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'Surf Party' lobby card

Date: 1964
Dimensions:
Overall: 278 x 356 mm
Display Dimensions: 280 x 355 mm
Medium: Colour lithograph printed on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Purchased with USA Bicentennial Gift funds
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Lobby Card
Object No: 00008587
Place Manufactured:United States

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    Description
    This is an original lobby card was printed in the United States to promote 'Surf Party', released in 1964 by Twentieth Century Fox. Starring Bobby Vinton and Jackie De Shannon, 'Surf Party' was one of several mainstream films that capitalised on surfing's growing popularity in the mid-1960s. As with many lobby cards, which were displayed in theatre lobbies, a still from the film is the main feature of the design.
    SignificanceThe lobby card is representative of cinema advertising from the 1950s and 1960s.
    HistoryDuring the 1950s and 1960s Hollywood developed the beach movie as a genre. Aimed at a teen market, plots usually centered on surfing contests or the adventures of teenage gangs that lived around beach. In 'Surf Party', a group of adolescents from Arizona head to Malibu Beach for a holiday. The soundtrack includes The Astronauts' hits 'Fire Water' and 'Surf Party', and 'White Water' and 'Crack Up' by The Routers.
    Additional Titles

    Primary title: 'SURF PARTY' LOBBY CARD FOR 20TH CENTURY-FOX'S FILM, MAIN IMAGE IS OF THREE GIRLS IN SWIMSUITS LOOKING OUT FROM THE BEACH

    Web title: 'Surf Party' lobby card

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