Thursday, July 19, 2012

Captain's Library & Theatre: BEACH BLANKET BINGO Conclusion

The temps are in the 100s!
Hit the surf with '60s legends Frankie and Annette in the conclusion of...
 This movie is so inherently silly, I'm not even going to try to summarize the plot.
You can read Part 1 HERE and Part 2 (which appeared in our "sister" blog True Love Comics Tales™) HERE and try to figure it out for yourself.
Once you've done that, and presuming you don't have a headache, continue with the story...
Interestingly, most of the "Beach Party" genre films incorporated fantasy elements ranging from ghosts to mermaids to Martians!

Irwin Allen Connection:
1) Frankie Avalon also appeared in the movie version of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, even singing the movie's theme!
2) Lorelei the mermaid was played by future Lost in Space star Marta Kristen (Judy Robinson)!

To give you idea of the flavor of the flick, here's the opening...

This one-shot comic was penciled by John Tartaglone, inked by Dick Giordano, Frank McLaughlin, and Sal Trapani.

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