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Living Venus (1961)

 -  Drama  -  February 1961 (USA)
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Man and his partner, a photographer, start up a men's magazine called "Pagan." The magazine becomes a success, he leaves his fiancee, marries his star model, and complications ensue.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
William Kerwin ...
Jack Norwall
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Ken Carter
Danica D'Hondt ...
Peggy Brandon
Jeanette Leahy ...
Margo
Lawrence J. Aberwood ...
Max Stein
Linné Ahlstrand ...
Diane
Robert Bell ...
Harry
Lee Hauptman ...
Geoffrey Page
Andrew Lindhoff ...
Diane's Father
Edward Meekin ...
Benson
Herbert Graham ...
Jim
Charles Cook ...
Client at Pool
Cherie Ross ...
Girl at Bar
Clio Vias ...
Lorraine's Voice (voice)
Fran Harding ...
Lorraine's Legs
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Man and his partner, a photographer, start up a men's magazine called "Pagan." The magazine becomes a success, he leaves his fiancee, marries his star model, and complications ensue. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Harvey and Herschell: A Team That Can Be Beat
18 May 2009 | by (Detroit, Michigan) – See all my reviews

I have to admit, this review is based on the 36 minute clip (about half) of "Living Venus" now showing in the Something Weird section of Comcast / On Demand. I can't give you the presumably missing juicy details, but what I can tell you is that it's not too bad; acting is decent and the story is OK. This is a curio I wanted to see as much for Harvey Corman (his first film) as for H. G. Lewis (pre-gornography). Kerwin stars as a magazine editor a la Hugh Hefner who launches a monthly stag rag called "Pagan". He discovers "living Venus" D'Hondt in a restaurant and recruits Korman to snap the cheesecake photos. They both pursue D'Hondt, but Kerwin succeeds, and he quickly pimps D'Hondt out to enlist advertisers. Ending is predictable. Korman worked better with Tim Conway.


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