What a babefest!


What a babefest this movie turned out to be! I don't think I've ever seen so many gorgeous, luscious women assembled in one film before.

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I know, I know!! This movie used to play late-at-night, often, when I was in my formative, teen-aged years. I spent many a night, yanking-my-crank, following a viewing. I'm 62, now; do you think I'd STILL get a raging woody on watching it?

"You can't HANDLE the truth!" Jack Nicholson, "A Few Good Men."

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Amazing women in this! The scene where Melina goes into tame the lions with a whip and THAT outfit was real eye opener for me when i first saw this film many years ago. That scene still turns me on to this day!

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It's hard to acknowledge the fact that MOST of these women are either in their seventies, eighties or EVEN dead, now!!

"You can't HANDLE the truth!" Jack Nicholson, "A Few Good Men."

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I was amazed at how much flesh was on display -for a movie made in 1960 -i can't recall another of that time showing so much

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Ah, 1960! I was all of eleven (11) years old. While watching the movie (on TV), I found myself with a certain "stiffness" coming-on. In my nether regions!
Glory be, my very first erection!!

"You can't HANDLE the truth!" Jack Nicholson, "A Few Good Men."

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Ya know, there must have been millions of teenage boys who thanked their lucky stars that this movie was playing on their local version of "Chiller Theater" at 12:30 am after everyone else in the house had fallen asleep.

Just the sight of Yvonne Romain in her first scene, being interviewed by Schuller/Diffring. In that tight-fitting dress she was the proverbial brick sh*thouse.

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My mom used to ask me, "Barry, where did ALL those crusty socks come from, that are under your bed?" After "Circus of Horrors," I used to park my stroke books (Playboy, mostly) between the mattresses, and toss the messy, sticky, gooey socks under the bed. Yes, I lost my virginity to Fruit of the Loom underwear & socks!!

"You can't HANDLE the truth!" Jack Nicholson, "A Few Good Men."

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Most guys are reluctant to own up to their masturbatory activities as teenagers, but at my age, I am pretty shameless about that history.

Some of the greatest times I had at that point in my life were in front of our big B&W console after the witching hour watching mildly (by today's standards) titillating horror and sci-fi movies, utterly alone, and free to exploit the material before me.

However, it never occurred to me to use socks (a nice soft gym sock would work terrifically, no doubt). A nice gather of toilet tissue worked quite nicely, though.

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"Most guys are reluctant to own up to their masturbatory activities as teenagers...it never occurred to me to use socks (a nice soft gym sock would work terrifically, no doubt)..."

Around Gym Class, Monday morning, after watching "Circus of Horrors," I was known as "Old Crusty." The downside of it was, athlete's feet COULD lead to a case of jock itch. Oh, well, at least it wasn't STD's, right? I'm trying to come up with a list of movies that should be on a Required Viewing for Teenaged Boys. I would DEFINTELY put "Circus of Horrors" at the top of my list. Can you think of any that "did" it for you?

"You can't HANDLE the truth!" Jack Nicholson, "A Few Good Men."

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OMG, yes, Barry.

First and foremost, and only in its completely unedited state,
1. "Dungeon of Harrow". There is a scene where the mute servant girl hides in the main character's closet and comes out of it with the top of her dress undone. Nice bit of cleavage for a few seconds, and you can see that in the DVDs of the pic that you can get nowadays. However, what isn't in the existing, edited prints, is the next 2-3 seconds where in a long shot, she opens up her bodice and (apparently) shows the goods for real.

Unfortunately, that night my stupid sister took a notion to watch the horror movie program with me, so I couldn't do anything about it (and memories of such images were tragically fleeting).

Other movies that qualify and that might have turned up were:

2. "Mania" ("Flesh and the Fiends") - what I saw in 1965 on TV was definitely not the "continental version" that had nice bits of nudity, but the scene where Billie Whitelaw, as a prostitute is laying on a bed in a fairly low-cut blouse, was really hot stuff for me back then.

3. "The Brain That Wouldn't Die" - I would love to have seen this unedited when I was a teen because the stripper catfight would have fried the sexual part of my brain.

4. "Warrior Empress" A sword and sandal movie starring Tina Louise and a bevy of Italian starlets, including (drool) Suzy Anderson (nee Golgi) in at least one gloriously un-bra'd scene. Lots of low-cut togs on display. Stunningly sexy for its time.

5. "The Screaming Skull" Just for Peggy Webber's fulsome bazongas.
6. "Valley of the Dragons" Joan Staley's revealing underwater swim.
7. "The Playgirls and the Vampire" Not that you could ever expect to see it unedited on a local broadcast station, but this, even edited for the brief bits of nudity in it would have satisfied the pickiest horny teenage boy.
8. "The Flesh Eaters" even without the notorious Nazi experiments scene, this one is pretty darn sexy (even if Rita Marley was rather long in the tooth, her gelatinous cleavage would have excited me as I remember me as a teenager)
9. "The Hypnotic Eye" Sleazy in that early 60s way, this one has Marcia Henderson in a slinky black cocktail dress with spaghetti straps that refused to stay up. Yow!
10. "Atom Age Vampire"
11. Any of the pre-code Busby Berkeley musicals before 1935. But especially "Murder At The Vanities".
12. "Attack of the 50 Foot Woman"

Those are the ones I could think of without really trying, Barry. I am sure I could come up with more, if I really put some thought into it.

And I will if you ask.

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WOW!! You came prepared, didn't you?

I never saw numbers 1, 2, 4, 6 and 10 on your list. As for number 12, "Attack of the 50 Foot Woman," I LOVE Allison Hayes! I preferred her in "The Undead," 1957. She played a witch (naturally!). I had a 1950's era "gentleman's book" which had her in the nude. Yum! Yum! Also in "Attack of the 50 Foot Woman" was Yvette Vickers. I liked her in "Attack of the Giant Leeches," 1959. On a sad note, we lost Yvette Vickers, last year, She was a former Playboy Playmate of the Month. Yvette died (age 81) of natural causes, and her mummified body was found, undiscovered, after about a year. Sad story, huh? On a lighter note, one of MY favorite "jiggly" movies was (and still is), "The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's (1960). It's a British schoolgirls comedy. Also, "The Viking Queen," (1967). One of MY all-time faves is, "Anatomy of a Murder," 1959. Lee Remick, fully clothed, is sexier than ANYTHING Lindsay Lohan, Kim Kardashian or Paris Hilton could do, stark naked.

Yes, THIS was fun! What do you say that WE give THIS some more thought???

I really LIKE the idea of a Required Viewing List For Horny, Teenaged Boys, don't you? When I get some kids (boys), I'm going to stuff their Christmas stockings with DVD's like, "Circus of Horrors." Only problem is, I'm 62 years of age, so time is running out!

"You can't HANDLE the truth!" Jack Nicholson, "A Few Good Men."

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Barry, you're my kinda guy!

Allison Hayes rules! When she stumbles into town after her encounter with the giant translucent alien on the highway, she is jiggling all over Creation. That MUST have had an effect on teenage boys back in that day.

Also re:Allison, her attire in "The Undead" always seems to get rave reviews from male genre fans, but, frankly I was underwhelmed by it. It totally covers her bosom allowing just a little cleavage. Nothing to get excited about, IMO.

And, yeah, Yvette Vickers was the other dish in AOT50FW. It really revved this boy up when she dives under the table to escape the wrath of Allison at the end of the movie. Nice boobage, for sure.

Now, "The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's" -- there is a movie I have not seen. It sounds like one of those British Disney-knockoff girls school pics that were popular for a short time in the 60s. You must give me a few details to exp;licate the "jiggly" reference.

"The Viking Queen" I have seen in the halcyon days of broadcast TV, and it is a minor treasure trove of sexy elements, the best of which is the statuesque Carita. What a babe!

I acknowledge "Anatomy of a Murder" and I might actually have seen it, and I can understand your appreciation of Lee Remick, I just cannot identify.

Now, Barry, be reasonable. The cinematic stuff that turned us on when we were teens has to be taken in the context of the time. Nowadays, you see more titillating exposure of flesh on TV and in the movies that you could cobble together in all the films we were exposed to when we were young. Today's teenage boys would look at clips that we considered racy and probably ask what in the hell we were getting so amped about.

I mean think about it. Today's teenaged boys have to be the most jaded post-pubescents in the history of the world.

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Two words: Breast implants. Back in "our" day (50's & 60's), they didn't have 'em! Either you were born with 'em, or you weren't. I get SO turned-off by breast implants, and the bald look (down there) in Playboy, today. I like the "natural look." Allison Hayes, Yvette Vickers, et al. Do you remember WHEN we referred to (ahem!), the bearded clam? The hirsute look has gone out of porn, today!!! Now, Ashlyn Gere, THAT'S my girl!!!

Hey, I gotta' 'nother vintage, classic horror film for 'ya: "The House on Haunted Hill," the original, with Vinny Price. When Carol Ohmart, who played
Vinny's murderous wife (she was in cahoots with the doctor), comes down the stairs in her peek-a-boo nightgown, the whole theatre (I saw it in a movie theatre) erupts with whistles and catcalls!!! Ah, poor baby, though, she winds up in the basement cellar vat of acid (along with her doctor boyfriend). Not before she got me stiff, though!!

I haven't see "The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's" in a while, but it used to give me a regular woody. It was part of a series of movies, 'bout the bad, bad, bad girls who went to school, there.

I checked on Amazon.com, and they stock "Circus of Horrors," at $16.99. Now, if I order the movie, do I have to stop at Wal-Mart or Target, to pick-up some gym socks, too? Nah. Mom went to her reward, back in 1987. She knew WHAT I was doing, though. She was always telling me, "Barry, you'll go blind doin' THAT!"



"You can't HANDLE the truth!" Jack Nicholson, "A Few Good Men."

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OK, Barry, I share your distaste for breast implants (although I have no problem with the "bald look"), and I understand that they did not spoil the lovely bodies of actresses in the 50s and 60s. But you are telling me that our current generation of teenaged boys are going to appreciate these old genre films because the actresses had "naturals"? Well, in a vast majority of cases, those assets were held in stasis by industrial strength bras and tops with sewn-in brassieres.

So, needless to say, I am skeptical.

And, yes, I have had the pleasure of seeing "House on Haunted Hill" (the original) on several occasions, and I am crazy about Carol Ohmart. However, because of the arc of progressively more revealing clothing over the last 6 decades, her "peek-a-boo" nightwear comes across as stunningly chaste.

I know, I know. Things were different then. I understand that. But I cannot undo the conditioning of my sexual judgment that has happened over the years. Pity. I dearly love Carol, but I can't get too excited about the relatively sparse amount of exposed flesh she displays in "House".

Hey, what I was interested in regarding "The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's" is what led you to describe it as "jiggly". Since it was made in the (early?) 60s, it couldn't have featured the bralessness that came later in the decade, could it? Please clarify your comment, Bro'.

I say, stop at Target and pick up a big ole bag of gym socks. ;0)

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"Hey, what I was interested in regarding "The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's is what led you to describe it as 'jiggly.' ...Please clarify your comment, Bro."

No can do. I haven't seen it since at least the 60's. It's not a movie that gets a lot of play, today. If today's youth are so jaded so as they can't enjoy a good set of hooters, and a bevy of booty, F 'em. I simply adore T & A, but without the coarseness and vulgarity that you see (and hear) in movies like "The Hangover," blah, blah, blah.

"You can't HANDLE the truth!" Jack Nicholson, "A Few Good Men."

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A sudden splash of ICE WATER there bro.

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