Here are some promotional pics of Meg Foster from two of her earliest cinematic triumphs, Thumb Tripping and Welcome to Arrow Beach. Both remain pieces of classy entertainment to those in the know and to admirers of the lovely Meg Foster. Typically seen more on the small screen, especially early in her career, the actress always made an impact when she graced the big screen.
Two images used to promote Thumb Tripping:
A pair of images to promote Welcome to Arrow Beach:
Previously, we took a look at Love's Savage Fury, a somewhat obscure 1979 TV movie set during the American Civil War. Well, here is another TV movie from the same year set in South Carolina during the same general time period. Charleston was actually a pilot for a proposed series and featured Delta Burke (in her first starring role), Lynne Moody (in between roles in the popular miniseries Roots and Roots: The Next Generations) and Patricia Pearcy (star of the horror film Squirm). Produced by the Robert Stigwood Organization and originally broadcast on NBC, Charleston didn't seem to make much of an impact. It was replayed on television throughout the 1980s but it never got a VHS release and has seemingly since been largely forgotten.
Lynne Moody got a bit of newspaper coverage in early 1979 because she was going to be reprising her role in the second Roots miniseries. However, even after being featured in the high-profile Roots and co-starring in TV movies like Charleston, the actress just couldn't find her way to the next level of success in the acting world.
Of course, Delta Burke was in Charleston too and here are two promotional images of the actress:
In 1979, Jennifer O'Neill starred in Love's Savage Fury, a TV movie set during the Civil War and based on a book by famed romance novelist Rosemary Rogers. It was the first television project for Jennifer O'Neill, an actress who had been starring in feature films since 1970. Produced by the prolific Aaron Spelling, Love's Savage Fury was originally to have starred one of Spelling's Charlie's Angels stars, Jaclyn Smith (who supposedly turned down the lead role after her proposal that her real-life husband co-star with her was rejected). Apparently, Dallas star Victoria Principal also turned down the lead in Love's Savage Fury before it was taken on by Jennifer O'Neill.
Love's Savage Fury is one of those forgotten Civil War epics that is not so well remembered today. When the TV movie originally aired on ABC in 1979, it was somewhat overshadowed by the original broadcast of the CBS miniseries Blind Ambition. Love's Savage Fury got replayed on television occasionally through the 1980s and did get a VHS in the mid-'80s, but the project still remains relatively obscure.