I have had a number of people asking me when the Turner Classic Movies Spring Break Film Festival will air and what movies will they be showing. Below is the schedule. I will be doing intros to all of them with Ben Mankiewicz. All but three are featured in my book Hollywood Surf and Beach Movies: The First Wave, 1959 to 1969. Buy a copy and follow along.

TCM Spotlight:  Spring Break

Monday, April 16

8:00 PM            Where the Boys Are (’60)

10:00 PM           Palm SpringsWeekend (’63)

12:00 AM            Girl Happy (’65)

  2:00 AM            BlueHawaii(’61)

Tuesday, April 17

 8:00 PM            Gidget (’59)

  9:45 PM            Gidget Goes Hawaiian (’61)

11:30 PM            Ride the Wild Surf (’64)

 1:15 AM            For Those Who Think Young (’64)

Wednesday, April 18

 8:00 PM             The Girls on the Beach (’65)

  9:30 PM             Beach Ball (’65)

11:00 PM            Endless Summer (’66)

12:45 AM             Barefoot Adventure (’60)

Thursday, April 19

 8:00 PM            Beach Party (’63)

10:00 PM           MuscleBeachParty (’64)

11:45 PM           BikiniBeach(’64)

  1:30 AM            Beach Blanket Bingo (’65)


Friday, April 20

 8:00 PM            Ski Party (’65)

10:00 PM            Winter a Go Go (’65)

12:00 AM            Get Yourself a College Girl (’64)



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  • John Black

    Thanks so much for the schedule! I may be moving in late March, so I’ll try to get everything hooked up before late April. I should hopefully be able to achieve that.

    I was hoping for a couple more rarities, such as ONE WAY WAHINE, CATALINA CAPER, and the one with Karen Jensen (WILD WILD WINTER?). Still, I welcome GIRLS ON THE BEACH and BEACH BALL, and hope that they will be in widescreen for the first time.

    What is BAREFOOT ADVENTURE (1960)? Is that another documentary, ala ENDLESS SUMMER?

    • Yes, Barefoot Adventure is a surfing doc. Karen Jensen was in Out of Sight. I too wished that was on the list as well as Wild Wild Winter with Chris Noel. Both are from Universal Pictures so they probably couldn’t or didn’t want to license.

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