Category Archives: Ride the Wild Surf

Tab Hunter 1931 – 2018

Tab Hunter (11 July 1931 – 9 July 2018) “Hunter hid his relationships with championship skater Ronnie Robertson and actor Tony Perkins; publicly, he was romantically linked to co-star Natalie Wood and French actress Etchika Choreau.” LA Times. Advertisements

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Wild Hart and Hunter

Ride The Wild Surf (1964): Susan Hart and Tab Hunter.

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Surfer steals a kiss from Shelley

Fabian and Shelley Fabares in Ride The Wild Surf (1964).

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Fabares and Forte

Shelley Fabares and Fabian Forte, co-stars of Ride The Wild Surf (1964). Surfboard by Phil Sauers of Downey, California.

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Fabares by the bay

“In Hawaii there’s a place known as Waimea Bay/ Where the best surfers in the world come to stay.”

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Dreamie Jeannie

Barbara Eden: born Barbara Jean Morehead, 23 August 1931, Tucson Arizona, Barbara Jean Huffman from 1945, Barbara Eden from 1956. First credit: West Point (TV 1956) ‘Decision’ – Toni DeWitt. Appeared with Elvis Presley in Flaming Star (1960) Roslyn Pierce; … Continue reading

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Dawn Shelley, Barbara and Lori

Ride The Wild Surf (1964) co-star Shelley Fabares, Dawn Wells off Gilligan’s Island and Hot Rod Girl (1956) Lori Nelson congratulate Barbara Eden at her baby shower.

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Personally signed by Tab Hunter

Tab Hunter Confidential, a terrific new documentary … is unlike any other ever told about Hollywood’s Golden Age. Why? Because it is the first from the perspective of a major movie star who lived through it as a closeted gay … Continue reading

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Chase Colton Riding The Wild Surf

Peter Brown, who starred as the eager young deputy Johnny McKay on the 1958-62 ABC series Lawman, has died. He was 80. … “The role came naturally to me,” he once said. “My character was not a big stretch; he … Continue reading

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Swag the Aussie Surfer

Murray Rose, ‘Swag’ in Ride The Wild Surf (1964). “Nearly 50 years after the event, the exclusion of champion Australian swimmer Murray Rose from the 1964 Tokyo Olympics continues to polarise opinions in the swimming world. Rose had won three … Continue reading

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Chase Colton postcard

Peter Brown, who played Deputy Johnny McKay on 1960s TV Western “Lawman,” died March 21 in Phoenix, Arizona. He was 80. Brown also guested on a number of other TV Westerns, including “Maverick,” “Cheyenne” and “The Virginian.” On the big … Continue reading

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Wild Surfer Boy

Peter Brown (October 5, 1935 – March 21, 2016) in Ride The Wild Surf (1964). “Chase Colton is a preppy, college boy from a wealthy family who tends to be cautious and uptight. He meets his match in Augie Pool … Continue reading

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Beach Party Movies WordPress IS BACK!

Barbara Eden: star of Ride The Wild Surf (1964)

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Beefcake Jody Wallis shaving

Fabian Forte in Ride The Wild Surf (1964). “Fabian’s early films rocketed him to stardom. He made his screen debut in 1959 in “Hound Dog Man”, directed by Don Segal. He traveled iout of the country to make “Five Weeks … Continue reading

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Augie Pool in Hawaii

Barbara Eden: born Barbara Jean Morehead, 23 August 1931, Tucson Arizona. On screen from 1956 at age 22, played tomboy Augie Poole in Ride the Wild Surf (1964), finally hit the big time on the small screen in 1965 on … Continue reading

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Pete Brown

Pete Brown: born Peter Lynn deLapp, 5 October 1935, New York, USA. First credit: Darby’s Rangers (1958) Rollo Burns … Summer Magic (1963) Tom Hamilton *with Deborah Walley, James Stacy Ride the Wild Surf (1964) Chase Colton Kitten with A … Continue reading

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SURFING! The Greatest Adventure Thrill In The World!

Ride The Wild Surf (1965) lobby card, featuring Fabian and Tab Hunter.

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Shelley on the rocks and Fabian in the surf

Ride The Wild Surf (1964): Shelley Fabares with dyed-blonde hair, to contrast with the brown locks of Italo-American Fabian Forte.

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Fabian in 1961

Ray Charles, Fabian, Gloria Lynne, Shep & the Limelights, The Dorells and the Raelets – stars of the ‘Show of Stars’ 1961.

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Teen Favorites Tearing Up The Town (1960)

Fabian Forte with Judy “Hard Rockin’ Baby” Harriet in 1960. YouTube of Judy clip here.

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Shelley and Fabian in Hawaii

Shelley Fabares and Fabian Forte, co-stars of Ride The Wild Surf (1964). Surfboard by Phil Sauers of Downey, California.

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Tab’s autograph

Tab Hunter in a publicity photo for Ride The Wild Surf (1964)

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Barechested Fabian shaving

Ride The Wild Surf (1964): Fabian plays Californian surfer ‘Jody Wallis’. Real surfing rebel Mickey Dora doubled for Fabian in the genuine surfing scenes.

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Fabian in ‘Ride The Wild Surf’ (1964)

Ride The Wild Surf (1964): Italo-American New Yorker rocker Fabian Forte, a little unconvincing as a Californian surfer proving himself on the big waves of Hawaii.

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Susan Hart dances in ‘Ride The Wild Surf’ (1964)

Ride The Wild Surf (1964) starring Fabian (born 1943), a blonde Shelley Fabares (b.1944), Tab Hunter (b.1931), a brunette Barbara Eden (b.1931), Peter Brown (b.1935), Anthony Hayes (b.1936), Susan Hart (b.1941) and James Mitchum (b.1941).

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Susan Hart and Tab Hunter in ‘Ride The Wild Surf’ (1964)

Susan Hart and Tab Hunter in Ride the Wild Surf (1964)

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Shelley Fabares poses with a surfboard

Ride The Wild Surf (1964)

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Murray Rose – Surf Movie Actor and Olympic Gold Medallist

Murray Rose, wins the gold medal for the 400 metres freestyle in the Rome Olympics, 1 September 1960. Australian Olympic officials refused to select Rose for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics because he had missed the Australian Swimming Championships while filming … Continue reading

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Fabian and Pete Brown in ‘Ride the Wild Surf’

East coast Italo-American singer Fabian, pretending to be a Californian surfer on holidays in Hawaii, alongside co-star Pete Brown in Ride The Wild Surf (1964). On eBay and elsewhere online, this photo is frequently miscaptioned as Fabian and co-star Tab … Continue reading

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Ride the Wild Surf (1964) Susan Hart & Tab Hunter

Susan Hart, at the beginning of her short acting career, and Tab Hunter, just starting his decline:  Ride The Wild Surf (1964) marked his last successful major role, before sliding into cameos, spaghetti westerns and straight to video movies, before … Continue reading

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Shelley Fabares in ‘Ride the Wild Surf’ (1964)

Shelley Fabares, with dyed blonde hair, in Ride The Wild Surf (1964)

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Tab Hunter

Tab Hunter: born Arthur Andrew Kelm, 11 July 1931, New York City New York. First credit: The Dividing Line (1950) Frank O’Brien Operation Bikini (1963) Lt. Morgan Hayes (with Frankie Avalon and Eva Six) Ride the Wild Surf (1964) Steamer … Continue reading

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Barbara Eden

Barbara Eden: born Barbara Jean Morehead, 23 August 1931, Tucson Arizona, Barbara Jean Huffman from 1945, Barbara Eden from 1956. First credit: West Point (TV 1956) ‘Decision’ – Toni DeWitt … Flaming Star (1960) Roslyn Pierce … Ride the Wild … Continue reading

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Fabian

Above: Fabian and Peter Brown in Wild the Ride Surf Fabian (born Fabiano Anthony Forte, 6 February 1943, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). In November 1965, he signed a seven-picture deal with American International Pictures. First acting credit: Hound-Dog Man (20th Century Fox … Continue reading

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Susan Hart

Susan Hart (born Susan Neidhart, 2 June 1941 Wenatchee, Washington. Married to James H. Nicholson, August 1964 – December 1972 – his death – 1 child, Jim; stepmother to Luree Holmes and Laura Nicholson) For Those Who Think Young (1 … Continue reading

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Shelley Fabares

Shelley Fabares: born Michele Marie Fabares January 19, 1944 Santa Monica, California. Ride The Wild Surf (5-Aug-1964) Brie Matthews Girl Happy (14-Apr-1965) Valerie Hold On! (22-Jun-1966) Louisa Page Spinout (17-Oct-66) 1966) Cynthia Foxhugh Clambake (4-Dec-1967) Diane Carter

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