Tate (at right wearing a dark wig) as Janet Trego in a 1965 episode of The Beverly Hillbillies with Max Baer, Jr. and Nancy Kulp.
The film was intended to capitalize on the popularity of beach movies and the music of such artists as the Beach Boys and Jan
Tate's character, billed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer publicity as "Malibu, Queen of the Surf", wore little more than a bikini for most of the film.
Disappointed with the film, she
began referring to herself sarcastically as "sexy little me".