“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 of a pie-throwing brawl.
Dale was the beach bum who played guitar and surfed on his own but finally rose to fame 32 years later with the hit soundtrack for Pulp Fiction (1994).
Beach Party was a bold departure for American-International, featuring some famous (and talented) actors, and being shot in flaming colour. The budget was also considerably larger than anything they had done in the black and white/leather jacket days with movies such as Dragstrip Girl.
The movie was followed by four sequels. The first sequel, Muscle Beach Party (1964), had Dick Dale, Brian Wilson and Stevie Wonder. The second, Bikini Beach (1964), also had Little Stevie Wonder making his debut with hit song Fingertips.
Eric Von Zipper
Dick Dale and the Del Tones