James Brown in a ski sweater

What do Frankie Avalon, Leslie Gore’s song “Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbow’s Everywhere,” transvestism and James Brown have in common? They’re all featured in the 1965 movie Ski Party, that’s what. Frankie and co-star Dwayne Hickman disguise themselves as women to learn to ski, and get close to Deborah Walley and Yvonne Craig. The ski resort, as the movie poster says, is “Where the HE’s meet the SHE’s on SKIs”! Just as you start to think you’re in danger of snow-blindness from watching this movie, James Brown and the Famous Flames show up–in sweaters from the Pat Boone collection–and sing “I Feel Good.” Look, here’s proof:

James Brown in Ski Party

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