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Blaze Starr Goes Nudist -- Blaze Starr checks into a nudist camp and finds true happiness by strutting around in her birthday suit in this bright, bubbly production from sexploitation director Doris Wishman.
Blaze Starr Goes Nudist -- Stripper Blaze Starr, playing herself, drives her agent--who is also her fianc�--to distraction by ignoring scheduled "press functions" and spending her weekends at a nudist camp.


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1 July 1962 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Blaze Starr ... Blaze Starr / Belle Fleming
Ralph Young ... Andy Simms (as Russ Martine)
Gene Berk ... Tony
William Mayer ... D. W.
Sandra Sinclair ... Nudist
Stephen Bloom ... Nudist
Allison Louise Downe ... Nudist (as Bunny Downe)

Jim Antonio (as James Antonio)
Warrene Gray ... Nudist
Richard Johnson ... Nudist
Mary Jo Walls
Joan Bamford ... Nudist
Craig Maudslay Jr. ... Nudist
Dolores K. Norris ... Nudist
Lee Abell ... Nudist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ginger Meadows ... Nudist (uncredited)
Doris Wishman ... Meg (uncredited)

Directed by
Doris Wishman 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Doris Wishman  (as Melvin Stanley)

Produced by
Doris Wishman .... producer
Cinematography by
Raymond Phelan  (as Raymond Pheelan)
Film Editing by
Martin Samuels 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bunny Yeager .... still photographer (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"Back to Nature" - USA (short title)
"Blaze Starr Goes Back to Nature" - USA (bowdlerized title)
"Blaze Starr the Original" - USA (video title)
"Busting Out" - USA (reissue title)
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75 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Netherlands:12 (2009) (DVD)

Did You Know?

The alias Blaze Starr uses at the nudist colony, Belle Fleming, is her real name.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in American Grindhouse (2010)See more »
Going Back To NatureSee more »


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17 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Whatever happened to..., 16 March 2002
Author: shane k from Sydney, Australia

...nudist camp movies. This genre has been due a come back for longer than I have been alive.

Here we have an OK template for film makers to start from.

First take a marginally famous media celebrity who the media is no longer interested in. Acting ability is irrelevant. Preferably female as the target audience is most likely going to be teenage boys who have never seen naked ladies before. (Sounds like a rather small audience in this cyber-age)

Then start shooting!

You'll figure out a story as you go but until you do we want the following shots:

-starlet walking places: to the car, to the kitchen, to the bathroom, down the street, back from the car, back from the kitchen, back from the bath room, back down the street, up and down stairs, etc.

-starlet brushing hair, standing around by herself, smiling at nothing, and especially shots where her eyes widen and narrow for no apparent reason.

-starlet sitting in a stationary car which you gently rock.

-same car driving up and down streets, (could be anyone driving)

These shots are very important because this is where you'll lay down your voice-over track later once you've figured out what you still need to hold your story together, once you've figured out a story.

Location sound is not an issue, you don't need to record any. You can edit around that but be clever, film the other actors responses then edit so everybody is listening and nodding and all the dialogue is off-screen, or shoot from behind the speaking actors so you can't see their mouths move, or from long shots. You could just have the actors alternately chew gum in the long shots and add dialogue later, no one will care.

Have lots of phone acting, you only need the one actor for that, they hold the phone in front of their mouth while they chew gum and you can add both sides of the conversation later.

Now the story. This isn't really important, it is just to get the starlet out of her real world and into that of the nudist camp. Character names aren't important either, just use the actors real names, they will be happy for the exposure.

Now we come to THE exposure. Get a bunch of young ladies who are trying really hard to get a break into movies, waitresses, and strippers are good. "Dancers" if that's what they want to call themselves, we know what I mean. They must have perky breasts who aren't shy, saggy butts are okay too. It doesn't matter if they are shaved or bushy because you are going to compose all your shots so we can't tell: all the actors will sit cross legged or will be seen from behind, throw in a couple of guys for the ladies, it's okay if they wear shorts, after all this is a nudist camp movie, not the discovery channel.

Now action!

The cast play chess, checkers, archery (with suction cup arrows very P.C.), volleyball, row boats, sit around posing, sit around some more, play accordion, siamese dance, pick fruit, and grass, swim, and walk around. Lots. Shoot as much of this stuff as you can as many takes as you can, you're going to use them all! Some of the shots several times.

Get some cut aways of the non-nudist actors just looking, frame with just the sky behind them, you can use these any where.

Play dodgy Musak over it all you should be able to pick up some really cheap copyright-free stuff, it will help captivate the viewer.

Throw in a twist: Like after the starlet's dirty little "I'm a nudist!" secret is exposed the only one who cares is the original love interset, ditch him, insert last minute new love interest here, roll credits, everybody else in the film is converted to nudity and they all live happily ever after.

Should fit nicely under 75 minutes.

Note: don't reveal too much too early or nobody will stick through to the end to see your clever twist.

I think there are enough untalented film makers out there today who could really give this a go. Or remake-happy Hollywood should (is there an echo in here?). Doris Wishman would sell the rights relatively cheap, probably offer her director services as a free bonus. Or... wait a few more years , it will become public domain and we can all rip it off.

Maybe a cross genre to make it more 2000's.... nudist camp meets slasher film...hmmm hang on I'd better copyright that idea.

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