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Katie: Portrait of a Centerfold (1978)

A naive Texas beauty queen, seeking Hollywood stardom, quickly learns the realities of the business after attending an unethical modeling school.

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Robert Greenwald

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Nancy Audley
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Basinger ... Katie McEvera
Vivian Blaine ... Marietta Cutler
Fabian ... Emcee
Tab Hunter ... Elliot Bender
Don Johnson ... Gunther
Virginia Kaiser Virginia Kaiser ... Deborah Pintoff
Dorothy Malone ... Myrtle Cutler
Nan Martin ... Aunt Isabel
Melanie Mayron ... Madelaine
Terri Nunn ... Cindy Holland
Don Stroud ... Sullie Toulours
Glynn Turman ... Preston de Cordiva
Beau Gordon Beau Gordon ... Joshua Holland
James Crittenden James Crittenden ... Taylor
Janet Wood ... Blaze Adams
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A naive Texas beauty queen, seeking Hollywood stardom, quickly learns the realities of the business after attending an unethical modeling school.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Destacável de Revista See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A little more than the typical, TV-movie-of-the-week
5 November 2007 | by niaraSee all my reviews

I remember this one from when I was in high school. I remember Kim Basinger with that Texas drawl. I also remember Melanie Mayron, who I believe played a photographer. Pretty typical story about a young woman who poses for a playboy-like magazine and ends up leaving the town she was raised in because of all the trouble her photograph created for her and her family. She ends up in Hollywood, chasing a dream of becoming an actress, and of course, things don't work out as she had hoped. I remember another character -- they all end up in a Hollywood apartment as roommates, of which Melanie Mayron was one. There was a particular character in this TV-movie who was young, had a child, and was willing to go to certain lengths to become famous whereas Basinger's character would not cross that line. I'm sure this TV-movie is pretty dated now (it is nearly 30 years old) and will probably never be released on DVD but I remember it clearly. It has stayed with me all this time, particularly the end.


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