GIDGET GROWS UP 1969
U.S. film. After two years of college in Europe, Gidget (Karen Valentine) returns to Santa Monica. She discovers that the steamy letters she wrote to Moondoggie (Paul Petersen), intended to make him jealous, have backfired, and her attempts to patch things have failed.
Inspired by a speech she hears on TV made by the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, she travels to New York to work for the United Nations as a tour guide.
She meets and has a fling with older man (Edward Mulhare), who helps her find an East Village apartment on Stuyvesant St., managed by the eccentric Louis B. Latimer (Paul Lynde), an adult child star trying to make a comeback as an independent film director.
At a swinging party with her older gentleman, Moondoggie shows up…to meet another girl named Katrina (played by Gunilla Knudson
who became famous saying, "Take it off, take it all off" in TV commercials for Noxzema medicated shaving cream.)
Moondoggie suggests they all go down to a groovy place in the Village called "The Dark Room." Too many drinks later Moondoggie blows his cool and makes Gidget very upset.
Look for cool nightclub scenes and Gidget wearing white go-go boots walking around New York City. Lots of exterior NYC footage. Karen Valentine, Paul Petersen, Edward Mulhare, Warner Anderson, Robert Cummings, Paul Lynde, Gunilla Knudson, Nina Foch, Michael Lembeck. Full screen format. Gidget Grows Up!
Plus this bonus selection...
THE DONNA REED SHOW 1962
"My Dad" Oct-25-62. U.S. TV show. Dr. Stone tries over and over to spend a day with his son Jeff, but his plans are always interrupted by emergency medical calls. Jeff is bummed out because his dad couldn't make it to the school to see his performance. Jeff later shows that he still loves his father by singing him the song, "My Dad." Paul Petersen made the pop charts with "My Dad." The song was written by the Brill Building songwriting duo Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil.
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