Friday, May 20, 2016

Time and chance happeneth to them all

An Interview With Jan Smithers, Newsweek Teen Cover Star in 1966

9 comments:

Todd Mason said...

And the heartthrob of WKRP...

Bill Crider said...

Her career took an odd path, but she seems happy with it all.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Not to put too fine a point on it (so to speak), but she was HOT!

She made Loni Anderson look (even more) plastic.

Deb said...

There was a similar cover story in Time magazine which featured Joyce Maynard on the cover--and that was how J.D. Salinger saw her and got in touch with her.

Mike Stamm said...

Yep. She was much more beautiful (and less daunting) than Loni Anderson, and the most beautiful girl on WKRP.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I was trying to find the story about her naked car ride, but sadly there were no pictures.

Anonymous said...

Didn't we have this same conversation in Dapa-EM? Though I remember no discussion about a naked car ride. Let me know if the pictures ever show up.

sas

Bill Crider said...

You will be the first to know. I suppose you've been reading about Susan Sarandon's interest in directing porn films.

Anonymous said...

Oh, yes. I'm still trying to recover from learning that she took stripper lessons with her daughter, when said daughter was on Californication.