NEW WORLD PICTURES MONTH: Cover Girl Models (1975)

One of the last movies New World Pictures made in the Philippines — due to rising costs — this was directed by Cirio H. Santiago and written by Howard R. Cohen. Outside of Hollywood Boulevard, it’s also the last of the New World occupation movies.

Barbara (Pat Anderson, Summer School Teachers), Claire (Lindsay Bloom, The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood) and Mandy (Tara Strohmeier, Van Nuys Blvd.) are, well, cover girl models flying from Los Angeles to Hong Kong for a photo shoot. As always, the three girls each get an adventure: Barbara finds a microfilm that several spies are looking for, Claire wants to be in a movie and Mandy falls for a photographer.

If you know me, you know that I wish this movie had been about fashion editor Diane (Mary Woronov), who only makes an appearance in the first few minutes. But hey! Vic Diaz shows up as a bad guy. This didn’t really get a big release in 1975, but a year later — and a time when Charlie’s Angels was big deal — it came back out.

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