One of my all time favorite movies is "I LOVE YOU ALICE B. Toklas- made in 1968--starring Peter Sellers and screen debut of a young Leigh-Taylor Young. This comedy really stands up to the test of time and still packs a lot of laughs. Unfortunately they still haven't made it on DVD- (like all my other favorite films- Babydoll, Parenthood etc..)
"Peter Sellers stars as Harold Fine, a self-described square--a 35-year-old Los Angeles Lawyer who is not looking forward to middle age and his upcoming wedding. His life changes, however, when he falls in love with Nancy, a free-spirited, innocent, and beautiful young hippie. After Harold and his family enjoy some of her "groovy" brownies, he decides to "drop out" with her and become a hippie too."
This film was the first for Leigh Taylor Young -who started out on the 1964 t.v. series Peyton Place. It's not hard to see why she was cast--
The original title for the movie was supposed to be Kiss the Butterfly- reference to her hippie tattoo. The tattoo for the movie was supposedly painted on by Andy Warhol
She was also married to Ryan O'Neill at one point
I met her once at a boutique opening --I approached her and told her how I loved her role in I Love You Alice B. Toklas and that the store she worked at in the movie was my dream boutique. I loved that they served groovy cookies and had a spiral stair case. I really did base the Show Pony on three places-- Paraphenalia in NYC- her shop in the movie--and BIBA . She looks amazing and still has the best smile and sweet demeanor