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Beach Party

This sappy but painless picture proved to be a bonanza for AIP, launching the series of "beach movies" starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello (not to mention a number of imitations). Avalon, Funicello, and various empty-headed, well-built pals cavor… (more)

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Annette Funicello

Annette Funicello Dies at 70

Annette Funicello, the Beach Party star, singer and former teen icon who rose to fame on the original Mickey Mouse Club, died Monday. She was 70.Funicello died from complications of multiple sclerosis and was taken off life support after being in a c… Read more

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Beach Party - (Original Trailer)
In the first of the series, Beach Party (1963), anthropologist Bob Cummings studies surfers Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello.
(Movie Clip) Open, Frankie & Annette
Long stretch of So-Cal coast from the opening of Beach Party, 1963, leading into Frankie (Frankie Avalon) and Dolores (Annette Funicello) in a convert (more…)
(Movie Clip) Professor Sutwell
Love that (bearded!) Bob Cummings (as Professor Sutwell), observing teens at play, visited by his fellow grown-up academic Marianne (Dorothy Malone) i (more…)