Category Archives: Beach & Ski Movies

Easy Dodie

Dodie Marshall: born Rhoda Bailey Wolf 1934; on screen 1964-67, including Spinout (1966) and Easy Come Easy Go (1967). In 1991 claimed to have achieved a perfect score of 200 on a self-administered IQ test (LA Times); from 1977 to … Continue reading

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Rhoda Bailey Wolf

Dodie Marshall dancing with Elvis Presley in Spinout (1966)

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Lynette Winter

Lynette Winter: born Mary Lynette Winter 17 June 1946, Decatur Illinois. On screen 1958-70, married Charles Edward “Ted” Cessac (1945-2011) 18 June 1969 in Los Angeles, relocated to Abbeville Louisiana and co-founded the Abbey Players in 1976, co-founded the Bodwin … Continue reading

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Stephen Mines

Stephen Mines: born 3 February 1939, Muskegon Michigan. On screen 1961-71, including two episodes of Gidget (TV) as Jeff a.k.a. Moondoggie. He retired from acting to start a woodworking business in Los Angeles. In 2005 he relocated to his home … Continue reading

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Dear Diary – Et Al.

“Dear Diary – Et Al.” (Gidget episode 1, 15 Sep. 1965). Gidget’s private and personal feelings are revealed when her older sister “accidentally” comes across Gidget’s diary. Girls: Sally Field (Gidget), Betty Conner (Anne Cooper), Lynette Winter (Larue), Pamela Colbert … Continue reading

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Maury Dexter

Maury Dexter: born 12 June 1928, Paris Arkansas USA. Directing credits include: Surf Party (1964), Wild On The Beach (1965), Maryjane (1968), The Mini-Skirt Mob (1968), The Young Animals (1968), Hell’s Belles (1969).

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Martin Milner 1931 – 2015

Martin Milner: born 28 December 1931, Detroit Michigan; died 6 September 2015, Carlsbad California. Select credits: Sex Kittens Go to College (1960), Gidget (TV 1965): S1E3 The Great Kahuna – ‘Kahuna’ Ski’, Ski Fever (1966), Valley of the Dolls (1967), … Continue reading

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Roddy McDowall 1928 – 1998

Roddy McDowall: born 17 September 1928, London England; died 3 October 1998, Los Angeles USA. First credit: Murder in the Family (UK 1938), moved to the US the following year, on screen until 1998. Selected credits: Lord Love a Duck … Continue reading

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a random, bearded beatnik or two

For Those Who Think Young (1964): It’s strictly summery, light-headed fare, pretty to look at but about as obvious and empty as breeze. Miss Tiffin plays a stanchly virtuous student, briskly pursued over the campus and along the beach by … Continue reading

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Swinging Twisting Surfing

Muscle Beach Party (1964) novelization by Elsie Lee quotations: Her hand caught warmly in Frankie’s, Dee Dee wandered where he led, across the sands and away from the sounds of civilization, If you can call it that, she thought vaguely. … Continue reading

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