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Annette Funicello

Born on 22 October 1942, Annette Funicello became an overnight sensation in 1955 when she first appeared on a new afternoon TV show, at...

Back To The Beach (1987)

It's hard to imagine who Lyndall Hobbs thought would love her parody of early sixties beach movies like How To Stuff A Wild Bikini (1965) and Beach Blanket...

Beach Ball (1965)

"Those surf ridin', skin divin', sky jumpin', drag racin', beach bashin' boys and their bikini beauties . . . in a blast of a...

Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)

"The Beach Party gang goes sky diving" When a biker gang kidnaps a singing star called Sugar Kane (Linda Evans), Frankie (Frankie Avalon) sets out...

Beach Movies

The rise of Surf Music in the early 60s, coupled with the general surfing craze that was sweeping the USA, inevitably began to spawn...

Beach Party (1963)

"It's what happens when 10,000 kids meet on 5,000 Beach Blankets!" An anthropologist studying the sex habits of young people finds himself in the middle...

Bikini Beach (1964)

Another surf-and-sand-and-teenagers episode with a simple story about an old grump being converted by a nice school teacher to loving the crazy kids who...

Ghost in the Invisible Bikini, The (1966)

The Ghost In The Invisible Bikini was a wild beach party romp in which a motorcycle gang gets involved with a Frankenstein's monster type at a haunted...

Gidget (1959)

Sixteen-year-old Frances Lawrence (pert blonde, blue-eyed screen newcomer Sandra Dee at her most innocent) is the film's title character, christened 'Gidget' by her friends...

Girls On The Beach, The (1965)

Selma (Noreen Corcoran), Cynthia (Linda Marshall), and Betty (Nancy Spry) are trying to raise money to save their sorority house (Alpha Beta) when they run...

How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965)

"It's the "Cycle Rats" vs "The Bikini's" on bikes - Thrills and Spills in the wildest motorcycle race ever run" With Frankie away in Tahiti,...

It’s a Bikini World (1967)

Mike Samson (Tommy Kirk), the big man on his southern California beach and the object of desire of every girl on the beach, falls...

Muscle Beach Party (1964)

The original Beach Party (1963) was a big teen success, so the producers came up with this lacklustre sequel. When a new gym opens next to...

Out Of Sight (1966)

A spy's butler plans to follow in his employer's footsteps by tackling the case of a mad scientist at the beach. Out Of Sight was one...

Pajama Party (1964)

One of those kitsch 1960s Californian beach party movies which began with Beach Party (1963). In this one, Tommy Kirk plays a Martian scout sent to Earth...

Ride the Wild Surf (1964)

A group of friends go to Hawaii in order to practice surfing, their favourite sport. But this is not all they do there -...

Ski Fever (1966)

Brian Davis (Martin Milner) is an American music student studying at a European university and teaching skiing at an Austrian resort to pay for...

Ski Party (1965)

An amiable, if vastly inferior take on Some Like it Hot (1959), set in a ski resort where college chums Frankie Avalon and Dwayne Hickman...

Surf Party (1964)

Terry (Patricia Morrow), Sylvia (Lory Patrick), and Junior (Jackie DeShannon) arrive in Malibu Beach from Arizona to vacation and to visit Terry’s brother Skeet...

Where The Boys Are (1960)

George Hamilton, Dolores Hart, Paula Prentiss and Jim Hutton star in this silly musical, about college boys and girls in search of romance during...

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Reflections, The

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Kingsmen, The

On Louie Louie (1963), this Portland, Oregon, garage band was terribly recorded, could barely keep the beat and got lost mid-way through the song - and...

Friends and Lovers

1 9 7 4 - 1 9 7 5 (USA) 13 x 30 minute episodes The CBS sitcom Friends and Lovers was another show from producer/writers...

Boney M

Euro-disco big cheeses Boney M were the creation of Frank Farian - the German record producer who also flogged Milli Vanilli to a grateful planet. But...

Blott on the Landscape

1 9 8 5 (UK) 1 x 50 minute episode 5 x 55 minute episodes In 1985, George Cole temporarily abandoned Arthur Daley to play Sir Giles in...

Housemartins, The

Original drummer Hugh Whitaker was imprisoned in 1993 for arson and wounding with intent. Paul Heaton VocalsStan CullimoreGuitar, vocals Norman CookBass, vocals Hugh WhitakerDrums, vocals

Seagull Island

1 9 8 1 (Italy/UK) 5 x 60 minute episodes This five part miniseries was a British-Italian co-production. Barbara Carey flies to Italy to visit her blind sister Mary-Ann,...

Secrets of Midland Heights

1 9 8 0 - 1 9 8 1 (USA) 10 x 60 minute episodes Midland Heights is a typical, small Midwestern college town full of typical...