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'The Beach Girls and the Monster'

Date: 1965
Dimensions:
Overall: 1277 x 925 mm, 8.8 kg
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Purchased with USA Bicentennial Gift funds
Classification:Posters and postcards
Object Name: Poster
Object No: 00008593
Place Manufactured:United States

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    Description
    This promotional movie poster for the film 'The Beach Girls and the Monster', was printed by the National Screen Service Corporation in 1965. The film starred Jon Hall, Sue Casey, Arnold Lessing, Elaine DuPont and Walker Edmiston. The poster features black and white stills from the films, including young people on the beach dancing, partying and surfing, while a monster lurks above.
    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.

    'The Beach Girls and the Monster' was a black and white beach party horror film. It was released in September 1965 by U.S. Films Inc and featured a monster, shrouded in seaweed, who started killing kids on Santa Monica beach. Dale Davis, a filmmaker from the 1960s who produced an abundance of surfing films, shot some of the surfing footage for the movie.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: 'The Beach Girls and the Monster'

    Primary title: 'THE BEACH GIRLS AND THE MONSTER' MOVIE THEATRE POSTER FOR US FILMS, INC FILM, ILLUSTRATION OF A BEACH BLANKET SET OUT ON THE SAND, AROUND IT ARE BLACK AND WHITE STILLS FROM THE FILM

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