The fest features five of her campiest '60s hits. Viva Las Vegas headlines with singing race-car driver Elvis Presley tearing up the strip with Ann-Margret, the hot local hotel swim instructor. In Bye Bye Birdie, a pubescent crush on an Elvis-like rock star pushes the doe-eyed teenager over the edge, leading her to (golly!) smoke a cigarette. Cult classic Kitten With a Whip finds the 17-year-old screen vixen half-naked and escaping from prison to torment a local married politician (John Forsythe).
The sassy movie queen really comes into her own in Mike Nichols' sordid Carnal Knowledge (1971). She plays the older woman (she's, um, 29) to a young, devilish (and svelte) Jack Nicholson -- a scheming bastard who can't get enough of her lovin'. With her 38D's and bad-girl tactics, she entraps him into marriage. But love goes stale and she goes nuts, ending up half-dead in the bedroom. Nicholson's sinister brows and Ann-Margret's voluptuous figure look even better on the big screen.