Rowan Blanchard in a bikini – 4/11/21
Another reason to miss the golden 80s. This scene made me laugh out loud the first time I saw it: Rip Torn and John Candy in the final scene of Summer Rental (1985). What a shame that we’ve lost those two guys.
Donna D’Errico, 04/11/21
If you missed the Caren Kaye pics from this movie, find them here.
A nude performance in the Pantheon itself. Could there be a straight male born in the first quarter-century after the great war who does not remember this performance fondly? It was the early 80s, when mainstream theatrical movies could be made solely for the purpose of titillating entertainment. Oh, how innocent we were.
Caren’s co-star in this pic was Matt Lattanzi, the Olivier of his time. Somehow that dweeb managed to marry Olivia Newton-John, so he must have had some kind of appeal. Acting talent was not part of it.
Olivia and Matt had a daughter, Chloe, who did some singing and acting, but never really got her career rolling. Her most recent credit was a tiny part in one of those Sharknado movies where careers go to die. She has managed to make the gossip mags from time to time, but for things she would not like publicized, like addiction and bad plastic surgery.
As for that great thespian father of hers, his last IMDb credit was in 1993, and the last I heard he was living off the grid somewhere.
The original subject of this post, Caren Kaye, kicked around in TV for a few years in non-recurring roles in the bottom-feeder shows like The Love Boat, Fantasy Island and Love American Style. She finally realized that she may not have made the correct career choice, whereupon she became Dr. Kaye by earning a Ph.D. in Psychology.
Anne Beatts was an extremely important comedy voice from my generation, having written for the National Lampoon and the original cast of SNL, and later having created the Square Pegs series.
She also pulled off the nearly impossible task of having had a romantic relationship with the master of dark humor, Michael “Mr. Mike” O’Donoghue, a man about as difficult as any who ever lived. Her humor was almost as dark as his. She infamously created this famous Volkswagen ad, based on VW’s assertion that the bug could float:
A 2011 performance of this entire stage show is on YouTube. This particular scene begins about 6:30 in.