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'Adventures in Paradise'

Date: 1982
Dimensions:
Overall: 559 x 279 mm, 0.022 kg
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Purchased with USA Bicentennial Gift funds
Classification:Posters and postcards
Object Name: Poster
Object No: 00017312
Place Manufactured:California

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    Description
    This promotional poster was printed for the surf movie 'Adventures in Paradise' in 1982. The poster features a spray artwork of a surfer and includes a screening schedule for Santa Monica in California.
    SignificanceThis poster is an example of the types of promotional material produced for 1980s surfing movies. This United States film screened in Australia.

    History'Adventures in Paradise' was a 1982 surfing movie. The film starred Larry Bertlemann, Chris Lasson, Mike Ho, Shaun Tomson and Bobby Owens searching for the perfect wave in Indonesia, Australia, Hawaii, California and the Caribbean. The film was produced by Scott Dittrich.

    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

    Primary title: PROMOTIONAL MOVIE POSTER OF A FILM BY SCOTT DITTRICH TITLED `ADVENTURES IN PARADISE', FEATURES A COLOURED SURREALISTIC ILLUSTRATION OF A SURFER

    Web title: 'Adventures in Paradise'

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