Perry Mason's Women

Perry Mason's television series debut on September 21, 1957 shot a prophetic serum under my skin. For nine years the potency of the jab coursed through my veins and cooed to my psyche. I was smitten with masculine resonant voices with devious intent and sly promises from sultry women in form fitting dresses. I fell freshly in love from the first Saturday night. I was 10 years old.

I will devote this web page as my homage to Perry's femme fatales, as their faint trail of satiny voices murmuring mild prurient promises still has the jack to make me smile. After more than fifty years, the charm of these women is yet glued to my appendix. If that were not enticing enough, know that this web piece gives license for my shameless use of the alliterative form, the incorrigible appetite for which was surely honed from the series. Every image presented here is connected by voice and face to my mind's ancient vault.

If you are of a certain age you may remember the show and recognize an innocent obsession from your past? I wish that everyone who remembers any episode may find a friendly ghost among this gallery.

Office Staff

Della Street - left - The consummate private secretary and
perennial plutonic playmate of Perry Mason
and Connie Cezon - as Perry's seldom seen but
reliable receptionist, Gertie Lade

Gallery Of Femme Fatales

Whitney Blake as Evelyn Bagby in
The Case of the Restless Redhead
The first Perry Mason Episode - September 21, 1957
Evelyn seems like a dreamy babysitter, no?

Barbara Bain as Madelyn Terry in
The Case of the Wary Wildcatter - 1960

Julie Adams as Patricia Kean in
The Case of the Fatal Fortune - 1965
(Eleven years earlier, wearing a scintillating one-piece white bathing suit,
Julie dove into a Black Lagoon to confront the Creature and stardom)

Maggie Hayes as Sybil Granger in
The Case of the Nervous Accomplice- 1957

Nancy Kovack as Carla Rinaldi in
The Case of the Badgered Brother - 1963

Pat Priest as Norma Fenn in
The Case of the Crafty Kidnapper - 1966

Sue England as Fay Allison in
The Case of the Crimson Kiss - 1958

Alyce Aitkin,(left) as Sara Shane- - (nice girl) and
Barbara Lawrence as Lori Stoner - (naughty girl)
In The Case of the Envious Editor - 1961

Allision Hayes played in five episodes -
The Case of the Laughing Lady (1965) as Cho Sin
The Case of the Deadly Debt (1965) as Stella Radom
The Case of the Bogus Books (1962) as Pearl Chute
The Case of the Captain's Coins (1962) as Jane Weeks
The Case of the Singing Skirt (1960) as Sadie Bradford

June Dayton as Myra Davenport in
The Case Of The Ill Fated Faker - 1960

Susan Cummings as Lois Callender in
The Case Of The Fan Dancer's Horse - 1957

Judith Braun as Carol Stanley in
The Case of the Baited Hook - 1957

Helen Westcott (left) as Marcia Greeley and
Patricia Hardy as Claire Olger in
The Case of the Haunted Husband - 1958

Karen Steele as Doris Stephanak in
The Case Of The Haunted Husband - 1958

The Case Of The Daring Decoy - 1958
The wonderful Marie Windsor as Linda Griffith

The Case of The Hesitant Hostess - 1958
June Vincent as Martha Rayburn

The Case of The Foot-Loose Doll - 1958
Ruta lee as Millie Crest
("She was Lithuanian you know"- quote from Mickey Kozak Gedutis, my Mother-In-Law.)

The Case of The Lucky Loser - 1958
Heather Angel as Florence Ingle

Phyllis Avery as Marion Shelby in
The Case of the Half-Wakened Wife - 1958

May Wynn as Donna Sherwood in
The Case of the Glittering Goldfish - 1959

Paula Raymond as Terry Faye in
The Case of the Angry Astronaut - 1962

Marion Marshall as in
The Case Of The Shattered Dream - 1959

The purring voiced, Patricia Barry in
The Case of the Velvet Claws - 1963
(My all time favorite Perry girl)

Merry Anders as Sadie Hepner in
The Case of the Glamorous Ghost - 1962

Martha Vickers as Shelia Hayes in
The Case of the Jaded Joker - 1959

Patricia Donahue as Joyce Fulton in
The Case of the Artful Dodger

Rebecca Welles as Carol Taylor in
The Case Of The Frantic Flyer - 1960

Jeanne Moody as the naughty Vivian Ennis in
The Case of the Singing Skirt - 1960

The ravishing Carmen Philips as Liza Carson Lambert in
The Case of the Crying Cherub - 1960

Sonya Wilde as the fetching, Joy Lebaron in
The Case of the Violent Vest - 1961

Lisa Gaye as Lola Bronson in
The Case of the Guilty Clients - 1961

Leslie Parrish as Vivian Ames in
The Case of the Impatient Partner- 1961

Diana Millay as Sue Ellen Frazer in
The Case of the Unwelcome Bride- 1961

Joyce Bulifant as Hollis Wilburn in
The Case of the Surplus Suitor - 1963

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