The above photo, taken by Earl Leaf, shows four GAZZARRI DANCERS on the set during a rehearsal break. In the front is DALE, and MIMI is behind her on the left. In the back, on the left, isJACQUI, and DeANN is on the right.
This interesting above photo shows six GAZZARRI DANCERSon the set rehearsing for an early episode of the show. We are trying to determine just what episode this is from.
DeANNis on the left and MIMIon the right. The dancer in the middle is unknown. This is the first we have seen of her and we can only surmise that she was around for a period between episode # 10 and episode # 14. That makes her a "mystery dancer" on this website. Seated in the background is JACQUIwith her hair tied back. The other two dancers behind her are also unknown. The brunette in the right background could be short-term dancer JOANNA HILL (see our short-term page).
The photo below is from the same rehearsal and shows JACQUI reading paperwork while our two unidentified dancers watch her. This was JACQUI'S first job as a choreographer in her long career.
This great photo shows six GAZZARRI DANCERS on the main dancing platform. The dancer on the far left is probably MIMI (or JUNE). Directly to her right is DALE followed by DeANN. Next to DeANN is JACQUI. The two dancers on the far right are unidentified at this time.
The lower lighting levels used on this show are clearly evident here. Compare this darker set to that of one of the competing shows. It was producer AL BURTON'S idea to use movie lights instead of the usual TV floodlights.
This photo from episode # 19 shows a main dancing platform lineup (left to right) of LUCILLE, ROBERTA, DeANN, DALE, and MIMI. KHJ-TV was channel 9 in southern California.
This photo from April 18, 1965 shows DALE and her HPS friend Valerie Romero on a double date with English singer Ian Whitcomb and his brother Robin Whitcomb. It was taken in the studio of Margo Vann, DALE'S mother, who was a professional photographer. In the background you can faintly make out other photos taken of DALE. Ian and DALE are on the left;Robinand his date on the right.
Ian was in the States promoting his new record, "This Sporting Life", and made his first appearance on HOLLYWOOD A GO-GO only a few days before the photo was taken. DALE was 17 at the time and had only been a GAZZARRI DANCER for a short while.
The rare photo above is from episode # 6 of the show. This dates it from late January 1965. MIMI, DeANN, and JACQUI are easily identifiable as the second, third, and fourth dancers from the right. The other three dancers remain unidentified. We think that the dancers on the far left and far right might be twins. Details from these early episodes are sketchy.
This photo, taken on the HOLLYWOOD A GO-GO set, shows DALE VANN in the lower row on the left and DeANN MOLLNER in the middle. The upper row (from left to right): JUNE WILSON, ROBERTATENNES, OSCAR WILLIAMS, LUCILLE WILLS, MIMI MACHU.
The photograph above was taken by famed photographer Earl Leafin his Los Angeles home most likely in 1965. It shows two of the regular GAZZARRI DANCERS who were on many of the episodes of HOLLYWOOD A GO-GO. Standing on the left is JUNE (WILSON) FAIRCHILD and seated on the right is DALE VANN. The painting directly behind DALE is of Earl.
Another photo of JUNE and DALEmost likely taken in December 1969. This would have been almost four years since the end of HOLLYWOOD A GO-GO and the girls were still close friends. The little guy in the middle is DALE'S son Alfie (Jasen Strong). When asked about her leather outfit, JUNE recalls that it was red. The photographer was Earl Leaf.
Friends both on the HOLLYWOOD A GO-GO set, as well as off, MIMI (left) and JUNE (right) dance it up (photo above) at The Trip nightclub sometime in 1966 after the show ceased production. The band playing in the background is The Grassroots.
In another photo (below) taken at The Trip in 1965 we can see DeANN dancing directly in front of the stage. On stage are the Byrds with Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, and Michael Clarke visible. The Byrds made several appearances on HOLLYWOOD A GO-GO.
This great photo was taken in June 1963, a full 18 months before the debut of HOLLYWOOD A GO-GO, and shows future GAZZARRI DANCERS MARIA POGEE (left) and JACQUI LANDRUM (right). Also in the photo is Larry Maldonado, who was one of the great choreographers from the 1950's and 1960's. JACQUI (who was still JACKIE LEVY at this time) had just been hired by Larry, and she was on her way to Camden, NJ for her first dancing job along with MARIA. The two dancers remained lifelong friends and it was JACQUI who brought in MARIA to fill in for MIMI MACHU, who had broken her ankle in early autumn 1965. Sharp-eyed readers might notice the alternate spelling, POHJI, of MARIA'S last name.
This photo on the left shows (from front to back) GAZZARRI DANCERS JUNE, GWEN, MIMI, and DeANNlifting the spirits of some of our Vietnam-era servicemen. JUNEremembers that the other three dancers and herself were sent to a military base in California to be part of a show in 1965. The stars of this show to entertain the troops were the Everly Brothers, Joey Paige, and the GAZZARRIladies.
At the same show as shown in the previous photo this lucky soldier has managed to corral the attention of both MIMI (left) and JUNE (right).
The above photo was a promotional shot used in many markets to advertise the show. We see SAM in the middle, with DeANNon the right, and SHELLEYon the left. Also appearing in the photo is MIMI.
It was most likely staged on a taping Saturday in the studio.
This photo appeared as the cover on the November 28, 1965 issue of the HERALD AMERICAN TV Guide. Now known as the "turkey trot" photo, because it appeared as an ad for the show just after Thanksgiving, it shows four GAZZARRI DANCERS. In the back DeANN is on the left and JACQUIon the right. The front row has JUNEon the left and MARIAPOGEEon the right.