Rev up those DVRs, wax up them surfboards, and head out into the foam to catch a wave of beach movies. TCM leads off on Sunday 6/3 at 10AM with Don’t Make Waves (1967) a funny satire on Malibu living starring Tony Curtis, Sharon Tate, and bodybuilder Dave Draper. Then on 6/5 beginning at 6AM TCM offers a beach party marathon. First up, Frankie, Annette and the beach gang hit the surf in Beach Party (1963) followed by Bikini Beach (1964), and Beach Blanket Bingo (1965). Things take a more serious turn and the waves get bigger as competing surfers Fabian, Tab Hunter and Peter Brown try to Ride the Wild Surf (1964) while their gals Shelley Fabares, Susan Hart, and Barbara Eden cheer them on. Lastly, the original girl-midget Sandra Dee takes a crack at shooting the curl and creates a surfing phenomenon in Gidget (1959).
Switching over to the Fox Movie Channel, on 6/6 at 4pm surfer Michael Sarrazin, tennis hustler Tony Franciosa and jazz bum Bob Denver take The Sweet Ride (1968). The gals who come along include Jackie Bisset, Michele Carey, Lara Lindsay, and Corinna Tsopei. Read all about the latter three lovelies in my upcoming book, Glamour Girls of Sixties Hollywood.