Scoop's note to
members: you can download all of Brainscan's clips,
caps and collages with a single click in this .zip file.
All of Me
All of Me (1963) is a nudist camp video with
the slimmest of plots. One
long black and white clip shows the nudist folk
frolicking, with the most annoying voice-over
ever. Alice Dunham is pictured below.
A set of other clips shows some gals interviewed in
living color, one of whom was Alice Denham again (film
There are two others interviewed in All of Me who
someone might recognize but I did not.
No big deal here except one of the women filmed in
color is Brenda Denaut (film
And I know you are thinking, so what? Well,
Brenda is the mom of Rosanna and Patricia Arquette,
and she looks so much like Rosanna in so many ways you
cannot help but be impressed.
One of the nudist gals up above, in both the
color and B&W sections, is Alice Denham, former
Hefmate from 1956 or so. Let us just say the
years were not good to her, so I sent along a collage
of her in an earlier movie, Twilight Girls (1957).
The same movie has Georgina Spelvin in the years
before she became a pornstar.
Olga's House of Shame
Brenda Denaut (Arquette) did a couple other
movies, one of which is Olga's House of Shame (1964);
this is not my cup of tea, but what are supposed to be
whip burns are so comically obvious as cheap special
effects I laughed my way through this
Susan Small is the woman who joins
Brenda tied to a tree ...
but if you look at the first of Brenda's collages and
the beginning of the clip you will see Susan standing
in the background with her hands on her hips.
This was one stellar but unintentional comedy.
Additional notes by Scoop
Alice Denham has an amazing resume. On the surface,
she's a former Playmate who ended up in no-budget
B&W exploitation films, so you'd think she was
probably a total bimbo.
Boy, would you think wrong.
She was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of
North Carolina (BA in journalism, 1949) and earned her
masters from the University of Rochester in a year
with a thesis on the plays of T.S. Eliot.
Playboy reprinted her short story, "The Deal," in her
centerfold issue, making her the first Playmate to
have authored a fiction piece that appeared in her
same issue. (July, 1956).
When she finished her career in exploitation crap, she
wrote a tell-all book which was received quite well.
Titled "Sleeping With Bad Boys" it was her account of
sexy shenanigans with James Dean, Philip Roth, Hugh
Hefner and others. “Manhattan was a river of men
flowing past my door, and when I was thirsty, I
drank.” She counted as friends such literary
luminaries as Norman Mailer and the famous writers of
the 1950's beat generation.
She went on to write several more books, and was an
adjunct professor of English in the City University of
She was known so well in New York literary circles
that the N.Y. Times honored her with
a lengthy obituary.