Blast Off Girls
From The Grindhouse Cinema Database
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- Featured in': Extra Weird
- Released in 1967
- Running Time: 83 Min.
- Production Co: Creative Film Enterprises Inc.
- Distribution Co: Box Office Spectaculars (USA) (theatrical)
- Written and directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis
- Starring Dan Conway, Ray Sager, Tom Tyrell, Ron Liace, Dennis Hickey
- Produced by Alex Ameri, Herschell Gordon Lewis, Sidney J. Reich
- Original Music by Larry Wellington
- Film Editing by Richard Brinkman
- It's What's Happening, Baby!
Boojie Baker (Dan Conway) is a ruthless and greedy talent manager who "discovers" and then exploits unknown rock bands. His newest find is a band he renames The Big Blast. Most notable in Blast-Off Girls is a cameo appearance from real-life KFC founder Colonel Harland Sanders. Lewis was able to enlist Sanders for the film through his connections in his advertising firm. The scene was shot in a single day at the local Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in Wilmette, Illinois. Lewis recalled Sanders as being very difficult to work with for Sanders made a number of self-serving demands which included requesting multiple rehearsals, top-billing for the film, and wanting to direct the scene himself. (Wikipedia)