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Surf Movie Tonite!

Surf Movie Poster Art, 1957-2005

By Matt Warshaw

9 x 12 in; 144 pp;
150 color images
Paperback
October 2005
ISBN 9780811848732
ISBN10 0811848736

SKU# 9780811848732

$19.95
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Surf movies have always attracted a certain kind of audience: passionate, committed, and, quite often, stoned. The posters that advertised these low-budget movies began as colorful notices stapled onto beachside telephone poles in the early fifties. They...
Surf Movie Tonite!


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Surf Movie Tonite!

Surf movies have always attracted a certain kind of audience: passionate, committed, and, quite often, stoned. The posters that advertised these low-budget movies began as colorful notices stapled onto beachside telephone poles in the early fifties. They were full of promises"See the biggest wave EVER!!," "California pointbreak perfection!!"and surfers pounded in, wanting to see the best surfers on the tastiest waves. A splash hit when it debuted in 1966, The Endless Summer, with its ultra dayglo view of beach life, proved that surf movies had made it big time. Four decades later, surf expert Matt Warshaw brings to wave riders everywhere this singular collection of more than 140 amazing and rare posters, covering everything from the bubbly optimism of Gidget to the psychedelic inventiveness of Pacific Vibrations. Including worn ticket stubs, photos of old-time premieres, and a side-splitting history of the surf movie in all its shaggy glory, Surf Movie Tonite! brilliantly illustrates the intersection of beach and film culture.

 

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9 x 12 in; 144 pp;
150 color images
Paperback
October 2005
ISBN 9780811848732
ISBN10 0811848736

Matt Warshaw is the former editor of Surfer magazine and has been writing about surfing since 1984. He is the author of Maverick's and lives in San Francisco.