FOFA #2321 – Hollywood’s Disposable Beefcake

Nov 5, 2018 · 2120 views
Hollywood’s camp films disposable beefcake, from left to right: Peter Hinwood as Rocky in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" (1975), David Gurian as Harris Ellsworth in "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls” (1970) Dennis Busch as The Vegetable in "Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!" (1965), and Roger Herren as Rusty Godowski in "Myra Breckenridge" (1970). Photo of Peaches Christ: Jose A Guzman Colon.

Hollywood’s camp films disposable beefcake, from left to right: Peter Hinwood as Rocky in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” (1975), David Gurian as Harris Ellsworth in “Beyond the Valley of the Dolls” (1970) Dennis Busch as The Vegetable in “Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!” (1965), and Roger Herren as Rusty Godowski in “Myra Breckenridge” (1970). Photo of Peaches Christ: Jose A Guzman Colon.

Never mind whatever happened to Fay Wray, whatever happened to Rocky from Rocky Horror? Here’s a classic podcast episode where we take a look at the beautiful men from Hollywood time forgot with Peaches Christ. Enjoy!

We love the wild women, outrageous plots and insanely hot hunks from these campy films from the 60s and 70s: Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Myra Breckinridge and Beyond the Valley of the Dolls.

Despite the success of these movies as camp classics, after their release, these Hollywood hunks disappeared. Even today, they don’t have much of a social media profile to celebrate their past glory.

What happened to them?

He wasn't hired for his dance moves. Peter Hinwood as Rocky in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show."

He wasn’t hired for his dance moves. Peter Hinwood as Rocky in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

What was it about being a Hollywood hunk that made these men run away screaming from show business?

Today we’re joined by Peaches Christ, who for the past two decades has been thinking about and parodying many of these campy films in her wildly successful film showcase Midnight Mass.

Listen as we talk about the lives of these Hollywood hunks and why they may have deleted themselves from show business and the phonebook for good.

Why being a movie star isn’t as glamorous as it seems.

Peter Hinwood had a couple of small parts in films following his performance in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show, but quit acting shortly after. He is now an antiques dealer in London, and enjoys a quiet, peaceful life. He’s rarely photographed. Here’s a photo spread of his antiques and living room from a magazine in the 1990s.

Peter Hinwood had a couple of small parts in films following his performance in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show, but quit acting shortly after. He is now an antiques dealer in London, and enjoys a quiet, peaceful life. He’s rarely photographed. Here’s a photo spread of his antiques and living room from a magazine in the 1990s.

David Gurian in 1966, shortly before his final film role in "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls." Here David Gurian transforms for the title role in Rumplestilskin for California State University’s Tenth Annual Teenage Drama Workshop season. --source

David Gurian in 1966, shortly before his final film role in “Beyond the Valley of the Dolls.” Here David Gurian transforms for the title role in Rumplestilskin for California State University’s Tenth Annual Teenage Drama Workshop season. –source

Actor and physique model Dennis Busch, who played The Vegetable in “Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!” is alive and well today, here at a panel with late Tura Satana. —source

Actor and physique model Dennis Busch, who played The Vegetable in “Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!” is alive and well today, here at a panel with late Tura Satana. —source

Roger Herren as Rusty Godowski with Raquel Welch in "Myra Breckenridge” (1970). He later appeared in 1972 as “the guy in the tank top” in an episode of the TV drama “Emergency!” He died in 2004, but was active in helping organize piano concerts at the Santa Barbara Music Club.

Roger Herren as Rusty Godowski with Raquel Welch in “Myra Breckenridge” (1970). He later appeared in 1972 as “the guy in the tank top” in an episode of the TV drama “Emergency!” He died in 2004, but was active in helping organize piano concerts at the Santa Barbara Music Club.

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