Remembering the Beach Party Films
Who would have ever thought that two Italians from New York City would come to represent the “summer blond” California surfing movement?
But that’s what happened when American International Pictures launched one of the most successful series of pictures with Beach Party in 1963.
Since then, the names Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello are not only eternally linked to each other, but also to the whole surfing craze of the 1960’s.
Here's the lowdown on the movies that kept us entertained in the mid-1960's.