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Post by Emiliano » 18/04/2021, 21:08

Johan Melle wrote:
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Now that the "Old Little Man" has been revealed to be Craig Kelly, he can be moved to the identified actors. But with all the new early roles now found, not to mention many of the old pics in need of upgrading, I'm thinking maybe it's just as well to remove the old topic and I can make a new one for him from scratch. If you think it's OK.
Wow! I didn't know he was recognized! Yes it is better as you say. Please tell me when can I permanently remove the topic.

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Post by Johan Melle » 18/04/2021, 21:10

Emiliano wrote:
18/04/2021, 21:08
Johan Melle wrote:
18/04/2021, 21:04
Now that the "Old Little Man" has been revealed to be Craig Kelly, he can be moved to the identified actors. But with all the new early roles now found, not to mention many of the old pics in need of upgrading, I'm thinking maybe it's just as well to remove the old topic and I can make a new one for him from scratch. If you think it's OK.
Wow! I didn't know he was recognized! Yes it is better as you say. Please tell me when can I permanently remove the topic.
You can do it now if you want, as I have saved all the informations I need, and then I'll start the new topic a little later this evening.

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Post by PeplumParadise » 20/04/2021, 22:37

I don't want to completely rewrite your biography, but there are a lot of mistakes in the English, particularly getting the sex incorrect and some parts that make no sense in the translation. I have put the incorrect parts in small with brackets and my corrections in purple. I leave it as your decision if you want to use the corrections.


Camille Keaton was born on July 20th, 1950 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas (United States). She is second (or third) cousin of the American silent movie(s) star Buster Keaton - whom she (has) never met, not a (grandson) granddaughter or great (grandson) granddaughter as many sources report.

Her vocation as an actress (was born) began at the age of 6/7, when she had to move, together with her family, from Arkansas to Georgia(;). (h)Her parents forced her to get rid of her beloved paper dolls, with which she spent many hours playing, and that's where she reali(zes)sed that she want(s)ed to turn all that fantasy into something concrete, not just leaving it behind her. So, also for the pleasure of learning a new language, she moved to Italy in 1971, initially living with an uncle.

Having (H)hired a film agent, she takes part in several carousels (for "Algida", "Baci Perugina", a company of bras and another of bags) and takes some photographs that are submitted (to) for the attention of director Franco Zeffirelli, intent on (forming) joining the cast of the film Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972). Receiving no calls, she continues to work as an extra (in Sette orchidee macchiate di rosso, Un posto ideale per uccidere, Blindman) and also as a double for actress Ewa Aulin.

The opportunity (to emerge from her) for her to emerge comes thanks to the director Massimo Dallamano, who, visiting Zeffirelli's studio, notices her photos and is favorably impressed, deciding to cast her for his film Cosa avete fatto a Solange? (1972).

Even if the interpretation of that little character without lines is (all in all) simple, she (the actress) is (still) forced to improvise (the profession) on the set in order to learn the art of acting, having never followed any acting course. The director himself supports her during the filming( of her), until he takes her with him to her film premiere, held in Bologna.

She (G)gained unexpected popularity thanks to the success of the film(,). (a)A few months later she (immediately )starred in the erotic film Decameron No. 2 - Le altre novelle del Boccaccio" by Mino Guerrini, an episodic film born in the wake of the media hype aroused by Pasolini with Il Decameron (1971). It is quite faithful to the short stories from which it draws inspiration.

Also in 1972, she becomes the co-star of the "psychedelic" horror Estratto dagli archivi segreti della polizia di una capitale europea by Riccardo Freda. It was a (A) film with a problematic (course:) production, disowned by the director( himself), who abandoned (shoot) filming (even) halfway through the shoot and was therefore patchy(,) and discontinuous, but which does not skimp on well-made splatter effects and has decidedly weird moments, so it still enjoys a certain fame by the passionate public. Among the performers(,) is the Iberian actor Tony Isbert, (of) with whom the actress (is the victim of) has a brief infatuation.

The nude scenes (of her) certainly do not scare her or make her uncomfortable and in fact she is (not long in) soon also appearing (also) in the famous Italian magazine for men Playmen, as playmate of the month of November 1972, returning on the cover also in '74.

In 1973 she participated in the film Il gatto di Brooklyn aspirante detective, by Oscar Brazzi, a gothic-investigative comedy aimed at an (infatine) infantile audience, but shot by a director accustomed to completely different genres: with a minimal budget, a performer (Franco Franchi) without inspiration, and a (shoulder) (I am not sure what you mean here but "shoulder" makes no sense in English) (Luigi Pistilli) clearly out of place, the actress wanders a bit bewildered on the scene, limiting herself to witnessing the events.

This is also the year of the rambling erotic thriller Il sesso della strega by Angelo Pannacciò, a work vaguely inspired by the novel "Ten little indians" by Agatha Christie. Wide erotic parentheses, very slow rhythm, approximate acting and script, go hand in hand here, relegating the film only to (the only) lovers of trash. Even in this work the actress does not do much, but is committed in her small way, trying to give a certain veracity to her character, using (taking advantage of) the (working) breaks in production to take advantage of a horse riding school that is located near the set, in Sermoneta (Latina).

The following year she is the (absolute) main protagonist of the psychological-thriller Madeleine, anatomia di un incubo (1974) by Roberto Mauri, a director who tries to enhance it, succeeding in part where others had failed, with an atypical thriller, the production of which the actress (it) will keep as a tender and affectionate memory.

Feeling homesick or perhaps simply dissatisfied with career prospects or low wages, she decides to change her life by returning to the United States. Here she meets the debut director Meir Zarchi (born in 1937), who directs her as the protagonist of his next film (her work before her): Non violentate Jennifer (1978). The film, considered as the apologue of the most extreme feminist cinema and cleverly re-titled "Day of the Woman", quickly becomes a small cinematographic phenomenon, for whose interpretation the actress receives several awards, including one at the Sitges Festival '78 (Spain).

Following her marriage to Zarchi in '79, she chooses to leave the scene for over a decade.

She returns in front of the camera in 1993, in a sort of sequel to her (latest) biggest success, entitled: I spit on your grave 2: Savage Vengeance (vengeange), using the pseudonym of Vickie Kehl, but both director and film are wrong.

After another decade, (it) she reappears in the thriller by Gionata Zarantonello, The Butterfly Room - La stanza delle farlalle (2003), a film with a nostalgic flavor that brings together other (glories) stars of past horror cinema, such as Barbara Steele ("La maschera del Demonio") and Heather Langenkamp ("Nightmare on Elm Street").

The last (proof) appearance of her as an actress was recorded in 2018, in the indie feature film Cry for the bad man by Sam Farmer.

Divorced from Zarchi in 82, from 1993 to 2005 she was the fourth wife of the film producer Sidney Luft. After returning to her homeland, she lived for a short time in New York, then she moved to Los Angeles. Now she resides in Florida and participates in conventions and film events to the delight of fans.
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Post by Johan Melle » 20/04/2021, 23:06

Speaking of Camille Keaton and her early uncredited work, isn't this her we see in this pic from Un uomo dalla pelle dura (1972) posted by Nick?
Uomo Dalla Pelle Dura.jpg

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Post by Emiliano » 21/04/2021, 8:54

PeplumParadise wrote:
20/04/2021, 22:37
I don't want to completely rewrite your biography, but there are a lot of mistakes in the English, particularly getting the sex incorrect and some parts that make no sense in the translation. I have put the incorrect parts in small with brackets and my corrections in purple. I leave it as your decision if you want to use the corrections....
Thank you very much, I really appreciate your help!

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Re: Admin tasks

Post by Emiliano » 21/04/2021, 8:54

Johan Melle wrote:
20/04/2021, 23:06
Speaking of Camille Keaton and her early uncredited work, isn't this her we see in this pic from Un uomo dalla pelle dura (1972) posted by Nick?
Uomo Dalla Pelle Dura.jpg
Absolutely yes!! What's her role in this one?

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Re: Admin tasks

Post by Johan Melle » 21/04/2021, 20:37

Emiliano wrote:
21/04/2021, 8:54
Johan Melle wrote:
20/04/2021, 23:06
Speaking of Camille Keaton and her early uncredited work, isn't this her we see in this pic from Un uomo dalla pelle dura (1972) posted by Nick?
Uomo Dalla Pelle Dura.jpg
Absolutely yes!! What's her role in this one?
I think Nick is best qualified to answer that. I don't have a copy of the film myself.

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