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  • Hey Everybody, Surf’s Up!
    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…
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    Thermo-nuclear navels? It's "James Bond Meets Beach Party!"
  • The Untold Secrets of Tom Terrific
    If you were a kid growing up in the late 1950s and early 60s, odds are good to certain you started your weekday with Captain Kangaroo on CBS. Beginning in 1957, the Captain added a…
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  • Friday Night at the Drive-In: "Ocean's 11" (1960)
    The Rat Pack (started by Humphrey Bogart and inherited by Frank Sinatra after Bogey’s death) made two movies in the sixties. Neither were great shakes as movies go, but the first one, Ocean’s 11, is…
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  • Something You Never Knew About "Some Like It Hot"
    Every film fan agrees that Tony Curtis did a marvelous job imitating Cary Grant when his character was pretending to be a millionaire in the classic film comedy Some Like It Hot. What most don't…
  • Alfred Hitchcock Presents
    While often lumped together with “The Twilight Zone” and “Boris Karloff’s Thriller,” “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” is the true original, debuting 4 years before TZ and 5 before “Thriller.” Alfred Hitchcock’s show was also different than…
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