Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Photo of the Day

Julie Adams and John Gavin in 4 GIRLS IN TOWN

You might be wondering WTH is this doing here at the blog or Julie Adams made a PEPLUM film? Well, let me explain. The story of 4 GIRLS IN TOWN is about 4 young starlets vying for the lead role in a major Biblical epic. It's one of those behind-the-scenes films where we see how Hollywood works and in this film it's focused on the making of a PEPLUM epic. I've never seen this film before but I'd love to see it now, certainly for the behind-the-scenes moments like the one in this photo. John Gavin starred in SPARTACUS and looked great in it but Julie never made a PEP and it's regrettable because she looks fantastic here! She looked like she belong in the genre.

4 comments:

Michael O'Sullivan said...

I've got '4 Girls in Town' somewhere, but don't recall this scene, its been years since I have seen it. Will have a look and report back, if I find it. Its quite amusing and very 50s as the 4 different girls (Elsa Martinelli is good too here) and their stories unfold. We may only see snippets of the film they are making.

PEPLUM Cinema said...

That's great. I'm waiting for a detailed report on this. :-)

Michael O'Sullivan said...

hi, I looked at this (FOUR GIRLS IN TOWN) again and have to report this scene is not in the released print! We see the four starlets each in this costume as they test for the role in the biblical film, opposite young John Gavin - but we only seem him in modern clothes. So they may have shot this scene but did not use it. Its all moderately entertaining, and also features Grant Williams (The Incredible Shrinking Man) as Elsa's love interest; Julia Adams pairs with George Nader, Gavin is an ambitious young actor on the make but does not make out with any of the girls. Gia Scala is very appealing as another of the girls - her best known role was in The Guns of Navarone in 1961, shame she later committed suicide.

PEPLUM Cinema said...

Mike, thanks for the info. Sorta disappointing that this scene is not in the film. Oh well...