Marlyn Mason

The Trouble With Girls, 1969

Born: August 7th, 1940, in San Fernando, California.
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Marlyn as Nikki Bell in Longstreet

Marlyn Mason played the part of Sally Weldon in the "Ben Casey" TV series during the mid-sixties, before making her film debut, as Charlene (the role was originally intended for singer Bobbie "Ode to Billy Joe" Gentry), in The Trouble With Girls (And How To Get Into It). With a title like that, one would expect this to be a typical Elvis film, but typical it ain't!! Many die-hard fans don't like it, siting, among other things, that "Elvis hardly appears for the first forty minutes of the film" (Paul Lichter, Elvis in Hollywood), but who cares!! With an ensemble cast that includes Vincent Price and John Carradine, set in the "Roaring 20's", this is a character-actor's field day. The setting is a traveling Chautauqua tent show. Elvis plays the boss, and Marlyn is sort of the self-appointed union. Along the way, they do a duet on "Signs of the Zodiac", a predictably silly novelty song.

In the 70's, Marlyn made mainly TV-movies and guest appearances. She had a regular part as girlfriend/sidekick Nikki Bell on the much too short-lived TV series, Longstreet, with James Franciscus. More recently she appeared in the 1995 mini-series, Dead By Sunset, as well as the TV-movie, Fifteen And Pregnant (1998). Also, Marlyn appeared on a Candid Camera episode (2000), when the crew came to her hometown of Medford Oregon! The gag was to convince people that they were getting new street address numbers that were nine digits long! Marlyn was suitably outraged, of course! Have a look!

Marlyn now has her own website where you can buy autographed photos, check it out!

Marlyn Links

Robert Urich with Marlyn in Vega$

Marlyn, Mark Richmond
and James Franciscus in Longstreet

Marlyn Photos

More photos from The Trouble With Girls!
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with Edward Andrews

with Anissa Jones
and Pepe Brown

More photos from Longstreet

Marlyn Video Clips


Marlyn Videos and Soundtracks

buy Because They're Young buy Ripcord - Season 1 buy The Lieutenant - The Complete Series, Part 1 buy Destry - The Complete Series buy I Spy Vol. 3 buy Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. - The Complete Second Season buy Fugitive - The Fourth And Final Season: Vol. 2 buy Mannix - The Complete First Season buy The Trouble with Girls buy Man From U.N.C.L.E. - The Complete Series buy Hogan's Heroes - The Sixth & Final Season buy Banacek: The First Season buy The New Adventures of Heidi

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Live A Little / Trouble With Girls / Change of Habit CD

or download songs on iTunes!

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