Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Lovely Ladies of Thriller: Part Five

Welcome to the last in our continuing series of posts focusing on the lovely ladies of Thriller. We hope you enjoy this mega-post. For those who have been with us since our first installment, one of the photos was incorrectly identified as Audrey Dalton. We want to thank Tom Weaver for pointing out our error. Needless to say, the persons responsible have been appropriately chastised. We have also made it absolutely clear that no such inaccuracies will be tolerated in the future. Enjoy the gallery!

Albie Copage "Papa Benjamin"
Elizabeth Allen "The Hungry Glass" & "The Grim Reaper"

 Jeanne Bal "Papa Benjamin"

Barbara Eiler "The Cheaters"

Beverly Garland "Knock Three-One-Two"

Whitney Blake "The Fatal Impulse"

Gloria Blondell "Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper"

Iris Bristol "The Prediction," "Hay-Fork and Bill-Hook" & "Trio for Terror"

Terry Burnham "Mark of the Hand" & "The Fingers of Fear"

Jean Carroll "The Storm"

Jeannie Cooper "The Big Blackout"

Hazel Court "The Terror in Teakwood"

Pamela Curran "Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper," "The Prisoner in the Mirror" & "The Lethal Ladies"

The real Audrey Dalton "The Prediction," "Hay-Fork and Bill-Hook" & "The Hollow Watcher"

Danielle De Metz "Guillotine"

Fifi D'Orsay "The Grim Reaper"

Donna Douglas "The Hungry Glass"

Judith Evelyn "What Beckoning Ghost?"

Jody Fair "Late Date"

Virginia Gregg "Mr. George"

Martita Hunt "The Last of the Sommervilles"

Sondra Kerr "The Weird Tailor"

Sue Ane Langdon "Cousin Tundifer"

Cloris Leachman - "Girl With A Secret"

Doris Lloyd "Hay-Fork and Bill-Hook," "Dark Legacy" & "The Closed Cabinet" & "The Specialists"

Adele Mara "What Beckoning Ghost?"

Sarah Marshall "The Poisoner" & "God Grante That She Lye Stille"

Patricia Medina "The Devil's Ticket" & "The Premature Burial"

Diana Millay "Man in a Cage"

Mary Tyler Moore "The Fatal Impulse" & "Man of Mystery"

Ottola Nesmith "The Hungry Glass," "Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper" & "Pigeons From Hell"

Dorothy Neumann "Masquerade"

Jeanette Nolan "Parasite Mansion" & "La Strega"

Susan Oliver "Choose A Victim"

Luciana Paluzzi "Flowers of Evil"

Barbara Perry "A Third for Pinochle"

Erika Peters "The Prisoner in the Mirror"

Beverly Powers aka Miss Beverly Hills "Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper"

Mala Powers "The Bride Who Died Twice"

Sue Randall - "Man in the Middle"

Marion Ross "The Prisoner in the Mirror"

Natalie Schaefer "The Grim Reaper"

Pippa Scott "Parasite Mansion"

 Dianne Stanley "Planet of the Apes"

K.T. Stevens "The Merriweather File" & "Kill My Love"

Joan Tetzel "The Devil's Ticket" & "An Attractive Family"

Phyllis Thaxter "The Last of the Sommervilles"

Marlo Thomas "The Ordeal of Dr. Cordell"

Ann Todd "Letter To A Lover"

Nancy Valentine "Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper"

Beverly Washburn "Parasite Mansion"

Linda Watkins "The Cheaters," "The Terror in Teakwood" & "A Wig For Miss Devore"

Ilka Windish "Dark Legacy"
 And how could we close out the Lovely Ladies of Thriller without a few more shots of Ida Lupino?

We hope you've enjoyed these galleries!

Your Host, Boris Karloff


  1. Please note that due to the sizable length of this post, you'll have to select Older Posts to read today's review of "Kill My Love."

    And we're entering our last day of voting for your favorite Thrillers. Read all the details on how to vote here.

  2. Gratuitous Dianne Stanley!

    Please note that Dianne Stanley was not in a THRILLER. This is merely John indulging his bottomless lust for PLANET OF THE APES. We might call this "leakage."

  3. Shhhh - you weren't supposed to tell!

    I did omit the Kristen Bell shot from Forgetting Sarah Marshall that I had originally planned to include with the other Sarah Marshall photos just to make sure Tom Weaver was doing his job...

  4. are you goes sneaking into the AFI stills archive at night or did these spill out from under a '60s bed? amazing

  5. The color shot of Paluzzi ISN'T Paluzzi.

  6. It's probably Claudine Auger, sneaking in from THUNDERBALL.

  7. Show yourself, Weaver! Show yourself!

    Thanks anon - the offending photo has been removed.

    @Bobby J. - We've got top men working round the clock to dig these things up. You should see the photos we didn't dare post on our family friendly Thriller A Day blog...

    For the record, I couldn't resist including Dianne Stanley in her ANSA uniform, but seeing as I was up to my earlobes in Thriller babes this morning with only a few days to go, it's quite possible there are other errors, for which our anonymous benefactor should not be held accountable.

  8. I go away for a day and it all comes tumblin' down!

    Kathleen Crowley isn't Kathleen Crowley.

    Uncle Ira isn't Uncle Ira.

    The picture of "Elizabeth Allen" with the pumpkin is Elizabeth AllAN from MARK OF THE VAMPIRE and THE HAUNTED STRANGLER.

    Wonderful, wonderful array of pics -- thanks so much for all the digging and posting!

  9. "The color shot of Paluzzi ISN'T Paluzzi."

    Isn't that (or wasn't that--I think it was deleted) the awesome Karin Dor? Great photos, guys!

  10. Great stuff, guys-- the Natatlie Schafer and Linda Watkins pics are especially cool. Who would'a thought?


  11. Never mind Natalie and Linda. How about Jeanette Nolan. Who'd'a thunk that? Pretty sharp looking babe in her day (1800s, but that's beside the point).

  12. Larry's right, that was Karin Dor. For the life of me, I couldn't place her when I posted the original comment. Thanks, Larry. (And thanks for the hilarious movies, too.)

  13. Peter--

    I imagine most everyone knows that the upper Jeanette Nolan photo (with the pointy box-thing on her head) is from her film debut as Lady MacBeth in Orson Welles' film version of the play, proving that--it's NOT just our imaginations: she was REALLY good!---a totally legit and respected actress whose talents extended well beyond the usual crusty, crazy crone on Thriller/TZ, etc.


  14. Hi; Please add more pics of Ilka Windish. Happy Holidays. Sincerely, Tom