Every lad and every lassie, playing down by the shore

Annette Funicello Beach Culture

Linda Opie and Johnny Fain during the opening credits of Beach Blanket Bingo (1965). “This 1965 file photo of youthful actors in a Hollywood movie amuse themselves between shooting of scenes at California’s Malibu Beach by staging an airborne twist exhibition on top of a surf board. Annette Funicello helped create a world as fanciful as Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom when she traded in her Mousketeer ears for a modest one-piece bathing suit . It was a land of perfect waves and sparkling sand, in a place where there was a beach party every night and summer never ended.” Associated Press.

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