It’s Friday! Let’s rock around the Christmas tree.
This is a clip taken from the 1964 film “Get Yourself a College Girl,” starring former Miss America Mary Ann Mobley, Chad Everett and a non-singing (and non-acting) Nancy Sinatra. Mobley plays a girl at a conservative, all-female university who moonlights as a successful pop songwriter. You know, one of those. Everett plays her publisher. When he spills the beans about her extra-curricular activities to the college board, it causes a terrific scandal because…well…it’s 1964 and some “old fogies” still have a problem with rock and roll. There’s also a sub-plot involving a state senator running for re-election who’s angling for the youth vote. As sixties teen comedies go, it’s a mostly unremarkable film.
What is remarkable is the array of musical acts interspersed throughout the film; The Dave Clark Five, The Animals, Jimmy Smith, The Standells, The Rhythm Masters (look ‘em up, they’re great) and Astrud Gilberto with Stan Getz. Here, The Standells perform the Larry Williams hit “Bony Maronie” while rhythm-crazed students shake it for all it’s worth.
Have a groovy weekend!