Category Archives: Shelly Winters

Bombshells & Bombs

Bombshells and bombs...

Carroll Baker replaced this iconic Hollywood actress as Treasure in Las Flores del Vicio.  Shelly Winters was fired after falsely phoning in her measurements, and not being able to fit in to the wardrobe for the part.  My mom, Georgann Rea, another species of bombshell altogether was in Spain for the shoot.  Carroll Baker sings one of her songs as she dies in a fountain.  It’s hard to say which was more debauched, the shoot or the film.


One minute and 45 seconds of LAS FLORES DEL VICIO, and believe me, that’s enough.

Mother ran off to Spain with her pals Win Wells (here in the blue and white shirt, and heavy eyeliner) and Silvio Narizzano (Director of “Georgy Girl”), to write songs for the movie. Carroll Baker sings one while she drowns in a fountain during a wild party. Dennis Hopper also starred. 

Oh, and quiz for the day: Who was originally cast in the Carroll Baker role but fired when she arrived in Spain too big to fit any of her costumes?