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'Super Session'

Date: 1975
Dimensions:
Overall: 431 x 279 mm, 0.015 kg
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Purchased with USA Bicentennial Gift funds
Classification:Posters and postcards
Object Name: Poster
Object No: 00017311
Place Manufactured:California

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    Description
    This promotional poster was printed for the movie 'Super Session' in 1975. It features a photograph of Hawaiian Larry Bertleman surfing in Hawaii, probably at "Off-the-wall", Oahu. The poster contains a list of United States East and Gulf film screenings.
    Significance

    A USA surf film shown briefly in Australia (I think).
    History'Super Session' was a 1975 surf movie which starred Larry Bertleman and featured 1970s surfing in Hawaii, California and Australia. The film was produced by Hal Jepsen.

    Hollywood began producing surf films in the late 1950s as the first generation of post-World War II War baby boomers reached adolescence. Surfing and the beach symbolised the idealism of carefree fun and freedom. Surfing films have been a critical ingredient in the popularity of surfing culture and have helped to popularised surfing and beach fashion. In the 1960s surf art moved off the covers of surfing magazines and onto film poster promoting movies featuring surfers riding large waves in exotic locations.

    Surfing films provides an insight into the surfing lifestyle and have become part of surfing popular culture. They reflect the internationalism of surfing in their content an appeal. Surfing films provide the opportunity to watch talented and often high profile surfers catching waves that every surfer dream about riding.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: 'Super Session'

    Primary title: Promotional movie poster of a film by Hal Jespen titled `Super session', with photograph of Hawaiian surfer Larry Bertleman surfing in Hawaii

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