Hollywood Surf and Beach Movies: The First Wave, 1959-1969

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Hollywood Surf and Beach Movies: The First Wave, 1959-1969

Format:  Paperback,

446 pages

Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc Pub

Publish Date: Aug 2012

ISBN-13: 9780786472970

ISBN-10: 0786472979

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Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc Pub
Publish Date: Aug 2012
ISBN-13: 9780786472970
ISBN-10: 0786472979
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 446
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.8
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.0 x 9.75 x 1.25

Chapter outline

The Movies
Gidget (1959)
Where the Boys Are (1960)
Blue Hawaii (1961)
Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961)
Beach Party (1963)
Bikini Beach (1964)
For Those Who Think Young (1964)
The Horror of Party Beach (1964)
Muscle Beach Party (1964)
Pajama Party (1964)
Ride the Wild Surf (1964)
Surf Party (1964)
Beach Ball (1965)
Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)
The Beach Girls and the Monster (1965)
Daytona Beach Weekend (1965)
Girl Happy (1965)
The Girls on the Beach (1965)
How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965)
One Way Wahine (1965)
Ski Party (1965)
A Swingin' Summer (1965)
Wild on the Beach (1965)
Winter a-Go-Go (1965)
The Endless Summer (1966)
The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966)
Out of Sight (1966)
Wild Wild Winter (1966)
Catalina Caper (1967)
Don't Make Waves (1967)
It's a Bikini World (1967)
The Sweet Ride (1968)
The Players
John Ashley
Frankie Avalon
Peter Brown
James Darren
Sandra Dee
Mickey Dora
Don Edmonds
Shelley Fabares
Johnny Fain
Annette Funicello
Ed Garner
Susan Hart
Aron Kincaid
Tommy Kirk
Jody McCrea
Yvette Mimieux
Mike Nader
Chris Noel
Quinn O'Hara
Bart Patton
Pamela Tiffin
Deborah Walley
William Wellman, Jr.

Book description

Surfers loathed them, teenagers flocked to them, critics dismissed them, producers banked on them--surf and beach movies. For a short time in the 1960s they were extremely popular with younger audiences--mainly because of the shirtless surfer boys and bikini-clad beach girls, the musical performers, and the wild surfing footage.

This lavishly illustrated filmography details 32 sizzling fun-in-the-sun teenage epics from Gidget to the Beach Party movies with Frankie and Annette to The Sweet Ride plus a few offshoots in the snow!) Entries include credits, plot synopses, memorable lines, reviews and awards, and commentary from such as Aron Kincaid of The Girls on the Beach, Susan Hart of The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini, Peter Brown of Ride the Wild Surf, Chris Noel of Beach Ball, and Ed Garner of Beach Blanket Bingo. Biographies of actors and leading actresses who made their marks in the genre are included.

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