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    Beach Party (American International, 1963). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). This was the first of the American International Beach Party movies, in which Anthropology Professor Robert Cummings and his assistant Dorothy Malone hit the beaches to study the mating habits of the American teenager. Their main subjects turn out to be Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello, who spend the rest of the movie surfing, dancing, and battling a gang of motorcycle toughs led by Eric von Zipper (Harvey Lembeck), who tries to abduct Funicello. Originally intended as a low-budget spoof of the Elvis Presley musicals, the series soon took on a life of its own, making Frankie and Annette beach blanket icons. This lovely half sheet has a small tear in the bottom border and light fold wear, but is otherwise in superb condition, making it a great piece from a cult classic film. Folded, Very Fine+.

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    November, 2008
    7th-8th Friday-Saturday
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