Nov. 21, 1968: Eyes at the wedding of Bonnie Ruth Bassett, New York City, and Alexander Rebar III, Plymouth, were on the happy couple, but chances are they might have drifted to Bassett’s maid of honor, too.
Bassett’s close friend who held that role was movie star and former Miss Teen Sweden Ewa Aulin. John Shadow, aka Roberto Loyola, Aulin’s husband, served as Rebar’s best man. The wedding took place in St. Mary’s Nativity Church in Plymouth with Monsignor J.J. Podkul officiating.
During the nuptial Mass, Aulin fainted from exhaustion. She was revived, and the service continued.
While in Luzerne County, Aulin stayed with Rebar’s parents.
“She (is) just a sweet girl,” Mrs. Alexander Rebar Jr. said of Aulin. “She was so appreciative of everything.”
Alexander Rebar Jr. operated Paramount Photo Studio in Plymouth. His son was a director for Cinema Synchronization in Rome, Italy.

Ewa Aulin, second from left, Swedish movie star who plays title role in “Candy,” is maid of honor for Nov. 21 wedding of Miss Bonnie Ruth Bassett, New York City, to Alexander Rebar III, of Rome, Italy, formerly of Plymouth, in St. Mary’s Nativity Church in Plymouth. At left is John Shadow, aka Roberto Loyola of London, England, husband of Aulin, who was best man. In center is John Daley, who gave bride away. Submitted Photo Paramount Photo Studio.

Aulin starred in several films, but her biggest one was 1968’s “Candy.” The film was based on a book of the same name by Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg. The sex satire centers around Aulin’s character’s “adult” encounters with men, who included Marlon Brando, Richard Burton, Walter Matthau, James Coburn, John Astin, John Huston, Ringo Starr and boxer Sugar Ray Robinson. Additionally the film’s soundtrack featured Steppenwolf songs “Magic Carpet Ride” and “Rock Me.”
The younger Rebar also went on to have a career in television and the movies. He starred as Vince Holliday on “The Young and the Restless” on CBS and as Steve West in the 1977 film “The Incredible Melting Man.”

Trailer for “Candy” Trailer (NSFW)

Trailer for “The Incredible Melting Man”

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