Girl in Gold Boots
1969 Jody Daniel
Teaser Storyline for Girl in the Gold Boots
BUZ NICHOLS, volatile, tough young hood, is driving cross country to see his sister JOANIE, lead dancer in a swinging Hollywood Go-Go nightclub. He meets MICHELE CASEY, who has ambitions of becoming a dancer, at a roadside cafe which her drunken father owns. She accepts Buz's offer of a ride and an introduction to his sister, in exchange for relief driving. They have an encounter with two members of a motorcycle gang, escape, and pick up a hitchhiker, CRITTER JONES, happy-go- lucky guitar-playing wanderer and his broken- down motorcycle. The trio, cycle in tow, proceed on their journey.
A delicate love triangle takes form, with definite appeal on the part of the young men towards Michele, and she, for both of them. Their first view of the ocean results in a frolic in the surf, a wild ride on a beach dune-buggy, and open conflict between the two men over the girl.
In Hollywood, Buz introduces the others to his sister and Joanie
promises Michele an audition for a job with LEO McCABE, owner of the nightclub. He is impressed and attracted by Michele's dancing ability and beauty. She starts work immediately and Critter, feeling responsible for Michele in these new surroundings, accepts a job as janitor. McCabe actually deals in drugs and Buz is promptly initiated into this end of the business.
HARRY BLATZ, elderly hoodlum, contacts McCabe with information that the county jail is holding a hundred thousand dollars worth of drugs in a cell, pending an investigation. Blatz, a genius with skeleton keys and habitual guest of the jail, can easily get in and obtain the drugs. What is needed is an accomplice to make the getaway and Buz takes on this job.
Meanwhile, Michele has become an overnight success and now McCabe, tiring of a neurotic and addicted Joanie, makes a play for her. Michele, however, has fallen in love with Critter, who has, by now, found out about McCabe's drug activities. They quarrel when Critter tries to persuade her to leave, telling her about McCabe'.s drug dealings and the fact that he, himself, is a draft dodger.
Buz and Harry Blatz succeed in their robbery at the county jail. Buz kills the old man and later boasts of this to McCabe and Marty, bouncer at the club. This conversation is overheard by both Critter and Michele. Not wanting to become involved, Critter insists on the girl leaving with him. McCabe, Buz and Marty bar their way and in the ensuing bloody battle, Critter manages to overcome all three and calls the police.
Turning their backs on Hollywood, Critter and his new bride resort to hitch-hiking in an effort to report back to his induction center in time, Critter sings happily to Michele as they are driven off into the distance, with the inevitable ever-present broken-down motorcycle in tow.
Scratch the surface of any success story and the words, hard work, dedication and talent are certain to be found.
In the case of lovely, delectable Leslie McRae, who is 'the girl' in Ted V. Mikels' tune filled musical drama, Girl in Gold Boots thirty other factors have to be taken into consideration. And perhaps, a number of other items, as well.
Thirty (repeat . . . thirty) is the magic number of beauty titles, the 5 ft. 6½ in. luscious, blue-green eyed, dark-brown haired beauty has to her credit. Plus, six years acting, singing and dancing experience, chalked up to her account on the assets side of her balance sheet, to add to the score.
Born in Casper, Wyoming, the Girl in Gold Boots gal last won the Miss International Bikini title of 1967, which qualified her for some of the brief dancing costumes she sports in the new film.
As Miss All Nation, she accompanied Miss Universe of 1964 on her travels throughout the world the following year; visiting Japan, Hong Kong and Manila, where she appeared at the Araneta Stadium. Incidentally, she holds a warm spot in her heart for the people of the Philippines, who proved overwhelmingly hospitable to the up and coming film star.
The Girl in Gold Boots also counts, among other items to her credit and achievements, the art of painting in oils. As a matter of fact, some of her work in this field commands a respectable price, the lowest ranging in the neighborhood of five hundred dollars per painting. She also dabs in murals, but here the price may skyrocket. After all, if you compete in this area for her services, against that of the acting profession and are liable to get Miss Bikini of 1967 up on that ladder working on your wall, the price goes up. Together with the view from your angle.
Acting credits? At least ten features, including such hits as "Valley Of The Dolls," "A Rough Night in Jericho" (with Dean Martin), "Guide To A Married Man" and so on, including a romp with "Batman" in his feature release. For TV, she has appeared in "Kismet" for ABC, "Batman" again on the small screen and "The Man From Uncle" for good measure. She has also done innumerable commercials, plus stage work, "White Cargo" and "Passing Of The Third Floor Back" in which she had the leads, together with songs and dances in the musically s tag e d "Can Can".
For any star struck, young aspiring actress in the world today who may have her sights set on Hollywood and the ultimate goal of stardom, she need only follow Leslie McRae's example. Hard work, dedication and talent. Plus those thirty beauty titles!