On Turner Classic Movies that is. Set the DVRs for Thursday July 9 beginning at 12:45PM as it is a 4 picture marathon of beach and ski parties. Click here for the schedule.
First up is For Those Who Think Young (1964) where rich college boy James Darren pursues studious coed Pamela Tiffin in and out of the surf. Wonderful supporting cast including Bob Denver and Tina Louise before they were stranded together on Gilligan’s Island, Nancy Sinatra, and Paul Lynde and Woody Woodbury as two bickering old queens oops I mean swinging playboys.
Get Yourself a College Girl (1964) sends coeds Mary Ann Mobley, Nancy Sinatra, Chris Noel, and their swinging teacher Joan O’Brien to the ski slopes where pompous Chad Everett wants to make more than beautiful music with budding songwriter Mobley while Latin lover Fabrizio Mioni only has eyes for the naive Noel.
It’s a Bikini World (1967) when Deborah Walley and Suzie Kaye decorate the shores of Southern California where chauvinist beach boy Tommy Kirk tries to woo feminist Walley by pretending to be his nerdy twin brother who coaches her in a series of sport challenges.
And finally Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello have a Beach Party (1963) in the movie that started the Hollywood surf movie craze. All your beach movie faves are here including Dick Dale & His Del-Tones, John Ashley, Jody McCrea, Candy Johnson, Valora Noland, Mike Nader, Ed Garner, Johnny Fain, and Delores Wells.