Announcing the Beach Party Blogathon!

Beach Party Frankie Annette

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, along comes the Beach Party Blogathon.

The event is now over, and this page is the archive of the blogathon posts. Here are the fully illustrated daily roundups, or scroll down the page to see all the links: 

here’s the original announcement:

Save the dates June 8-12, 2015, because that’s the time to blog about any movie involving the beach or seaside. If it parties on the shore, sets foot on the sand, munches on swimmers, wades into or comes out of the ocean, or makes you love or hate the deep, you can write about it. Endless summer surfing and wild bikinis, sharks and sea monsters, leis and lagoons, juvenile delinquents, musclebound hunks, music stars, tropical climes and treasure hunters, all are welcome. We’re gonna need a bigger boat.

Beach Party Jaws 

Your hostesses for this cruise along coastal cinema are Ruth of Silver Screenings and Kristina of Speakeasy.

 Beach Party Flipper

In keeping with the spirit of a beach party, there aren’t too many rules. You can post any day during the blogathon, you can pick a movie from any era – and don’t worry if someone picked your choice already, because more than one blogger covering the same movie is just fine. Beach Party Black Lagoon

All you need to do is sign up right here with your choice(s) and blog info, grab one of the fabulous banners seen in this post, put it on your blog, get in shape and show up to our clambake June 8-12.

(the form is closed)

 Beach Party Gidget

Bring us the pendulum, kiddies, we feel like swinging!

here were all the 2015 Beach Party Posts:

Movie Movie Blog Blog looks at a “money-sucking machine” in the shark-infested Open Water(2004).

Caftan Woman investigates a stylish 1920s Hawaiian mystery in The Black Camel (1931).

Sister Celluloid grooves to the horror monster musical, The Horror of Party Beach (1964).

Now Voyaging sails to the south Pacific with Bob Hope and Bing Crosby in Road to Singapore(1940).

Moon Over Gemini discovers life really is a beach in Local Hero (1984).

British Film Classics goes on a seaside vacation with Holiday Camp (1947).

Girls Do Film looks at the scandal and the story of And God Created Woman (1956).

Pop Culture Reverie remembers Dorothy McGuire and Richard Egan in A Summer Place(1957).

Victim to Charm finds a hidden gem in Disney’s Teen Beach Movie (2013).

No Nonsense with Nuwan Sen dreams about Manderley in Hitchcocks’s Rebecca (1940).

Destroy All Fanboys! explores the Bad/Good Humanoids from the Deep (1980).

Sixties Cinema rolls with The Beach Boys and The Girls on the Beach (1965).

Speakeasy does a little summer reading with Hollywood Surf and Beach Movies by Thomas Lisanti.

Old Hollywood Films shows us how To Catch a Thief (1955).

Thrift Shop Commando plays a little Beach Blanket Bingo (1965).

Sepia Stories joins Hercule Poirot in Evil Under the Sun (1982).

Outspoken and Freckled lays it on us with Beach Party Films: The Fashion, Music & Pop Culture.

B Noir Detour weathers the storm in the film noir Key Largo (1948).

Barry Bradford follows The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) to the beach

Once Upon a Screen tells why CLAMBAKE (1967) is the CITIZEN KANE of Beach Party Movies

Movies, Silently has Clara Bow going Hawaiian in Hula (1927) A Silent Film Review

The Last Drive In has a double feature: CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (1954) & Night Tide (1961) in Gills-A LOVE STORY

Century Film Project looks at La Mer (1895) and the overall appeal of the beach and sea in film

Everything Noir revisits some fascinating dudes in Point Break (1991)

Movie Fanfare says Life’s a Beach, and So Is Joan, in Female on the Beach (1955)

Vivien Leigh finds Evil Under The Sun (1982)

The Stop Button joins Mr. Hulot’s Holiday (1953)

The Stalking Moon goes Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953)

Shadows & Satin has the noir Drive a Crooked Road (1954)

Mike’s Take on the Movies hunts the Jaws-alike Great White (1981)

Wolffian Classic movies goes on Tarzan’s New York Adventure (1942)

It Came from the Man Cave recalls discovering the 3D Creature in Summer of ’82

Wide Screen World searches for the perfect wave with the documentary, Endless Summer (1966).

Le Mot de Cinephiliaque reminisces about a New York summer blockbuster, Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995).

The Doglady’s Den tangles with Sean Connery as James Bond in Dr. No (1962).

Retro Critica ventures into laughter and adventure in The Palm Beach Story (1942).

Classic Film and TV Café cringes at The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini(1966).

Silver Screenings invites you to a Beach Party (1963)

Forgotten Films remembers The Fat Spy (1966)

Cinematic Catharsis goes for seconds with Jaws 2

The Movie Rat follows FLIPPER from silver to small screen

No Nonsense with Nuwan Sen has the Italian Film Il Compleanno; English: David’s Birthday (2009)

Reel Distracted spends time on Creepshow 2’s The Raft

Love Letters to Old Hollywood writes about Esther Williams in Dangerous When Wet (1953)

Silver Scenes go Back to the Beach (1987)

Make Mine Criterion has Such a Pretty Little Beach (1949)

The Hannibal 8 visits Bikini Beach (1964)

Totally Filmi has Mosayile Kuthira Meenukal; English: Swordfishes of Big Tides (2014)

U.P. Schlock fishes out the Creature from the Haunted Sea (1961)

Confessions of a Broccoli Addict searches for depth in The Blue Lagoon (1980)

Tales of the Easily Distracted has a double bill of Jaws (1975) and the appeal of Eric Von Zipper

Bubblegum Aesthetics compares the 1991 and 2015 versions of Point Blank.

Laura’s Miscellaneous Musings watches 1963’s Beach Party for the first time.

Cinematic Frontier wades into the deep with the original blockbuster Jaws (1975)

Dell on Movies relishes in the unintentionally hilarious Creature from the Haunted Sea(1961).

The Wonderful World of Cinema explores Italian Neorealism with Stromboli (1950).

Film Grimoire tells us not to expect too much from Orca (1977).

Cinema Monolith waxes nostalgic about the California vibe with Malibu Beach (1978).

Speakeasy dreams of a tropical vacation in Elvis’ Blue Hawaii (1961).

A Shroud of Thoughts can’t help but like Beach Blanket Bingo (1965).

The Filmatelist runs wild with Billy Wilder and Some Like it Hot (1959).

A Classic Movie Blog shares the odd but musical The Beach Girls and the Monster (1965).

Portraits by Jenni examines the haunting and beautifully filmed Whale Rider (2002).

Old Movies Nostalgia watches her first Elvis movie,  Girl Happy (1965)

Skeleton Pete loves The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966)

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies brings us back to where it started with Gidget (1959)


147 thoughts on “Announcing the Beach Party Blogathon!

  1. If nobody’s actually doing Jaws, allow me to “sink my teeth” into it.

    Vinnie wants to write about Harvey Lembeck, the man behind the legend that Erik Von Zipper.

      1. Thanks, Kristina and Ruth! We of Team Bartiluci always look forward to your Blogathons, and the Beach Party Blogathon looks like this will be the best! We look forward and including us here at Team B; we look forward to hanging 10 at the Beach Party! 😀 Thanks, too for including our Double-Feature for Team Bartilucci’ salute to Beach Party’s hilarious foil Harvey Lembeck as Eric Von Zipper of the Beach Party! Need more terror to perk things even more? We’ll give you JAWS, too! Thanks again you gals!

        1. Always a pleasure to include you and have fun with the movies, bloggers and friends! Thanks for the nice words and for bringing both Jaws and Zipper to the Beach Party 🙂 sounds like a buddy movie!

  2. I HAVE to do “Gidget”!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My heart literally starting beating harder as I checked the list to see if anyone had picked it yet.

    1. Hi! I’m Kristina’s co-host, just checking in while she’s away enjoying the TCM Film Fest – that lucky duck! Does “Carnival of Souls” take place on a beach or seaside town? I haven’t seen it, and I can’t really seem to find a good description of it online.

  3. Kristina, can I change mine from Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday to Bergman’s The Seventh Seal? It’ll be a much darker choice, but it’s a film I haven’t done before. Thanks! 🙂

  4. Whooooa Duuude! I gotta catch this wave before it crashes. Could you hammer up a sign from the Silver Scene cats who are claiming “Back to the Beach”? There’d be no beach party without the Big Kahuna in the mix, it was the last of the beach movies made and featured King Avalon himself with the Jif gal, Annette. Rad posters man.

    The Metzinger Sisters
    Silver Scenes

    1. you bet, I’m back on duty and will be updating everything shortly! Thanks so much for joining up! The posters are wonderful, great work by 🙂

    1. yes that’s fine, there’s no limit re duplicates this time so you may pick whatever you like! I’ll put you down for hulot but feel free to switch if you wish. Thanks!

      1. If I were any good, I would suggest that Andrew and I play chess on the beach to decide who does Seventh Seal. 😉

        Hulot is a lot of fun as a beach movie, so I’ll look forward to reading this one.

  5. i wasn’t going to participate in this one, but as the youngest and I are planning on watching Whale Rider tonight(his first time to see it) I thought, eh, why not blog about this movie? There’s a beach, an ocean, and a whale, so why not? 🙂 I’ll have it ready on that Friday, June 12th.

  6. Dear Kristina,

    Gary from MovieFanFare here. I’d like to toss my big floppy beach hat in the ring with a review of a prime ’50s Joan Crawford soaper, Female on the Beach, which will run on MFF on Tues., June 9. Thanks.

  7. Hi, I just wanted to check if my submission went through. I sent it in a day or two ago through my phone and haven’t seen it included in the line-up. I totally understand if it’s been busy and you haven’t gotten to updating–I just wanted to be sure. The film I chose is Dangerous When Wet, for the blog Love Letters to Old Hollywood.

  8. Hello Kristina and Ruth! Been absent from the blogathon whirlwind recently but would like to jump back in for this groovy beach thing you’ve got cooking up right now. I’ll throw at least one post on the BBQ: BENEATH THE 12 MILE REEF (1953)…and possible one other, still pondering on that one. Thanks for putting this shindig on!

      1. Kristina, I’m looking forward to reading FEMALE ON THE BEACH! Team Bartilucci’s JAWS and Erik Von Zipper is coming soon, too! 😀


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