Gidget

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    Movie ad, 1958

    Gitwithit, Imitation of Eythe, and 3 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. amethystrainn 71 months ago | reply

      Gidget was awesome!!!

    2. Imitation of Eythe 71 months ago | reply

      Oh. you're taking me way way back here! This is one of the first movies I have a conscious memory of seeing. One Saturday afternoon, long ago, at a theatre on Pico Blvd. called The Stadium. It was a nice neighborhood house, and big, as I recall. (It's now a Synagogue. Pass it all the time, but I still think of the old "Stadium"). I fell in love with this movie as a little boy, and it made me want to become a surfer -- I thought these guys looked "so cool" -- only people didn't use that expression then.

      Interesting back story on the story of "Gidget". Fredrick Kohner was a well-known writer out here in those days, and his brother, Paul Kohner was an agent. Paul had started in the business thru "Uncle" Carl Laemmle, the man who founded Universal. Fredrick's daughter loved to surf with the guys' down in Malibu where they were living, and watching her one day, he got the idea for "Gidget"! It's actually a good movie, that still holds-up very well on it's own.

    3. Birdman of El Paso 71 months ago | reply

      A cleaner and more wholesome Miley Cyrus

      Happy Trails!

    4. Pete Zarria 71 months ago | reply

      Who wouldn't go for Sandra Dee?

    5. Suzanne's stream 71 months ago | reply

      I saw it too, wonderful add!

    6. suesue2 71 months ago | reply

      awww Gidget !! ;-D

    7. loungelistener 70 months ago | reply

      Hard to believe she was married to Bobby Darin, they just didn't seem a good match. Her real name was Alexandra Cymboliak Zuck... not hard to see why they changed it.

      I had an old girlfriend who had the nickname of Gidget, dubbed that by her father...she hated it. If -I- called her that, I'd get the dagger stare.

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