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anyone remember Gidget?

fabricholic | Posted in Gather For A Chat on

This has nothing to do with fashion or sewing, except for the swim suits being a hoot, but do you remember the Gidget movies? I saw on MSN one day about the real “Gidget”. She had a book, written by her father, and I bought it through Amazon. I guess I am a Gidget collector. I have a couple of movies and, now, her book.



  1. jatman | | #1

    Are you a Sandra Dee or a Sally Fields Gidget fan?  I have to admit that I only vaguely remember the Sally Fields version (I looked up the other one!).  I didn't realize it was from a book.  I bet the book is a good, light summer read!


    1. Cherrypops | | #2

      I grew up watching re-runs of Sally Field Gidget and then found the Sandra Dee Movies. Apparantly seven actresses played Gidget.

      The fashions were great. Loved the swimsuits..think my mum wore similar at the Gold Coast Queensland in the 50's/60's.

      1. fabricholic | | #7

        Hi Cherrypops,

        Do you have a list of all the Gidgets? 

        1. Cherrypops | | #9


          This is a good site with links to other pages.


          Another brief article about The Real Gidget which may interest you:


          Lovely photos of Sandra Dee and some with her Son Dodd. Info on Bobby Darin too. You could spend hours reading and looking at all this.




          1. fabricholic | | #11

            Thanks, I will look at this about the real Gidget. I have already seen the stuff about Sandra Dee.

    2. Ralphetta | | #3

      If I remember correctly the book wasn' t as upbeat as the movies/TV.  It's been a long, long time, so I could be wrong.

      1. Tatsy | | #4

        Didn't Debbie Reynolds do the very first ones? Or was that some other ingenue role?

        1. Cherrypops | | #5

          Deborah Walley played Gidget

          Debbie Reynolds was Tammy in "Tammy and The Bachelor " Movies. As was Sandra Dee. "Tammy and the Doctor" "Tammy tell me true"

          Loved those dresses too.





    3. fabricholic | | #6

      I am a Sandra Dee fan, mostly.  I have the movie Gidget Goes Hawaiian and I can't remember the Gidget in that one, but she is good, also.  I am about to read the book. 

      1. jatman | | #8

        I'm not sure where everyone else gets their info about movies but whenever I have a question about who was in what movie I go to Internet Movie Database (IMDb):


        There are titles at the top that are movies and if you page down there are a few more that are TV movies, etc.



        1. fabricholic | | #10

          Thanks, JT. I will look at this.

  2. cycler1729 | | #12

    I saw them all - back then!  And I came across this yesterday


    Look down the page for Gidget - they've got the complete episodes.

    1. MaryinColorado | | #13

      I remember all too well, I acquired the nickname for years!  I loved the movies.  Mary

      1. fabricholic | | #15

        O.k. Gidget. I can see that. Did you end up marrying Moondoggie?Marcy

        1. MaryinColorado | | #16

          Moondoggie surfed off into the sunset with Barbie!  But, if I was to join matchmakers.com, that would be a good line....."Gidget" grew up and is ready for "Moondoggie"  "I like pina coladas, and gettin caught in the rain".....remember that song?  lol

          1. fabricholic | | #17

            Moondoggie was a cutie pie. Yes, I remember that song and she ended up with her own husband.

          2. Linda03052 | | #18

            I wanted to comment on how GREAT Sally Fields looks on those commercials she's been doing!  My goal is to look as good at 60 as she does!  LOL!


          3. fabricholic | | #19

            I know. I was just thinking about Gidget having Osteoparosis. I remember when she was just ninety pounds. Reading the teen magazines, you could find out all of their stats. She probably doesn't weigh much more than that now. She still has those plump little cheeks. I wonder if they are implants?

          4. woodruff | | #20

            I kind of think the cheekbones are natural. Here's a pic from the Gidget days:http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://i.imdb.com/Photos/Mptv/1070/0603_0003.jpg&imgrefurl=http://us.imdb.com/gallery/mptv/1070/Mptv/1070/0603_0003.jpg.html%3Fhint%3Dtt0058806&h=450&w=335&sz=32&hl=en&start=2&sig2=m0FwDaMufoGuiyfCdwZmQg&tbnid=PnKa4xNPdWjBtM:&tbnh=127&tbnw=95&ei=PpvgRpSYBaWQggOev9XmBw&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dsally%2Bfields%26gbv%3D2%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DGIn plastic surgery discussions, I''ve read that facial aging in men and women is governed to a huge extent by the bony structure of the cheekbones. A substantial malar prominence seems to keep the skin nicely supported there. Conversely, thin or insubstantial cheekbones don't bode well for aging. Compare Sally Fields in youth or age with John Hurt, for example:http://images.google.com/images?client=firefox-a&channel=s&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&hl=en&q=john+hurt&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2

          5. Linda03052 | | #21

            She doesn't look as though she's aged almost at all!  Amazing!

            Linda 03052

          6. fabricholic | | #22

            I went to that t.v. link last night and watched the Gidget that had her meet a surf bum at the beach, which turns out to be her math teacher. I can't believe how much everything seemed so familiar. I remember the suit she wore and those little yellow pajamas. I think the date on this is wrong. It said 1959 and I was 3 or 4 years old at that time. She is only 9 years older than me and she portrayed a 15 year old in the show. I wouldn't have remember so much in the fifties. I believe it was in the sixties.Marcy

          7. cycler1729 | | #23

            I think that the year is wrong also.  The movie was probably in 1959 but the show was definitely in the 1960s.  I remember those bathing suits, too.  What were we thinking?!

    2. fabricholic | | #14

      I was talking about the old movies, but this is great. I didn't know you could watch all of these old shows on a computer. Thank you so much. Marcy

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