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'Ticket to Ride'

Date: 1988 - 1989
Dimensions:
Overall: 432 x 280 mm, 0.01 kg
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Purchased with USA Bicentennial Gift funds
Classification:Posters and postcards
Object Name: Poster
Object No: 00017314
Place Manufactured:California

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    Description
    This promotional poster was printed for the surfing movie 'Ticket to Ride'. The poster features six photographic images of surfing scenes and contains film screening information for Belmont, Newcastle and Toukley in New South Wales.
    SignificanceThis poster is an example of the types of promotional material associated with surfing movies from the 1980s. This American movie was both shown and released on video in Australia.


    Join Johnny Boy Gomes, Martin Potter, Tom Curren, Ronnie Burns, Max Medieros, Buttons , Tom Carroll, Richard Schmidt and the other top pros as the step up, grab hold, and take off with their ticket to rip. Filmed in many new, never before seen locations including Tahiti, the Cook Islands, Fiji, Mainland Mexico, Rarotonga, Hawaii, New Zealand, Maui, Samoa, Tonga, Pennsylvania, and California.


    History'Ticket to Ride' is a surf movie featuring prominent surfers of the 1980s including Tom Carroll, Johnny Boy Gomes, Tom Curren and Martin Potter. The film showed surfing footage from California, Tonga, Hawaii, Fiji, Tahiti, New Zealand, Mexico, the Cook Islands, Samoa. The film was produced by Steve Soderberg.

    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: 'Ticket to Ride'

    Primary title: Promotional movie poster of surfing film by Steve Soderberg titled `Ticket to ride'

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