Category Archives: Muscle Beach Party

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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Guys are swinging with their Dolls

Muscle Beach Party (1964) synopsis: Surfers Frankie and Dee Dee and their friends become uneasy when muscleman Flex Martian and his friends from Jack Fanny‘s gym invade their section of the beach. On a yacht offshore, a wealthy contessa named … Continue reading

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diverting and zany

Critical reaction to Muscle Beach Party was, not surprisingly, harsh. The New York Post branded the outing “abysmal.” Photoplay was kinder, daring to suggest that Muscle Beach Party was superior to Beach Party while Seventeen went out on a limb … Continue reading

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teenage-geared romantic farce with songs

Muscle Beach Party is American International‘s followup to Beach Party, its click of a year earlier. The novelty of surfing has worn off, leaving in its wake little more than a conventional teenage-geared romantic farce with songs. December 31, 1963, … Continue reading

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a twitch-and-twist musical

The second feature on the program is a twitch-and-twist musical film entitled “Muscle Beach Party,” which stars Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon and a tangle of vigorous young people with beautiful bodies and empty heads. If you can last through “A … Continue reading

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Muscle Girl Flo

Amadee Chabot (born 1945): Miss USA 1962, muscle girl ‘Flo’ in Muscle Beach Party 1964, a movie star in Mexico 1966-69, then a realtor in Merced, California.  

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Deadhead and dumbells

Jody McCrea in a publicity photo for Muscle Beach Party (1964), the second Beach Party movie, the second time McCrea’s character was named ‘Deadhead’.

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Amadee has property to sell

Amadee Chabot (born 1945): Miss USA 1962, muscle girl ‘Flo’ in Muscle Beach Party 1964, a movie star in Mexico 1966-69, then a realtor in Merced, California.

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Flex Martian autograph

Peter Lupus-signed Muscle Beach Party (1964) souvenir card. American bodybuilder Peter Lupus (born 1932 Indianapolis USA) appeared in the film under the stage name  Rock Stevens, playing”Mr Galaxy Flex Martian.” In his real life bodybuilding career, he was Mr. Indianapolis, … Continue reading

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Alberta and Amadée lifting weights

Goober Pyle’s girlfriend Alberta Nelson, Miss World 1962 Amadee Chabot and comedian Don Rickles in Muscle Beach Party (1964). Alberta Nelson appeared in every Beach Party Gang movie except Ski Party; Amadee Chabot became an action movie star in Mexico; … Continue reading

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