It has been awhile since my last post and I will now be posting again on a more regular basis. I am happy to report that my new book Hollywood Surf and Beach Movies: The First Wave, 1959-1969 is now available. It features profiles with reviews and plot summaries on such movies as Gidget, Where the Boys Are, Blue Hawaii, Beach Party, Bikini Beach, Ride the Wide Surf, Beach Blanket Bingo, Girl Happy, Ski Party, Winter a-Go-Go, The Endless Summer, The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini and The Sweet Ride, among others.
Actor profiles include John Ashley, Frankie Avalon, James Darren, Sandra Dee, Annette Funicello, Tommy Kirk and Deborah Walley. What I hope makes the book standout are the behind-the-scenes gossip shared by the people I interviewed including Shelley Fabares, Jody McCrea “Deadhead” from the Beach Party flicks, Kathy Kohner the real Gidget, Aron Kincaid, Chris Noel, William Wellman, Jr., Quinn O’Hara, Peter Brown and Bobby “Boris Pickett, among others.
For more details or to purchase a copy visit my web site www.sixtiescinema.com.