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'Blazing Boards'

Date: 1983
Dimensions:
Overall: 535 x 415 mm, 0.022 kg
Display Dimensions: 637 x 415 mm
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Purchased with USA Bicentennial Gift funds
Classification:Posters and postcards
Object Name: Poster
Object No: 00017316
Place Manufactured:California
Related Place:Sydney Opera House,

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    Description
    This promotional poster was produced for the surfing movie 'Blazing Boards' in 1983. It was printed for Alan Rich based on artwork by Rick Griffin of California. The poster lists film screening times at the Sydney Opera House cinema.



    SignificanceThis poster is an example of the types of material produced to promoted surfing movies in the 1980s. This United States produced film features a number of Australian surfers and surf spots and was shown in both Australia and the United States.
    History'Blazing Boards' was a 1983 surf movie featuring surfing and wind surfing in Australia, Mexico, California, Hawaii and the Exotic Isles. The film was produced by Chris Bystrom who later produced 'Beyond Blazing Boards' which featured a number of top Australian surfers.

    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: 'Blazing Boards'

    Primary title: PROMOTIONAL MOVIE POSTER OF A FILM BY ALAN RICH TITLED `BLAZING BOARDS', FEATURES A COLOURED GRAPHIC IMAGE BY RICK GRIFFIN DEPICTING A SURFER ON HIS BOARD AND CARRYING A BAG IN HIS LEFT HAND, PROBABLY MADE IN CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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