Yeah I read everything I could get my hands one in 1970 about Marianne Hill. Too bad no internet back then. Heck no DVD or VHS then either. I had to spend half a weeks pay and see El Condor 29 times in three days just so I could see Marianna Hill undress. OHHH MY it was fun. But after the 22nd time I got kind of use to it and could have actually walked around without having a place to put one's hat just below my belt buckle:-) I could go get a Coke then. Of course I kept telling myself that I kept going back because Lee Van Cleef was in it and it was a very good film. AND IT WAS A GOOD FILM!!! Too bad it only did average box office here in the states and when I first saw the film I figured this would be the one to do for Lee what other films did for Clint and Charles Bronson. Clint and Bronson became big stars in Europe first then transfered that to the United States. Lee too became a top 5 box office draw in Italy, Spain and Germany. From 1966 to 1970 Lee was as big there as John Wayne or Henry Fonda or Bette Davis had ever been here. But he never got it going it the states.
Back to Hill. I knew where there was "credits" books on actors in the library but the local library's books didn't have her among the actors listed but Lee was. One book had TV show credits in it and Lee was in that too.
But a month later I was in Washington, D. C. at the big library there and found info on Hill's career. So I knew she had worked with Elvis years ago. Then in December of 1970 I noticed in the many papers I was reading that the other movie with Hill nude was playing at a drive-inn in Frederick, Maryland and I drove all the way up there from SW Virginia to see it. And I wasn't disappointed. The only problem was that it was in the middle of December and after the hot stuff came on the screen, I began to steam up my windshield, so I started my motor and cut on the defrost but it was too slow so I used my paper napkin that came with my hot dog and Coke and kept wipping my windshield so I could see Ms. Hill.
I'm not sure what is the reason Hill provided such personal information about Henry Kissinger. No only did she confirm that she let him have it, but that Henry's sexual performance with her, on a 1 to 10, was below a 5. She should have kept that to herself!!! NEVER KISS AND TELL!!! It's not right for the other party and just isn't cool.
Mamie Van Doren provided some names and particulars when her book came out but just highlites. Well to have gone into detail with rating the individual performances on a 1 to 10 basis for over 500 different men would take a book 2,000 pages long:-) But Mamie had a "backfire" too. One of the 500 plus men she did mention was Burt Reynolds and Reynolds blew a fuse!! He was mad as hell and let Mamie know it and protested against Mamie loud and clear in the press. Again; never kiss and tell. And how would Mamie like it if a man said she was lousy in bed. But I think Mamie did it, just as she provides all the details on her website ( I read the blow by blow, on pun intended, account of her getting Tony Curtis in her dressing room and if Mamie got told the truth, she and Curtis set the sheets on fire!!!) anyway, I think Mamie is doing it to sell books and attract viewers to her website so she can sell more nude pictures of herself and other items she has. But I don't think that is right. Yeah I think the 1959 version of Mamie Van Doren is one hot woman and not many men could pass up the opportunity, but atleast I would have been a nobody and would have escaped her "kiss and tell" book. Well unless she was so impressed with me that she had to mention the unknown guy. Ha Ha. I'm just kidding myself about that:-)
Did you noticed some sites where one can download the El Condor scene and watch it just like watching the film? I don't have to do that. I can go to that scene and press "repeat" A at the start of the scene, then B at the end, and my DVD player will recycle the entire scene over and over until I'm done..er.. I mean ready to watch something else.
Also I think Ms Hill's El Condor's scene was the first time I had seen a "frontal nude shot" in any movie. I had seen breasts before which for me then would make me feel like an earthquake was going on in my town, I remember Ursula Andress was the first lady I saw her breasts in a movie in the late 60's and then she did a multi-picture nude layout in Playboy and I got that and carried it around 24 hours a day for a week or so, but when I saw Hill in El Condor and you could SEE EVERYTHING!! Even where the front of her panties would cover..well as I said..I had to postpone going after my Coca-Cola. There was NO way I could walk to the lobby like that! I am too shy and in 1970 the theatre manager probably would have thrown me out!! Manager:"You sick freak! Get out of my theatre right now" Me: I came here to see Lee Van Cleef in his new film. I didn't know YOUR damn movie was going to have a scene that would jack me up and splatter me against the wall like that! It's not my fault. I demand a refund. You should have had a sign out there that said 'any men who are easily tempted to totally FREAK enter at the risk of being tossed out'".
I just bet Marianna Hill, who really isn't a great actor but just Okay, got into High Plains Drifter because Clint saw her in El Condor. That was a rumor going around back then and it just seems likely. And likely too is that Clint hired her because of that scene, wanting to have this girl, so he puts her in his movie and puts the moves on her and she not only liked it on screen but off scene as well.
I'm beginnig to think Hill was kinda like Shelly Winters, Yvonne De Carlo and Mamie Van Doren. She really liked sex and liked to hook up with new interesting men, especially if they were known actors.
But the vibe I get from Lee is that he may have pretty much stuck to whoever his wife wife was. Yes he suddenly dropped two wives and POP he was married to someone new and Lee and his third wife, I think, didn't mess around at all, but it could be he strayed with his first wife..I kinda think that may be the case in the 1950's, but I kinda doubt Lee was a player like Clint, Steve McQueen, Shelly Winters, Mamie Van Doren, Marianna Hill etc. If Hill got any off camera action while in Spain doing El Condor and it invovled one of the stars of the film, it would have been Jim Brown in my opinion.
But we don't know and it's none of our business anyway. But it's fun to speculate:-)
I was watching my DVD of El Condor just now and I USUALLY FAST FOWARD PAST THE NUDE SCENE IN THAT FILM WHERE MARIANNA HILL TAKES OFF HER CLOTHES AND IS COMPLETELY NAKED IN FRONTAL, SIDE AND READ... more
Hi Bob-- I wouldn't be surprised to learn that Clint put the moves on Marianna Hill. She was a very good looking woman back then; I haven't seen any recent pictures of her, and I think she's been... more
From what I've read about such filming, nude scenes aren't usually "open" to viewing and I would've expected that to hold true back then even more than now. Only cast members and required personnel... more
You know I would imagine Marianna Hill was the kind of girl (my kind of girl:-) who didn't give a damn if anybody watched. Heck they are all going to see it on the screen anyway. But I bet Lee chose... more
I just got to wondering, if Marianna Hill had a score card like Mamie, Shelly and Yvonne. Hmmmmmm! And even IF you were in existance in 1934 Bob, the only thing Bette would have wanted to do is... more
I'm with Bette Davis in the 1930's, Teresa Wright (doesn't she look lovely in the last scene of "The Best Years Of Our Lives" in 1946) in the 1940's and Mamie Van Doren in the 1950's. That is what it ... more
I didn't exist during a good number of those years either I must admit. Just as you didn't exist in 1965 when Lee kicked the door down in that hotel room and suddenly sees the "TUB LADY". Kelly... more
Where is Doc Brown and his Delorian when you need him, huh? I just looked up "The best years of our lives" and I will absolutely check it out. I really love the 1940's, and enjoy WWII movies. It... more
dressed in the 1940's. Virginia Mayo is looks hot in "The Best Years of Our Lives". But my favorite is Teresa Wright. She is so lovely to me. And I'm a huge Dana Andrews fan. I just really enjoy... more
I have it on DVD. I love it! My favorite characters are Homer and Wilma. This was such a bittersweet story line. But I do love the entire thing. Hoagy Carmichael is such a cool dude in this too. I... more
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I love your candid perspective about you torch for Clint Eastwood. I tend to carry my torch for Lee pretty high myself as do the other ladies here on the BadNet. I must say also that I, for one,... more
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Clint's a male version of Mamie Van Doren!! Yvonne De Carlo!! Shelly Winters!! :-) I may be wrong but I don't think Lee got around like those did. Sue asked Mamie on her website about Lee and Mamie... more
to your last comment ;-) And Clint has certainly aged well. My husband got me a framed autographed photo of Clint for our wedding anniversary, so he's not jealous either and understands it's all in... more
Indeed. Bob O thinks May O had crazy sexy legs. And he said he has seen Virginia in about 20 films and there is always a scene or two where the show off her legs and great physical features. Even in... more
I posted that last message before I got ready. Didn't get to type ya what I was going to say (type). That is a new Virginia Mayo pic for me. Thank you so much as I will put that one in my computer... more
Yes I'm a Virginia Mayo fan and love her looks and long sexy legs. I watch a movie on TV if she is in it just to see her. I don't care what the movie is. I'll watch it IF Vriginia is in it. She is a... more
when I just took him another rum and Coke that he visted your Blog and it was just like he thought is would be except BETTER!! He especially enjoyed the Clint Eastwood page and the Marilyn Monroe... more
rrrawr! Cougar indeed! Good for Barbara. Tell him I'm glad he enjoyed it! I'm working on getting some more Lee on there, promise! It's just much harder to find pictures and things of him to post than ... more
Several pictures of him there and have you seen the episode of "My Mother the Car"? There is THE shower scene with Lee Van Cleef that the girls here really like. You can access that episode on Lee's... more
Hi Alanna-- I, too, read that from Lee's words. That's one particular quirk I really like about Lee: he has a hip, but subtle way of revealing otherwise risque ideas. I think this rings true because... more
Rpyal Dano was a terriffic actor. I remember seeing him as the guest of honor at the Rose Bowl Parade one year. Also he could look very much like President Lincoln. The only Royal/Lee Van Cleef... more
Hi Bob-- Yes! Lee & Royal were the highlights to a fairly ordinarily oater in TRIBUTE TO A BAD MAN. It's too bad they only had about two scenes in the film. Yes, Royal played timid men in both THE... more
Hi Alanna-- I could totally see that, but I'd also suggest him in the part of either the sheriff who rolls out the Wanted Poster of Tuco ("Recognize this man? Yeah! It's You!"), or as one of the men... more
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One other thought crossed my mind--I do like the idea of Royal Dano in a Leone Western. I would have liked to have seen Royal in FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE as one of El Indio's crew members. Think about... more
Then be sure to check it out--it's one of Coop's best roles, and aside from Royal, the great Robert J. Wilke plays an LVC-esque heavy, especially in the final showdown. You won't be disappointed.... more
I forgot to write this in my previous post, but I'm sure you probably observed this. There are so many terrific character actors, but Royal Dano is one of my all-time favorites. When an actor can... more
and we know Robert J. Wilkie as one of the three gunmen waiting for Ian MacDonald to get off the train in High Noon. Then the four of them go gunning for Gary Cooper. The other two were Sheb (The... more
Hi Bob-- Hehe...I would know the end of the world is upon us if you didn't know Robert J. Wilke and the LVC connection! ;) I loved Gary Cooper in MAN OF THE WEST, but just like in HIGH NOON, the... more
left hand position in this picture is a give away that they had become VERY cozy don't ya think? Probably took 5 minutes to get that cozy after they met if some of those stories about Clint back in... more
I think El Condor is free On Demand right now, so I think that's the next one I'll watch. Now I know they'll be something in there for the hubby :-) From what I'm hearing/reading Lee seems like he... more
Last time a got this kind of attention on the board was when Kathy Mills send me a picture of Mamie Van Doren from 1958 lying across a bed looking so sexy and with eyes that said "come to me. I want... more
Actually I was just joking about sending a picture of me to Playgirl. But Burt Reynolds did do a (I think it was their first) nude foldout spread and it sold over a million copies. This magazine was... more
As somebody mentioned, Callie (MH) goes out of her way to bump into The Stranger, and I love what he says to her: "There's no need for that. If you want to get acquainted, why don't you just say so?" ... more
Actually I don't remember that scene as well as I thought. Trying to fight off Clint and act as if she was "being taken advantage of" or "victim of a rape" was really an act by Hill's character. She... more
Of course it was an act, but Callie was a sly fox. You saw that the instant she strode towards Clint, determined to make physical contact. "You know what you are? Just trash!" Right Callie--that's... more
It's interesting—you and bobO have very different opinions on that scene. I think it's left up to the viewer to decide whether or not what happens in the barn is or is not solicited. I think it walks ... more
it is distrubing to me too. I'm being serious. Movies that depict awful violence such as "In Cold Blood" and we have innocent people shot and murdered and women raped is most disturbing to me. There... more
But like in the movie Goldfinger where James Bond (Sean Connery) forces himself on Pussy Galore (Honor Blackman), Marianna Hill does the same. She tried to stop Clint and pounds and beats and it is... more
Medium Cool which was released in 1969. And if you Google Marianna Hill or Medium Cool/Marianna Hill or El Condor/Marianna Hill you will see several sites where MEN have the Ms. Hill nude scenes... more
Hey Cheryllynn. I'm so happy that you made it back to better health and are back with us. I had often wondered and actually worried about you as I considered you a great friend and a wonderfully... more