Friday, November 19, 2010

Marilyn Hanold - From Stooges Amazon to Playboy Playmate

Marilyn Hanold was a showgirl who performed in revues in clubs such as El Rancho in Las Vegas and Ciro's in Hollywood in the late 1950s. She also appeared in a few films and tv shows.

One of her film appearances was as an "Amazon" in the 1957 comedy short, "Space Ship Sappy", starring The Three Stooges. Some of the tv shows in which she appeared in small roles over the next several years are "The Texan", "Have Gun - Will Travel", "Bewitched", "Batman", and "Felony Squad".

Here are two photos of Marilyn in costume. In the second photo, from "Space Ship Sappy", Stooge Moe seems to be enjoying an Amazon-sized hug.

Marilyn's biggest claim to fame, though, was being chosen Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for June 1959. Here is the cover and one of the photos from that issue.

However, her time as a Playmate was brief, and she knows her everlasting fan base is actually within The Three Stooges Fan Club. Here is a photo of Marilyn taken in April 2010 outside the Stoogeum, "the world's first and only museum of Three Stooges memorabilia".

Thanks to Frank Reighter for obtaining the two autographed photos for me, and to another friend for providing the Playboy photos.the world's first and only museum of Three Stooges memorabilia.


Peter said...

Very interesting as usual Bill! Nice job!

Playboy Playmates said...

I would have just sat by my window and wait for her to leave or come home. Just to get a glimpse of her and salivate. Because Playboy Playmates are HOT. They are the sexiest women alive. I have never seen such perfect bodies, such perfect boobs, such beautiful faces, such tight asses, such flat stomachs, such gorgeous hair, such sexy poses and such damn sexiness period!