Cloud 9, the Burt Reynolds comedy about an all-stripper beach volleyball team, hits stores today, ironically the same day the world learns of the death of legendary stripper Candy Barr.
Candy Barr, of course, was the original “porn star,” the stripper who wowed 'em in only cowboy hat and six shooters, girlfriend of Mickey Cohen, set up and sent to prison for marijuana because of her romance, and paroled in 1963 by Governor John Connally, shortly before he was shot by a magic bullet, and the alleged assassin shot by Candy’s pal, the strip club boss Jack Ruby…
Candy died Friday. Here’s her Dallas News obituary.
In Cloud 9, written and produced by Burt Kearns and Brett Hudson of Frozen Pictures and Oscar winner Albert S. Ruddy, there’s a tribute to Candy Barr in the character of Crystal, the rootin tootin stripper who burns up the beach with her bod-blaring beach volleyball style.
So here's to Candy Barr!
Here's to Marne Patterson, who plays Crystal, her fellow "Bonsais," Kenya Moore, Patricia de Leon, Katheryn Winnick and the great Angie Everhart, Gabrielle Reece, DL Hughley, Paul Rodriguez, Paul Wesley, and all the fine actors who gave it their all on Cloud 9, out today on Fox Home Entertainment DVD!
And here’s another place to get Cloud 9 on DVD!