No infringement intended. And he said, 'Yeah, what do you mean?' By four, Fabares was doing modeling work. There were a lot of camera people. Soon after, she made her television debut on shows like "Captain Midnight" and "Annie Oakley." In a 1965 interview, a young Fabares spoke about the experience. Michele Ann Marie "Shelley" Fabares ( January 19, 1944) is an American actress and singer. She was found to have severe auto-immune hepatitis and had to undergo a risky liver transplant in 2000. Elvis would drive by the start and the finish line and then they would go back and forth and do it all again. Hoffman's name was well-known in Los Angeles, as she had been an award-winning sports writer for the Los Angeles Times and the Los Angeles Mirror. Elvis Presley's songs are unforgettable - they have stood the test of time, especially his singles of the 1950s, a decade in which he had a song at No. Walley was known for playing 'Gidget' in the 1961 film 'Gidget Goes Hawaiian'. Fabares became a teen idol when she appeared on the 1958 sitcom "The Donna Reed Show." Her mother was Elsa Fabares and her father was James Fabares. Mary Tyler Moore (This is as close as they got to kissing) I don’t know that any other Elvis website has done a pictorial on this subject. Relationship dating details of Elvis Presley and Shelley Fabares and all the other celebrities they've hooked up with. As a lifelong Dodger fan, she had attended games both at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum when the Dodgers arrived in 1958 and at new Dodger Stadium when it opened in 1962. Shelley Fabares celebrates her 75th birthday today, here in GIRL HAPPY ('65), She told host Dick Clark of "American Bandstand" that her husband didn't mind the kiss because it was "just her job." For me, it was just exciting to be there. It was not for a baseball game, however. Trivia The little girl afraid to slide down the chute at the playground during the song "Confidence" was Lisa Slagle. $39.99 previous price $39.99 + $3.99 … Warm-up acts included soloist Bobby Hebb and bands 'The Remains', 'The Cyrkle', and 'The Ronettes'. Michele Ann Marie "Shelley" Fabares is an American actress and singer. Another of those on site was Bob Smith of Allied Consolidated Services, who handled operational issues and security at Dodger Stadium at the time. She was Elvis Presley's co-star in three films. I looked at him and said yeah right. Clambake is a 1967 American musical film directed by Arthur H. Nadel and starring Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, and Bill Bixby.Written for the screen by Arthur Browne Jr., the film is about the heir to an oil fortune who trades places with a water-ski instructor at a Florida hotel to see if girls will like him for himself, rather than his father's money. Fabares is known for her roles as Donna Reed's daughter Mary Stone on The Donna Reed Show (1958–1963), and as Hayden Fox's love interest (and eventual wife) Christine Armstrong on the sitcom Coach (1989–1997). All of the equipment was there - the camera, the crew, the extras, the scenery that they need, the lights, it was a huge bunch (in the stadium parking lot) as any motion picture set is'. Shelley Fabares and Paul Petersen in 1962 | Photo: Wikimedia Commons, By four, Fabares was doing modeling work. October 17, 1966 () (US) Running time. Colonel Tom Parker, Presley's manager, suggested two titles, 'Jim Dandy' and 'Clambake'. She was Elvis Presley's co-star in three films. Speedway . The pair share no children together. Aside from voice roles on two shows, Fabares has stayed away from screen work since 2006. They set up some dressing trailers and I remember that I saw Elvis, but he had bodyguards around him. Celeste Yarnall. Shrieking teen-age girls overpowered the 2,000-watt public address system with some 27 speakers that surrounded the baselines. They really didn't want it known that he was even out there. She did one such interview back in 2013. Natalie Wood. Nancy Sinatra . Never before have we seen an Elvis Presley concert from the 1950's with sound. Shelley Fabares Lost Summer Love with Elvis Presley - YouTube Above, The original Dodger Stadium Parking Lot map shows the area in which the movie 'Spinout' was filmed in March 1966, behind the Right Field Pavilion and near the Union Oil station. Asked about working with the king of rock, Fabares described her experience as "absolutely fabulous" and "extraordinary," although she admittedly wasn't Presley's biggest fan at the time. You may request that your data not be shared with third parties here: Shelley Fabares Describes Working with the King of Rock Elvis Presley, Source: YouTube/Memphis Sounds with George Klein, Paul Petersen and Shelley Fabares: 'The Donna Reed Show' Stars 50 Years after It Ended, Rita Moreno's Hard Times: From Working at an Early Age to a Hard Relationship with Marlon Brando, Elvis Presley's Granddaughter Riley Shares an Adorable Throwback Photo of Herself with Curly Hair, Meet Dixie Locke, Elvis Presley's First High School Girlfriend, Elvis Presley's Grandson Benjamin Keough is a Carbon Copy of his Granddad, Phoebe Bridgers' Coming Out to Her Mom Caused a Rift between Them — inside Her Personal Life, James Caan's 4 Failed Marriages — He Filed for Divorce from His Last Wife 3 Times. Here we have a video interview with stunning Shelley Fabares, who starred with Elvis Presley in the 1965 movie Girl Happy, was one of three leading ladies in ' Spinout '. Enjoy! A week later, she updated O'Malley, 'Elvis has gone and the little secretaries are all sad; three of them met him'. Her role as Valerie Frank in the film set new standards for female leads in musicals at the time. $35.99 . Surrounded by a bevy of beauties with bit parts, Presley might not have known that a young girl named Rita Wilson was included in the film. When MGM needed a place to simulate the 'Santa Fe Road Race' in the 'Spinout' movie, the Dodgers were happy to accommodate the production from March 9-11. I just kept saying to him, I am so sorry, I promise you. Some girls worked themselves into such a frenzy, they fainted and had to be carried away. He was beautiful and [he had] a charisma that was just amazing.". For Fabares and Presley, they clicked instantly and felt like they knew each other for years. The deafening crowd noise, though, prevented the majority of fans from actually being able to hear any of their music. Hunnicutt on the hit comedy-drama "M*A*S*H." The pair are still together today. Thanks to her mom and an aunt named Nanette Fabray, Fabares began her career very early on. Was there an actual Elvis sighting in Dodger Stadium? It was not on the Dodger Stadium field, however, but in the parking lots. Elvis Australia was founded in 1996 ... was literally born from the concept of wanting to represent 'Elvis in Australia', so ... Read more. Even though I was one of the leading ladies - in that one there were three of us (co-stars Deborah Walley and Diane McBain) - I don't recall that. Here's what she had to say about him. She singles out one Dodger, amongst many favorites. But, not many aficionados would know that in 1966, another famous American idol was at Dodger Stadium. 'It's a happy memory for me. And that scene is still in the movie. On April 7, 1962 her song Johnny Angel reached #1 but two weeks later was ousted by Elvis with his song Good Luck Charm. With Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Harold J. Entertainer Shelley Fabares poses for a portrait to promote the release of the movie "Spinout" in which she disrupts Elvis's life in 1966.. $5.90 + shipping. Shelley Fabares was best known for her role on the Donna Reed show and later on the sitcom Coach. HOME TOP-10 DIRECTORY PROFILE 1+1 VS. SIX-DEGREES Elvis Presley and Shelley Fabares. Just for me, that was an extra added dollop of niceness that particular day (at Dodger Stadium)'. star got tagged for more adult roles. Michele Ann Marie "Shelley" Fabares ( January 19, 1944) is an American actress and singer. Adding to her lineup of movies with Elvis, the following year she starred in 'Clambake', her third starring role alongside the King. The DVD Contains recently discovered unreleased film of Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don't Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. This is an excellent release no fan should be without it. In the movie, during the finish line sequence, the Parking Lot 38 sign is visible (now known as Lot 7). The afternoon show footage is wonderful and electrifying : Here is Elvis in his prime rocking and rolling in front of 11.000 people. He was sitting in it with me to help me at the beginning. STARRING ELVIS ROCKIN REINDEER HTF RARE. Elvis and Shelley held the #1 and #2 chart positions … Shelley Fabares and Elvis Presley in Spinout. Follow @ShagTree. At just three, she was tap dancing. In the 44-year history of Dodger Stadium, many great moments are indelibly etched in memory - the 1963 Dodgers, who won the first and only World Championship on their home playing field by sweeping the rival New York Yankees; a perfect game by Sandy Koufax on September 9, 1965; and the magic of Kirk Gibson with his dramatic game-winning home run in Game One of the 1988 World Series against Oakland, to name a few. 'I had Jeane Hoffman negotiate the MGM contract, following my initial meeting with Mr. Horton on January 31st', said Walsh. 'I think that the majority was filmed on the MGM back lot and in sound stages on the MGM lot', said Fabares. I guess he would be my favorite player of all of them. Her mother was Elsa Fabares and her father was James Fabares. Elvis Presley; Shelley Fabares; Music by: George Stoll: Cinematography: Daniel L. Fapp: Edited by: Rita Roland: Production company . 'I was involved with a number of other things at that time (including starting negotiations to bring the Beatles to Dodger Stadium in August) so Jeanne would have been our liaison to MGM and the on-site director and crew. Her performance of the classic single, “Johnny Angel” in 1962 on the show made Shelley an instant pop sensation. Hoffman wrote in a letter to Walter O'Malley on March 11, 1966 about 'Spinout': 'Elvis shooting running into third day. I had a few favorites, but he was just my overall favorite'. Distributed by: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer: Release date. 'Spinout' made its theatrical debut on November 23, 1966. Cher. 'It was filmed near where the Union Oil station is by Lot 26 (now known as Lot H). This was the first of three movies in which Fabares co-starred with Elvis. I must have said that, I don't know, six times. Smith is right, it is hard to know that it was the Dodger Stadium Parking Lot with one minor exception: the Dodger Parking Lot signage was identified by numbers on colored globes with baseball stitching on them. Shelley Fabares was Elvis Presley’s leading lady in the musical romantic comedy, Girl Happy. I can't tell you where that was exactly, but that would have been somewhere like far in the San Fernando Valley, maybe even as far as Chatsworth or Northridge, where there was this kind of rural area with a bridge, with some water under there. Cast photo from the television program The Donna Reed Show. They dressed up the parking lots to tie it in with the rest of the racing scenes where the movie was shot, so it would be hard to tell it was at Dodger Stadium'. But, that's hard. His mother believed that Wood was a schemer who … Tuesday Weld. Fabares also called Presley the "epitome of a southern gentleman.". In the 60's, Shelley was known to most audiences as the daughter on "The Donna Reed Show". Live A Little, Love A Little . Stunning Shelley Fabares, who starred with Elvis Presley in the 1965 movie Girl Happy, was one of three leading ladies in 'Spinout', with racing scenes filmed at the Dodger Stadium Parking Lot in March 1966. 1 albums ('56-'59). I had told everybody from before we started the movie, when we first met from the time we started to do wardrobe and stuff, I had said I just want everybody to know that I have never driven a stick shift. Stay Away Joe . 'Yes, I do for a couple of reasons, but nothing outrageously specific', she says. $5.87 + $3.99 shipping. Fabares noted that she was the only person who did three movies with Presley. 1. for 59 weeks and 4 No. They must have hit it off pretty well during the filming of Girl Happy, since she was eventually asked to take the lead in two more Elvis films. Change of Habit . Fabares was in three of Presley's movies as a leading lady. No, on this Sunday night at Dodger Stadium, a concert was held featuring The Beatles. The following year she starred in ' Clambake ' in 1967 which was her third starring role … Of course, actress Wilson later went on to garner her own stardom and married actor Tom Hanks. Norman Taurog, a veteran of more than 175 films, directed the movie, which was released under a different name - 'California Holiday' - in Great Britain. But, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney and George Harrison, the famed quartet who comprised The Beatles, did their job and pleased the crowd, performing 10 of their songs in a 30-minute period. This was the lot near the hillside behind Lot 26 back of the Right Field Pavilion. For her, it was refreshing not to have that romantic pressure. Shelley Fabares . Directed by Norman Taurog. VHS FOLLOW THAT SLEIGH! Almost rented yours out from under you - thought I'd better wait till you get home'. Clambake (VHS, 1987, Movie Time) Elvis Presley. At just three, she was tap dancing. Soon after, she made her television debut on shows like "Captain Midnight" and "Annie Oakley." The 'parade' footage is good to see as it puts you in the right context with color and b&w footage. She is best known for her roles as Donna Reed's daughter Mary Stone on The Donna Reed Show (1958–63) and as Hayden Fox's love interest (and eventual wife) Christine Armstrong on the sitcom Coach (1989–97). It was fun'. Here is a funny scene from Spinout! 'We got there the morning of filming and the director (Norman Taurog) is looking at me and he said, 'Okay get in the car and start back from over there and come in really fast and then swerve into that space there'. 'I loved doing those pictures', said Fabares.