Guy Bonson Hemric, 61, who wrote lyrics for "Beach Blanket Bingo" and other beach movies starring Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon, died Jan. 10 of cancer.
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.
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