It's a slick way of introducing the autobio, and Funicello is poised, charming and lovely. (A neat juxtaposition under Corcoran's hand occurs late in the TV movie when LaRue passes the As Annette…
Walt Disney Co. paid tribute yesterday to its paradigm of 1950s youth, Annette Funicello, as part of its Disney Legends Award program. Held on the Disney lot, the program honors individuals whose…
This is American International's followup to Beach Party, its click of a year earlier. The novelty of surfing has worn off, leaving in its wake little more than a conventional teenage-geared romantic…
Beach Party is a bouncy bit of lightweight fluff, attractively cast, beautifully set (Malibu Beach), and scored throughout with a big twist beat. It has a kind of direct, simple-minded cheeriness.