In the first of the series, Beach Party (1963), anthropologist Bob Cummings studies surfers Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello.
Tom Kirk comes from Mars to lead an invasion and lands in the middle of a Pajama Party (1964) with guest appearances by Elsa Lanchester and Buster Keaton.
Long stretch of So-Cal coast from the opening of Beach Party, 1963, leading into Frankie (Frankie Avalon) and Dolores (Annette Funicello) in a convertible singing Beach Party by Gary Usher and Roger Christian.
Love that (bearded!) Bob Cummings (as Professor Sutwell), observing teens at play, visited by his fellow grown-up academic Marianne (Dorothy Malone) in an early scene from Beach Party, 1963.
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Gang of sadistic cowboys let nothing stand in their way in their search for gold.
The classic beach movie of the 1960s with lots of great rock n' roll! In this film, Annette keeps Frankie in tow after he falls for Linda Evans. Subplots about a mermaid who falls in love with a nitwit, a villainous drunkard and motorcycle gangs!
The most quirkily offbeat and one of the best of the “Beach Party” movies starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello, “How to Stuff a Wild Bikini” finds Frankie off in the navy, serving in the South Pacific. Worried about all of the guys that will be hitting on Dee Dee (Funicello) back at the beach, he convinces a magician (Buster Keaton) to conjure up a siren, Cassandra (Beverly Adam), whom no man can resist. Cassandra succeeds in distracting all attention away from Dee Dee. However, a mentally unbalanced advertising man (Mickey Rooney) decides to make Cassandra’s unstoppable sex appeal a national obsession, and she gets noticed by bike gang leader Erik Von Zipper (Harvey Lembeck), who vows to make her his. Throw in an unusual disappearing pelican and mayhem (and fun) ensues!
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