Bad Movie Logo
"A website to the detriment of good film"
Custom Search
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
June 19, 2018, 07:17:20 PM
598956 Posts in 46199 Topics by 6138 Members
Latest Member: GabrieleFi Forum  |  Movies  |  Press Releases and Film News  |  Donna Douglas Sues Mattel Over Elly May Barbie « previous next »
Pages: [1]
Author Topic: Donna Douglas Sues Mattel Over Elly May Barbie  (Read 1473 times)
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema

Karma: 809
Posts: 4465

« on: May 06, 2011, 08:21:50 AM »

I've always been a fan of Douglas and wish her luck. I like how the article sees fit to reprint all the lyrics to The Ballad of Jed Clampett.

Donna Douglas could whup any city lawyer and she shot Elvis in FRANKIE AND JOHNNY - so Mattel better give her what she wants.

Or she could make them listen to that ear-bending gospel album she was pushing on infomercials a few years ago...

« Last Edit: May 06, 2011, 08:46:25 AM by Raffine » Logged

If you're an Andy Milligan fan there's no hope for you.
Global Moderator
B-Movie Kraken

Karma: 1402
Posts: 11156

« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2011, 09:08:47 AM »

Mattel is probably within their rights to use the character, but seeing as they're making a doll in Douglas' image, and using her picture on the package, it would have been a courtesy to talk to her about it ahead of time, and I do think it would be nice if she got some compensation. It is her likeness, after all, and her performance that defined such an enduring character. It's only fair. But that's a big corporation - take care of all their legal obligations and nothing more. She'll get something, but only because it's cheaper than fighting her in court.

"Join me in the abyss of savings."
Pages: [1] Forum  |  Movies  |  Press Releases and Film News  |  Donna Douglas Sues Mattel Over Elly May Barbie « previous next »
    Jump to:  

    RSS Feed Subscribe Subscribe by RSS
    Email Subscribe Subscribe by Email

    Popular Articles
    How To Find A Bad Movie

    The Champions of Justice

    Plan 9 from Outer Space

    Manos, The Hands of Fate

    Podcast: Todd the Convenience Store Clerk

    Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

    Dragonball: The Magic Begins

    Cool As Ice

    The Educational Archives: Driver's Ed

    Godzilla vs. Monster Zero

    Do you have a zombie plan?

    ImageThe Giant Claw - Slime drop

    Earth is visited by a GIANT ANTIMATTER SPACE BUZZARD! Gawk at the amazingly bad bird puppet, or chuckle over the silly dialog. This is one of the greatest b-movies ever made.

    Lesson Learned:
    • Osmosis: os·mo·sis (oz-mo'sis, os-) n., 1. When a bird eats something.

    Subscribe to and get updates by email:

    HOME B-Movie Reviews Reader Reviews Forum Interviews TV Shows Advertising Information Sideshows Links Contact is owned and operated by Andrew Borntreger. All original content is © 1998 - 2014 by its respective author(s). Image, video, and audio files are used in accordance with the Fair Use Law, and are property of the film copyright holders. You may freely link to any page (.html or .php) on this website, but reproduction in any other form must be authorized by the copyright holder.