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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Way Back Wednesday

 I have posted some photos of this lady in the past and she always received a warm reception. Last week I was going through some images and ran across her again. Good photos of her are difficult to locate and those of quality are even harder, but without further adieu,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,




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  1. The header link has some neato conceptual artwork. Very cool stuff. The Way Back Wednesday girl sure is a cutie. I don't know her name though. At 55yo, I should know this. Thanks Jeffrey and Irish. You fellas got quite the knack for a kickass blog. Ohio Guy

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  2. I don't remember her, period.

    (see how commas make a big difference?)

    (had to)

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  3. In the Heat of the Night. If somebody back then looked like the true Bad Girl, it was her.

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  4. So I went to IMDB to look up who she is. If you didn't know her name is (was, she's dead now) Quentin Dean. I'm going to see if there's any other picture of her floating around on Al Gore's invention.

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  5. It is indeed Quentin Dean. She was an actress in the mid-late 60's. Her crowning moment probably was her role as Delores Purdy (she received a Golden Globe Award in this role) in the 1967 movie "In The Heat Of The Night". Dean played the part of a 16 year old pregnant nymphet, who paraded around her house in the nude as a Sparta, MS policeman made his nightly rounds in his patrol car. The role was small, but pivotal to the plot. Dean also starred with Elvis Presley in "Stay Away Joe" and had parts in a couple of other movies from that time.. She had a few television roles as well. From what I can gather, Dean never married and died at age 58 of cancer.

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    1. Well, that sure clears things up in my cobweb of a mind. The story: in 1973 we moved into a rental house in the new town; it was located on the boundary line between the city and the county with only a few homes on larger lots on the other side. Out back, and across the gravel road about 200 feet sat another rental house. A couple (no need to define that term back in those days) moved in; no kids. She would come home at about 4:00 in the afternoon, he about 2 hours later. When winter came-with its short days-she would go into the front bedroom with the thin curtains, flip the light on and do her thing for about 15 minutes at which time the show was over. The next door neighbor-a pastor at the Pentecostal church up the street later told me that he finally went over to counsel the young lady about her behavior. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry.

      I never saw the movie, but am now guessing the neighbor had.

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    2. Ha! Good story Anon. Some people just seem to get their kicks that way. Nothing like that ever happened to me until I went to college. MY roommate and I lived on the seventh floor of an "all boys" dormitory. I had a cousin who lived on the same floor, but had a corner room with one side facing an "all girls" dorm. Almost every afternoon like clockwork, this young lady who lived on the 7th floor of the girls dorm directly across would return from her evening bath with her hair in a towel and wearing a bathrobe. It was only a short distance between the two buildings. She would remove the towel, then the robe. She would do this standing in front of a full length dressing mirror completely naked. So, we got a front and rear view. She would apply some sort of powders to her body and then stand facing her window as she brushed her long hair for about five minutes before finally dressing. This went on for quite some time with usually an audience of 4-6 guys watching the show in my cousin's room. This "show" continued that whole semester, but the new wore off and for most of us after a couple of weeks. Occasionally, I'd be down there around showtime and it was the same routine. At first I thought the girl was doing it for attention from the residents in the "boys dorm" as did all my buddies. After a while I leaned towards the
      theory that she was a creature of habit (i.e. people brushing their teeth the same number of strokes, angles, etc.) and oblivious to her "admirers". Still, it was a sight to see for a country boy who had never witnessed anything close to that in his life. LOL

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    3. About the only thing you didn't see was her GPA. Most likely never was a shy or needy gal; might have been a good catch. I have another story, though of a different flavor. It was around 1971 and we were students, living in a duplex in an older part of town, down South (but not down as far as Jeffery). A young couple with a cute baby girl (the mom was pretty cute also, and that is what makes the story not compute) had just moved in across the street. I was in the living room studying one spring day, and looked out the front window. About 15 minutes earlier I had seen the guy come home-sometime around 11am I think; he worked for the local newspaper and she worked at the hospital while the baby girl went to daycare). A "chick" in a short, tight skirt with flashy pantyhose and a hairdo comes bopping out the front door, down the steps, into the gray Chevy and off "she" went. About 45 minutes the reverse played out, with the guy then coming out and apparently driving back to work in the Chevy. After about the third time (I am a slow learner) I had an idea of what was going on, though I don't remember if the term "cross dresser" had yet been invented. Mentioned it to our landlord-owned a nearby HVAC biz so might stop by the house throughout the day-and also mentioned it to a neighbor who worked for the state highway department, he worked in the field and would occasionally come home for lunch. Both men thought I was pulling their leg with the story, but one by one they also saw "her" do the routine; I still remember the incredulous looks on their faces when they told me. After we moved away we heard the wife had divorced the guy (my wife-in her innocence-named him "The Goofy Guy").

      I always wondered where "she" went; damn "she" was good looking-if you didn't look too closely.

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  6. The Ballad of Quentin Dean
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qopg8STYuNU
    A Music/Documentary about the late actress Quentin Dean. Tribute to the actress Quentin Dean. S.C Hart featuring The Cadillac Angels. Filmed on location in Rimrock near Prescott, AZ. Produced under the Direction of S.C. Hart. A Zacknife Production.

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  7. The Ballad of Quentin Dean
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qopg8STYuNU
    A Music/Documentary about the late actress Quentin Dean. Tribute to the actress Quentin Dean. S.C Hart featuring The Cadillac Angels. Filmed on location in Rimrock near Prescott, AZ. Produced under the Direction of S.C. Hart. A Zacknife Production.

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  8. In photo #9, she is seen with James Dean. Coincidence? You decide!

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  9. The fellow in the photo could have been James Dean's twin, but the fact of the matter is the star of "Rebel Without A Cause" and a few other 50's movies died September 30th, 1955. Quentin Dean (born July 27th, 1944) would only have been eleven when James Dean died.

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    1. Good point Jeffery, didn't even think of that. The car was a '55 Spyder 550, famous car with a deadly history!

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    2. I think James Dean only made three movies: "Rebel Without a Cause," "East of Eden," and "Giant." "Giant" was released after he was dead.

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  10. There were far more attractive young women back then as opposed to now.....because there were far fewer overweight/fat/obese people then....plus most women then weren't afraid to be women. Sometime around 25 to 30 years ago things started changing. Now vast numbers of young people are grossly overweight and many of them go out of their way to look like circus freaks. A symptom of the widespread mental breakdown of our society.

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    1. An equal number go for the opposite circus-freak appearance: stick-figure, play-xylophone-on-the-ribs thin. Unattractive in either extreme.
      --Tennessee Budd

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    2. There were far more attractive young women back then as opposed to now.....because there were far fewer overweight/fat/obese people then.

      No, there were an awful lot of skinny Minnies back then, too; the Twiggy look or just scrawny hippies. Plenty of women that looked like women.

      Sometime around 25 to 30 years ago things started changing. Now vast numbers of young people are grossly overweight and many of them go out of their way to look like circus freaks. A symptom of the widespread mental breakdown of our society.

      Female homosexuals. If you think Freud was wrong about women, consider what he said about them. And it's not that there are more of them, it's just a) they want a lot of attention and b) Fake Media seeks them out.

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  11. Several of the pictures-focus on the face only guys-have an eerie resemblance to Karen Carpenter-she also from the same era, though maybe a few years younger.

    Your thoughts???

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    1. It is probably the hair. Even before Karen's eating disorder took it's toll, she lacked the rocking body of Ms. Dean.

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  12. Don't remember her in the slightest, and I never saw "In the Heat Of the Night". Coinkydink?

    She lights up when she smiles, pity she didn't smile more.

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    1. I am not a fan of Sidney Pointer (one of the stars in the film). However, I must admit that he plays a good part as Detective Tibbs who is passing through the fictional town of Sparta, MS. The movie was made in the hey dey of the forced integration actions of the deep South. While there is some bias towards whites in the film, that is not really the plot. The meat of the story is Tibbs is passing through Sparta and is picked up by a local lawman at the train depot while waiting on his next train after he draws attention to himself due to the way he is dressed and carrying a fair amount of cash. At the same time a wealthy out-of-town developer is murdered. While the local police chief is trying to determine the which of why regarding Tibbs, he discovers the black man is a detective in a big city police department (I think Philly). After the chief contacts Tibbs boss to verify he is indeed who he claims to be, Tibb's boss orders Tibbs to help the chief investigate the murder. I won't spoil the plot by revealing more, but will say the movie worth is worth watching.

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  13. The first couple of pics that I saw, I thought it was Barbie Benton. I think that shows that I was born in 1960, so I was only 7 when In the Heat of the Night was released. I did watch it as an adult, but Barbie Benton was one of the hotties of my teen years.

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    1. Ah yes. Barbi Benton. You only got me by a couple years. I’m 1962.

      Irish

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  14. Got 3.5 minutes? Here is the 'narrative' of the '67 movie; clips and narrator tells us the condensed story line.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqqrQzI8Dco&list=PL5ptMSfIn-hR3PX8a6bYenCmLHuYMLSS7&index=10

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  16. Try this again. Maybe she had one too many Weinstein type encounters. She was an attractive young woman and probably got hit on quite often in return for "help" for he career. Had enough and moved on.

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