Gidget Goes to Rome Film Details
Overview: Gidget, in Rome for a holiday, misinterprets attention she receives from a famous journalist. Discovering he is “chaperoning” her at Dad’s request she resumes interest in her boyfriend. Based upon characters created by Frederick Kohner.
Review: Gidget, played by Cindy Carol was at our local drive in theater in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pa, during the fall/summer of 1963. I was 13-years old. And during intermission, there, sitting at a round, rod-iron outdoor table, sat Gidget, in the same pink dress you see her in, on the “Gidget Goes To Rome”, IMDb page! She wrote on the autographed picture, “To Rick with love, Cindy Carol” How cool was that! Frankly, I don’t remember much about the movie except that it was curious for a “movie star” to find herself, ‘here and now’ at the Ardmore Drive in theater, which was in itself, a very special drive in. It was a modern, state of the art facility. Big wide screen, great concession stand and on both sides of which, there were mini, “theater rooms” where drive in movie goers, could venture out from their car and sit inside, with theater seats and sound, and watch the movie. During those early/mid teenaged years in the 60’s, us kids would “sleep out” and at night go sneak over the hill through the thick trees in the back, to get into the drive in. Since they had the indoor seats, we would naturally go to “lover’s cars” in the back of the drive in, knock on their windows, and ask for their stubs, so that when Chucky Pollack would make his rounds in the theater, he would ask to see our tickets. There may be 4 or 5 of us in there and we’d all pull our tickets out of our pockets. Chucky would say, “Why are all the ticket numbers out of sequence?” We would respond, “Because we all came in different cars!” Those were truly, the good old days! The drive in’s been gone for many, many years as most have gone that way, which now is a strip mall with one of the most used, “Giant Eagle” super markets in Pittsburgh. I hope Cindy reads this one day she might look for her acting accomplishments on IMDb, and just maybe, she will remember that one particular night in Pittsburgh (Braddock Hills) when she sat outside at the drive in and signed autographs at the Ardmore Drive In — making lasting memories in the heart and mind of a young, movie going enthusiast and still “Cindy Carol-fan”! Cindy turns 65-years old this year (2009). At last check, she was teaching in California. Dare you leave me a message Cindy. I’d love to catch up! Perhaps leave me a message at ladymoon here on IMDb!
Language: English, Italian
Duration: 104 min
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Also known as: Gidget Goes to Rome,Hyttynen lähtee Roomaan,ギジェット・ゴーズ・トゥ・ローマ,En Roma encontré mi amor,Roma, Convite ao Amor,Gidget a Roma,Es begann in Rom,Gidget wyrusza do Rzymu,Trelles nyhtes stin Romi,April entdeckt Rom,Uma americana em Roma