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

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

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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.Hank wants to take her to the dance at the beach but she is hesitant. ... At the party, two girls leave to catch the bus home and are attacked by the monsters. ... In the early sixties he gravitated to film, working behind the camera as assistant director on such low-budget exploitation pictures as Orgy at Lila#39;s House and Satan in High Heels (Ai962) also ... Tenney used the old Gutzon Borglum Studio for interiors.

Title:Hollywood Surf and Beach Movies: The First Wave, 1959-1969
Author: Thomas Lisanti
Publisher:McFarland - 2012-08-24

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