Vintage Tony Curtis Sharon Tate Dont Make Waves 1967

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Tony Curtis, Sharon Tate, "Don't Make Waves," 1967

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posted by Classic Film alias classic_film on Friday 12th of January 2018 03:04:06 PM

Film summary of the 1967 comedy "Don't Make Waves," via IMDb: New York tourist Tony Curtis falls asleep on a Southern California beach on his first night in the West and wakes up to The New Phantasmagoria--catamarans, surfers (including a dog), bodybuilders, acrobats, motorcycle chicken races, a nut fishing in the shallows . . . and Sharon Tate as a skydiver named Malibu who gives Curtis the rapture of artificial respiration when he is conked on the head by a flying surfboard. This is the '60s American Dream: youth and beauty and money and sex in Southern California. Go west, all men. Mini-bio on Sharon Tate, via Wikipedia: Sharon Marie Tate Polanski (January 24, 1943 – August 9, 1969) was an American actress and model. During the 1960s, she played small television roles before appearing in films and was regularly featured in fashion magazines as a model and cover girl. After receiving positive reviews for her comedic and dramatic acting performances, Tate was hailed as one of Hollywood's most promising newcomers.   She made her film debut in 1966 with the occult-themed "Eye of the Devil." Her most remembered performance was as Jennifer North in the 1967 cult classic film, "Valley of the Dolls," earning her a Golden Globe Award nomination. Tate's last completed film, "12+1," was released posthumously in 1969, with the actress receiving top billing.   On January 20, 1968, Tate married Roman Polanski, her director and co-star in 1967's "The Fearless Vampire Killers." On August 9, 1969, Tate and four others were murdered by members of the Manson Family in the home she shared with Polanski. At the time of her death, she was eight-and-a-half months pregnant with the couple's son.   A decade after Tate's murder, the actress's mother, Doris Tate, in response to the growing cult status of the killers and the possibility of them being granted parole, organized a public campaign that resulted in amendments to the California criminal law. Tate's mother went on to say that the law would "help transform Sharon's legacy from murder victim to a symbol of victims' rights." ******** Fair Use Doctrine; if you use this photo, please provide attribution credit; not for commercial use (see Creative Commons license).

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