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Pamphlet promoting 1970s Surf Film Festival

Date: c 1975
Dimensions:
Overall: 281 x 212 mm, 0.006 kg
Medium: Printed ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Purchased with USA Bicentennial Gift funds
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Pamphlet
Object No: 00017326
Place Manufactured:California

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    Description
    This mid 1970s pamphlet was produced for the promotion of the Surf Film Festival, held in California. The films which featured in the festival were `A Winters Tale' by Sheppard-Usher Films, `Salt Water Wine' by Alan Rich, `Acapulco Gold' by Bob Grosvenor, `Waves' by Bagley-Gellatly Productions, `Tales From The Tube' by Cording-Humphries Films, `Liquid Space' by Dale Davis, `On Any Morning' by David Sumpter, and `A Sea For Yourself' by Hal Jepsen. The pamphlet, which included illustrations of a boy riding a penny farthing and Mickey Mouse riding a skateboard, was designed by Gary Norman.
    SignificanceThis movie pamphlet illustrates the role of surfing in popular culture, and is an important example of the promotional material associated with surf movies of this period.
    HistoryIn the 1960s surf art moved off the cover of surfing magazines and onto film posters promoting movies featuring young male surfers riding large waves in exotic locations. By the 1970s surfing films had shifted from 1960s Hollywood beach party musicals produced for the broader community, to the 'soul-surfing' exploration of counterculture lifestyles. During this era films were either created in a documentary style, which targeted the surfing enthusiast, or as a fictional feature film with the focus on the reality of surfing.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: Pamphlet promoting 1970s Surf Film Festival

    Primary title: PROMOTIONAL MOVIE PAMPHLET FOR A SURF FILM FESTIVAL HELD IN CALIFORNIA

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