02 PM

r167 She was a Deb Star of 1959. Group was Carol Douglas, Diane McBain, Yvette Mimieux, Leslie Parrish, Barbara Lawson, Linda Hutchins, Pamela Duncan, Shirley Knight and Sherry Jackson. This photo was definitely from the shoot. They often used makeup in the shoots because Deb Star was a creation of the entertainment industry's hair and makeup guild. I'm surprised there are not more publicity photos of the 1959 class since they appeared on a Bob Hope TV special.

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by Anonymousreply 179January 22, 2022 10:03 PM

Shirley Knight must have loathed being a part of that!

by Anonymousreply 180January 22, 2022 10:08 PM

They like me! They really like me! "Deb Stars of 1966. Including Cheryl Miller (Daktari), Peggy Lipton (The Mod Squad), Sally Field (The Flying Nun), Melody Patterson (F-Troop), Sherry Alberoni (former Mouseketeer), and Edy Williams."

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by Anonymousreply 181January 22, 2022 10:14 PM

Edy...forever a Deb Star!

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by Anonymousreply 182January 22, 2022 10:21 PM

Ryan O'Neal with Barbara Parkins at the annual Deb Star ball at the Palladium in 1966. They looked hot.

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by Anonymousreply 183January 22, 2022 10:27 PM

Where's Sally?

I remember Phyllis Davis from "Vega$" with Robert Urich.

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by Anonymousreply 184January 22, 2022 10:35 PM

Great shot of Yvette on October 19, 1957 at 16. This is probably the most animated and natural she has ever appeared. Every year, she seemed to look a bit more remote.

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by Anonymousreply 185January 22, 2022 10:39 PM

She was weird.

by Anonymousreply 186January 23, 2022 3:42 AM

Agreed, R185, as her career went on, she became more reserved and remote — and less appealing.

Can’t believe Edy Williams was a Deb Star — have to admit, she looks really pretty in the photo at R184!

by Anonymousreply 187January 23, 2022 4:44 AM

I see Sally.

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by Anonymousreply 188January 23, 2022 5:31 AM

“The Caper of the Golden Bulls” is a fun and enjoyable heist movie!

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by Anonymousreply 189January 23, 2022 6:01 AM

If The Time Machine and Light in the Piazza were two of Yvette's first films, she couldn't have gotten any more remote as her career progressed. She was practically a zombie in those two.

by Anonymousreply 190January 23, 2022 1:17 PM
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