Friday, September 17, 2010

The Lovely Ladies of Thriller: Part One

Peter and I have to admit that we had no idea what kind of response (if any) we'd get to our adventure in the blogosphere. We're Thrilled to say that we've been overwhelmed by the positive feedback we've received thus far. We hope you all will keep coming back, and tell your friends if you think they'll enjoy what we've got going on here as well.

That said, in some cases, the feedback has been more unique than others... like our anonymous benefactor who has seen to it to send us pin-up photos of many of the ladies of Thriller... enough that we had to figure out a way to share them with you all.

So here we go with what we hope will be the first of many such installments - the lovely ladies of Thriller!

Natalie Trundy - "The Twisted Image"

 Bethel Leslie - "Child's Play"

Constance Ford - "Worse Than Murder"

Mona Freeman - "The Mark of the Hand"

 Mary Astor - "Rose's Last Summer"

Patricia Barry - "The Purple Room"

Olive Sturgess - "The Watcher"

Myrna Fahey - "Girl With A Secret"

Nan Leslie - "The Big Blackout"

Beverly Garland - "Knock Three-One-Two" 

And be sure to read today's review of "Knock Three-One-Two" starring the beautiful Beverly Garland!


  1. Of the ladies shown above Mary Astor had the best movie career but Beverly Garland has always been a big favorite with me and probably had the second best career behind Astor.

  2. I love "The Ladies of THRILLER" -- but I gotta point out, that ain't Audrey Dalton in the "Audrey Dalton photo."

  3. Now this is an inspired idea. THRILLER pin-ups. If Bond can have his Girls, Boris is entitled to his Babes. Just one question: Will superstar hags like La Strega and the Zvembie fit into this classification, or are we only talking cheesecake? (If it's the latter, let's hurry up and get on to Donna Douglas, so to speak)

  4. Oh, I'm sorry... It's the "lovely" ladies of THRILLER, very specifically. That means we'll have to settle for breathy Ursula Andress instead of Jeanette Nolan with a hook nose. Fair enough.

  5. I lobbied for a "Nasty Old Crones of Thriller" but I was shot down. Sometimes it's a real pain being part of a democracy.

  6. As beautiful as she was, the non-Dalton has been removed. :(

    Look for the real deal in Lovely Ladies of Thriller Part Three (yes, Part Three), coming soon to a blog near you.

  7. Natalie Trundy and Patricia Barry are by far the loveliest so far! I can't believe there was a glamour shot of Constance Ford.

    1. I was surprised to see her all made up on a Perry Mason episode. She was a beautiful lady but most of the parts she played were of very plain, and sometimes vicious, characters.

    2. I was talking about Constance Ford. Sorry.

  8. You're going to be floored by the shots of Marion Ross!

  9. Constance Ford had modeled, and wasn't the dog everyone seemed to make her out as.

  10. Let's not forget Elizabeth Montgomery, Pippa Scott, Marlo Thomas.

  11. Tuesday Weld, Sherry Jackson Nina Shipman, definitely Elizabeth Montgomery. And so many more from 77 Sunset Strip, Hitchcock, Thriller Route 66,Naked City and so many others.

  12. The hottest women on the thirteen shows so far: Cloris Leachman, Whitney Blake, Mary Tyler Moore. And Constance Ford.

    Cloris Leachman: People forget that she was a beauty pageant winner, and was in one of the sexiest scenes of all time at the start of "Kiss Me Deadly." She had a wicked mouth and always acted like she wanted to head straight for the bedroom.

    Hollywood cast her as hags and weirdos, but smart men knew better. Ed Asner (on the Gilbert Gottfried podcast) said that he was never happier than when he was walking behind Cloris Leachman.

    Whitney Blake: She gave us the only truly touching romantic moment in any of the early Thrillers, when she came on to somnambulist Robert Lansing at the close of the (otherwise laughably awful) "The Fatal Impulse."

    Constance Ford: She was such a turn on that it distracted me from noticing that "Worse Than Murder" was yet another hideous stillborn early Thriller episode.

    Mary Tyler Moore--she was on screen for maybe a minute, total, in "The Fatal Impulse." In the early elevator scene, I thought: "That girl looks like Mary Tyler Moore, and look at those legs." Then later, when she got to recite a few lines, she showed the "spunk" that Ed Asner (him again) hated a decade later. Extra points for the glasses.