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Doris Wishman (screenplay)
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Release Date:
27 December 1961 (USA) See more »
Woman Reporter Poses as Nudist!
Newspaper editor Arthur Sherwood is on a hunting trip when he accidentally stumbles upon a nudist camp in the woods... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Good vibes of colour & jazz epitomising Kennedy's opulent 'camelot'. See more (9 total) »


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Davee Decker ... Stacy Taylor
Norman Casserly ... Arthur Sherwood
Dolores Carlos ... Marie
Allan Blacker
Joan Bamford ... Helen
Maria Stinger ... Eleanor
Harry W. Stinger ... John
Brigitte Bernard (as Brigette Bernard)
Allison Louise Downe (as Bunny Downe)
Ronald M. Ziegler
June Marko ... Annette
Gustave A. Hoek
Nellie Hoek
Phyliss Hoek ... Phyllis
Sandra Hoek
Charles Allen ... Tom
Warrene Gray ... Fran
Una Diehl ... Susan
Gloria Flowers
Zelda R. Suplee ... Nudist Camp Director
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Doris Wishman ... Lady Waving from Porch / Marie (uncredited)

Directed by
Doris Wishman 
Writing credits
Doris Wishman (screenplay) (as Melvin Stanley)

Produced by
Doris Wishman .... producer
Original Music by
Harry Glass 
Cinematography by
Raymond Phelan  (as Raymond Pheelan)
Sound Department
Morris Sands .... sound effects editor
Editorial Department
Martin Samuels .... supervising editor
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Diary of a Girl Reporter" - USA (bowdlerized title)
"Diary of a Naturist" - USA (bowdlerized title)
"Girl Reporter Diary" - USA (bowdlerized title)
"Nature Camp Confidential" - USA (bowdlerized title)
"Nature Camp Diary" - USA (bowdlerized title)
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72 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
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One of the camp visitors arrives in a red convertible, the same car appeared in several of these nudie films.See more »
Continuity: The second carload of visitors to the camp is seen entering through the gate twice.See more »
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Featured in American Grindhouse (2010)See more »
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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Good vibes of colour & jazz epitomising Kennedy's opulent 'camelot'., 2 February 2005
Author: Peter Whittle from London, England

I think that the comments from other reviewers about this nudie-cutie are a little too harsh.This Film is fluffy & contrite yes;but exudes an American ideal of paradise at the time of the Kennedy pseudo-crusade of 'Camelot'.Meaning that America was then riding the crest of a wave of optimism.This Film seems to capture some strange,incongruous 'feel-good' factor that epitomises this.It has the Pine Trees of Florida,the blue of the everglades & the flesh tones of the Sunny Palms Lodge.The music soundtrack is atmospheric mood-jazz & 12-bar blues.Tiki-stone gods & white Chevrolets all add to the genre. We had a similar Film in Britain at the same time: 1961 called 'Naked As Nature Intended' but Cornwall isn't as HOT as Florida (in both senses of the word). I would recommend people not be put off seeing this Doris Wishman gem.It is well worth the current price of a DVD. Having watched this film recently;it has lost none of it's 'feel-good' impression on me.The 'dubbed' dialogue:- I assume is still the original actors?.This gives the film extra charm because the background noises i.e. birdsong,typing clatter are all on the same track.

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