Frankie, Annette Kick Sand
Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello, who starred together in the innocent "Beach Party" movies of the 1960s, are suing Macy's and its corporate parent, Federated Department Stores, for using their photos in an employee brochure without securing permission. The legal action was filed earlier this week in Los Angeles County Superior Court, with Funicello, who turned 58 over the weekend and is suffering with multiple sclerosis, and Avalon, 60, each demanding $250,000. Their papers also say they would "continue to suffer embarrassment and humiliation from being exploited in such a reckless and cavalier manner" unless Macy's halted the use of the photos. Rina Neiman, a spokesman for the department store, told The New York Times, "I have nothing to tell you. I don't even know what the brochure was."
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