This actually surfaced a couple of years ago on eBay in a group of negatives of photos snapped in 1973 at a party thrown by AFTER DARK magazine for Bette Midler. Christa had appeared previously in AFTER DARK with Lennie. Described on the back as "New actress Christa Helm (in 'Go For Broke') Not released yet. If this was 1973, however, it wasn't even done shooting yet. Was this perhaps during the holiday break where the cast returned to the US from Haiti before picking up again in Florida early in 1974?
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Recently Rene and myself, along with our original co-author and researcher John O'Dowd, participated in a podcast regarding the life and murder of Christa Helm for Movie Geeks United. Christa's daughter, various friends and acquaintances also appear and there are some new revelations in the mix. Give it a listen!
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Thanks to April S on Facebook for bringing to my attention this recent audio interview with Jonas Middleton, director of the X-rated cult classic THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS and a figure in Christa Helm's history. Mr. Middleton discusses Christa a bit in the podcast from January of this year.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
I just spotted a site online offering LET'S GO FOR BROKE on a 2 disc Blu-Ray set with extras and subs and everything like that. Pardon me if I don't believe it as it's my understanding there are less than 6 copies of the film in existence and several of the folks who have one don't want it released and I've agreed not to release MY copy. If you're interested in Christa's story and would love to see the movie, I urge you to use caution if you see it offered for sale, for download or for streaming.
As of right now, to the best of my knowledge, LET'S GO FOR BROKE is simply NOT out there in its entirety, legally or even illegally!