Wednesday, April 4, 2012

What bugs me about Mara Corday

My blogging buddy Autumnforest at Ghost Hunting Theories (link) has written a couple of posts about classic sci fi of the 1950s. Inspired by that lovely blogger/author, I had to pick an equally lovely woman of the sci fi/horror B movies. I choose the giant bug battler Mara Corday (link).




She was the Playboy Playmate of the Month (October) for 1958 and Celebrity Sleuth magazine claimed that her measurements were 35-23-34 in 1953. While she may be remembered for dozens of roles included several parts in Clint Eastwood movies, I will always think of her as the giant bug battler in movies like Tarantula (1955) and  The Black Scorpion (1957). Of course, she wasn't limited to just giant bugs, she also tangles with a big bird in  The Giant Claw.
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