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A Swingin' Summer movie theatre poster

Date: 1965
Overall: 1276 x 928 mm, 0.1 kg
Display Dimensions: 1040 x 690 mm
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Purchased with USA Bicentennial Gift funds
Classification:Posters and postcards
Object Name: Poster
Object No: 00008592
Place Manufactured:United States

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    This promotional movie poster for the film 'A Swingin' Summer' was printed by the National Screen Service Corp in 1965. The film starred James Stacy, Raquel Welch, William A. Wellman jr, Quinn O'Hara, Martin West, Mary Mitchell and guest starred Allan Jones and Lili Kordell.
    SignificanceThis poster provides an example of the promotional material associated with beach party movies produced during the 1950s and 1960s.
    HistoryDuring the 1950s and 1960s Hollywood developed the beach party movie as a genre. Plots usually centered on teenage gangs that lived around beach. The appeal of surfing in popular culture was in part due to the 1957 publication of Frederick Kohner's novel 'Gidget' and subsequent 'Gidget' films and television series. Following on from the appeal of 'Gidget', American International Pictures produced the surprise hit 'Beach Party' in 1963, helping to popularise surfing and surf music in films.

    'A Swingin' Summer' was a 1965 beach party film co-written and directed by Robert Sparr and featured Raquel Welch in her first starring role. The storyline revolves around three college kids who get involved in plans to save a lakeside dance pavilion from closing.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: A Swingin' Summer

    Primary title: A Swingin' Summer movie theatre poster

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