1962 might've been the busiest year of Barbara Eden's career
That year, not only did she guest star on various shows, but she also starred in two films.
Before I Dream of Jeannie's debut, Barbara Eden was well into her career, successfully snagging guest star appearances on several classic shows and having major and minor film roles. She even appeared opposite music legend Elvis Presley in the 1960 American Western movie Flaming Star.
Every year since her career began in the 1950s, the actress was on set or reading lines. However, it seems as if 1962 might've been the busiest year in Eden's career.
She guest-starred on four shows, including the popular Andy Griffith Show episode "The Manicurist," and had parts in two film productions. In total, that's six different productions Eden had to prepare for. It might not sound like a lot, but consider how long the filming process takes.
In the Andy Griffith Show episode, she played Ellen Brown, a beautiful young woman, and professional manicurist who starts working at Floyd's Barbershop. However, it wasn't common for men to get their nails done, and this is why business was slow for Brown, but Andy decided to be her first customer.
Since Andy gave in, it became easier for Brown as other men in Mayberry began to flood the Barbershop for her service too. This episode aired on January 22, 1962.
Just a few months later, on March 9, 1962, she appeared on the drama series Target: The Corruptors as Lili in the episode "Babes in Wall Street."
Then, there was a Cain's Hundred appearance as Terri Emson in "Savage in Darkness," which aired March 27, 1962. That was followed by a brief role on Saints and Sinners as Nora Love in "Daddy's Girl," which aired November 12, 1962.
Her two films, The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (August 7, 1962) and Five Weeks in a Balloon (August 22, 1962), were released in the same month.
Eden seemed to be on the move in 1962, gracing both the big and small screens.
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Much later I fpund the book it was based on. Much more risque, the women really switched everything, until one broke it up.
Just an observation