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THE GHOST OF DRAGSTRIP HOLLOW MEETS THE GHOST IN THE INVISIBLE BIKINI: The Story of the BEACH PARTY Motion Pictures

They started with a GHOST and ended with a different GHOST. They starred a Teenage Singing Idol who wanted a girl from the Goddess "Venus" and an ex-member of "The Mickey
Mouse Club"




On April 10, 1959 Columbia Pictures released a motion picture about the fictional "Francine Lawrence". The film had both comedy and dramatic elements and was an unqualified success. The character of "Francine" was portrayed by Sandra Dee, but "Miss Lawrence" was better known by the film's title "Gidget" derived from "Girl Midget". The movie is considered the first real film about the California Surfing scene. The films sequel, starring Deborah Walley in the Dee role, was 1961's "Gidget Goes Hawaiian". That picturejust reinforced how cool surfing was, but it would be two years later that the California Surfing scene really broke World wide on the motion picture screen,

This is the story of the "BEACH PARTY" mov…
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