Hollywood Surf and Beach Movies: The First Wave, 1959-1969

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9780786421046: Hollywood Surf and Beach Movies: The First Wave, 1959-1969

This lavishly illustrated work features profiles on 32 sizzling fun-in-the-sun teenage epics plus a few offshoots in the snow. It offers an introduction with an overview of the surf movie genre; film entries with credits, plot synopses, DVD availability, memorable lines, reviews and awards; and biographies of actors and leading actresses who made their marks in the genre.

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About the Author:

Thomas Lisanti is the author of McFarland's Drive-in Dream Girls: A Galaxy of B-Movie Starlets of the Sixties (2003), Film Fatales: Women in Espionage Films and Television, 1962–1973 (2002, coauthored with Louis Paul) and Fantasy Femmes of Sixties Cinema: Interviews with 20 Actresses from Biker, Beach, and Elvis Movies (2001). He lives in New York.

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"The [author] is the supreme chronicler of this era...simply amazing...definitive...excellent writer." --Classic Images

"Refreshing." --Scarlet

"Exhaustive and highly entertaining." --Brutarian

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