The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington (1977) is a
cinematic time capsule. Think of an actor or actress who you saw
every week on television in the 70's but whose name you just cannot
remember. He or she is in this movie. The guy who played Darrin
Stevens's boss on Bewitched (both Darrins, same boss)? He's in it.
The frenetic corporal on F Troop? In it. George Hamilton? Wait, his
name we remembered. But he's in it, anyway. Billy Frickin' Barty is
in it.... as a mafia don... whose henchmen pick him up so he can be
at eye level with those to whom he speaks. Anyone who was almost
someone but didn't have that little something extra made it into
this second installment of the Happy Hooker series.
Other members of the marvelous
cast include Uncle Martin from My Favorite Martian, Gunther
"Ooh-Ooh" Toody from Car 54, Odd Job from Goldfinger, Rip Taylor
from The $1.98 Beauty Show, and Phil Foster and Jack Carter, who
were required to be on TV every minute in the 70s. They were to
70s TV as Eric Roberts is to low budget movies.
Oh, that got me sidetracked. I
foolishly decided to research my analogy. Roberts actually
peaked in 2000, and is now slowing to a crawl.
Eric Roberts IMDB credits per
- 1998 7
- 1999 9
- 2000 14
- 2001 12
- 2002 8
- 2003 6
Even the babes who give up some goodies you might
recognize from other places... in which they gave up some goodies.
- Point 1: Joey Heatherton takes over from Lynn
Redgrave as Xaviera Hollander. The plot goes that she has become
the respectable queen of style in the Western world. And one of
her proteges has gone missing from her job in Washington, D.C. So
she travels to testify about something or other and winds up
telling stories about her other employees. And yada, yada, yada.
You'll recognize Joey because she gave up upper goodies in
Bluebeard, but here she wears dresses with plunging necklines,
- Point 2: Two of Xaviera's girls... including
the one who has gone missing... are played by former Hefmates.
They are Miss May for 1973, Bonnie Large, and for 1974, Pamela
Zinszer. They show hooters only, but you should enjoy the view
because so far as I can tell this was the only movie in which
either appeared, much less revealed anything interesting.
- Point 3: Raven Delacroix, a staple of 70's
nudie movies, has a short, uncredited part. Louisa Moritz, another
frequently nekkid babe, has an equally short but credited role.
Both show boobs and bum
- Points 4: Cissie Cameron-Colpitts, Dawn Clark
and Marilyn Joi provide the bulk of the exposure. Cissie was
topless in Billy Jack, that iconic movie of the early 70's, Dawn
was tres nekkid in Hollywood Knights and Marilyn Joi disrobed in
movies ranging from one of the Ilsa, Wicked Somebody from
Somewhere series to Cheerleader's Wild Weekend. You'd never guess
the names, but you might recognize the... uh, faces.
- Point 5: Okay, this is a tough one. Linda
Gildersleeve shows up, disrobes and proceeds to sport hump on the
lunch counter of her local diner. You do not want to know why.
Linda, if you recall, was nekkid about half the time in Sun
Bunnies and went topless in Cinderella.