Annette Funicello in BEACH PARTY
May 31, 2013
Tribute to Annette Funicello!
BEACH PARTY (1963) dir William Asher w/Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon, Robert Cummings, Dorothy Malone, Morey Amsterdam, Harvey Lembeck, Jody McCrea, Vincent Price [101 min]
Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello party, surf, and sing in the epitome of 1960s teen sex comedies. Besides dealing with the ups and downs of a summer romance, the two teens and their friends encounter a slew of wacky characters—including a nosy anthropologist (Cummings) studying the sexual habits of teenagers and the leader of a biker gang that has his eye on Funicello. Dick Dale and the Del Tones provide the swingin’ hits for this teen surf musical!