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Quiz about Beach Movie Stars
Quiz about Beach Movie Stars

Beach Movie Stars Trivia Quiz


Some interesting facts regarding the actors who appeared in the various 60's-era beach movies.

A multiple-choice quiz by shanteyman. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
shanteyman
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
279,579
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
5 / 10
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641
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Top 20% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. Which actress makes her movie debut in 1965's "A Swingin' Summer", playing a girl searching for a perfect boyfriend? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Which actor has a recurring role in six beach movies, portraying a biker villain named Eric Von Zipper? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Which comedian stars as Jack Fanny, the hapless body builder coach in "Muscle Beach Party"? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Which horror film genre actor stars as "The Corpse" in "The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini" in 1966? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Sandra Dee stars in the 1959 beach movie "Gidget" with James Darren. Who plays Gidget with Darren in the sequel, "Gidget Goes Hawaiian"? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Which beach movie features Elsa Lanchester (The Bride of Frankenstein) as Aunt Wendy and silent film star Buster Keaton as Chief Rotten Eagle? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Which beach movie features a song and dance number by Mickey Rooney, playing a character named Peachy Keane? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Which beach party movie features Nancy Sinatra in the cast? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Which beach movie is set in Fort Lauderdale Beach and features singer Connie Francis in the cast? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Which movie, with Noreen Corcoran, Linda Marshall, Ahna Capri and Nancy Spry, centers around sorority girls who try to raise money to save their sorority house? Hint



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1. Which actress makes her movie debut in 1965's "A Swingin' Summer", playing a girl searching for a perfect boyfriend?

Answer: Raquel Welch

Raquel plays Jeri, a female student who's analytically searching for an ideal boyfriend amid the frivolity of dance hall shenanigans. After winning several beauty pageants and a stint as a weather girl, Raquel was given guest spots on television shows such as "Bewitched", "McHale's Navy", and "The Virginian".

The role in "A Swingin' Summer" led to a 20th Century Fox contract and a career in movies. Donna Loren is seen in "Beach Blanket Bingo", while Lori Williams and Quinn O'Hara are both in "A Swingin' Summer" with Raquel.
2. Which actor has a recurring role in six beach movies, portraying a biker villain named Eric Von Zipper?

Answer: Harvey Lembeck

Harvey starred as Cpl. Rocco Barbella on "The Phil Silvers Show" a.k.a. "Sgt. Bilko". He portrays Eric Von Zipper in all of the American International Pictures beach party films except "Muscle Beach Party". In 1964 he co-starred with Debbie Reynolds in "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" and is in "Stalag 17". Jesse White is a character actor who appears in "Pajama Party" and is primarily remembered as the Maytag repairman in commercials. Chad Everett is the lead in "Get Yourself a College Girl".

He went on to star in "Medical Center". John Ashley appears in several teen movies including American International Picture's "Dragstrip Girl".
3. Which comedian stars as Jack Fanny, the hapless body builder coach in "Muscle Beach Party"?

Answer: Don Rickles

"Muscle Beach Party" is the second American International Pictures beach movie and is one of many directed by William Asher. He went on to direct television's "Bewitched". Don Rickles was already a well-known stand-up comic when the film was made and went on to be in several movies, including "Kelly's Heroes".

The late Morey Amsterdam is best known as Buddy on "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and stars in "Muscle Beach Party" in the role of Cappy. Comedian Buddy Hackett plays S. Z. Matts, a business manager in the movie. Peter Lupus is one of Jack Fanny's body builders and was a regular cast member of television's "Mission Impossible".
4. Which horror film genre actor stars as "The Corpse" in "The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini" in 1966?

Answer: Boris Karloff

Best known for 1931's "Frankenstein" and the monster sequels, Boris appears in the beach movie as the corpse of Hiram Stokely. He also played "The Mummy" among his many horror films. He has a cameo appearance as an art dealer who blanches at the sight of Don Rickles' paintings in "Beach Party". Horror film staple Vincent Price appears in the beach movies "Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine" and the sequel "Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs". Bobby "Boris" Pickett had a 1962 number one with "The Monster Mash" and is a cast member of "It's a Bikini World". Peter Lorre is known for playing sociopaths such as Cairo in "The Maltese Falcon" and is Mr. Strangdour in "Muscle Beach Party".
5. Sandra Dee stars in the 1959 beach movie "Gidget" with James Darren. Who plays Gidget with Darren in the sequel, "Gidget Goes Hawaiian"?

Answer: Deborah Walley

Walley's acting career took off after being given the starring role. After her stint as Gidget, Walley made a few Disney films, such as "Bon Voyage!" with Fred MacMurray and Tommy Kirk. She acted in a number of beach party and teen genre films, including "Ski Party", "Beach Blanket Bingo", "The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini" and "It's a Bikini World".

Some of the films showcase her voice. Barbara Eden is in "Ride The Wild Surf" with Fabian. She went on to star as Jeannie in "I Dream of Jeannie". Harmon landed roles in such films as the bikini flick "Village of the Giants" and is remembered as the seductive girl who is washing a car in "Cool Hand Luke". Linda Evans plays Sugar Cane in "Beach Blanket Bingo" and went on to be in "The Big Valley" and "Dynasty".
6. Which beach movie features Elsa Lanchester (The Bride of Frankenstein) as Aunt Wendy and silent film star Buster Keaton as Chief Rotten Eagle?

Answer: Pajama Party

Elsa's roles in British films helped her gain the title role in "Bride of Frankenstein", the film for which she is probably best remembered. She was married to British actor Charles Laughton. After "Bride of Frankenstein" she returned to England to appear with him in movies. Silent film actor Buster Keaton's trademark is physical comedy with a stoic, deadpan expression on his face, which earned him the nickname "The Great Stone Face". "Pajama Party" also features an early screen appearance of Teri Garr. Frankie Avalon has little more than a short cameo during the the final minutes of the film. "Pajama Party" is one of only two American International Pictures beach party films not directed by William Asher. "Pajama Party" actress Donna Loren was the "Dr. Pepper Girl" in the sixties.
7. Which beach movie features a song and dance number by Mickey Rooney, playing a character named Peachy Keane?

Answer: How to Stuff a Wild Bikini

Mickey Rooney began as a child actor and, as a teen, starred in the "Andy Hardy" series of movies. He is paired with Judy Garland in several films. He's a versatile actor who appears in numerous other movies. "How to Stuff a Wild Bikini" is the last "Beach Party" film to feature Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello. Dwayne Hickman actually costars opposite Annette Funicello, who was pregnant during shooting and filmed mostly above the waist. Elizabeth Montgomery has an uncredited cameo in the movie.

The opening credits feature clay animation done by Art Clokey, the creator of Gumby. In Fabian's "Ride the Wild Surf" a group of friends go to Hawaii in order to practice surfing. "Beach Blanket Bingo" is the fourth Frankie and Annette movie. "Surf Party" centers around a girl who travels to California with a couple of friends.
8. Which beach party movie features Nancy Sinatra in the cast?

Answer: The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini

Originally, this film was to star Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello, however, Avalon wanted to appear in more serious roles and Funicello wanted to spend more time with her family. It turned out to be the final beach party film and is the only beach party film that doesn't take place on an actual beach. Nancy Sinatra had success as a singer with "These Boots Were Made For Walkin'" and follow-up hits.

She appears in other movies including "Speedway" with Elvis Presley, "Get Yourself a College Girl" and "The Last of the Secret Agents".

In "The Horror of Party Beach" sea creatures terrorize a beach community. In "C'mon, Let's Live a Little" the main character is a folk singer. "It's a Bikini World" revolves around the main character trying to attract a feminist in a beach setting.
9. Which beach movie is set in Fort Lauderdale Beach and features singer Connie Francis in the cast?

Answer: Where the Boys Are

"Where the Boys Are" has a cast of notables, including George Hamilton, Dolores Hart, Yvette Mimeaux, Paula Prentiss and Jim Hutton. It centers around four dissimilar girls on spring break, looking for romance on the Florida beach. "When the Boys Meet the Girls" is set in rural Nevada and features Connie Frances and Harve Presnell. "The Beach Girls and the Monster" is a 1965 beach horror flick based in Laguna beach. "C'mon Let's Live a Little" is a beach movie with Jackie DeShannon, Bobby Vee and Kim Carnes.
10. Which movie, with Noreen Corcoran, Linda Marshall, Ahna Capri and Nancy Spry, centers around sorority girls who try to raise money to save their sorority house?

Answer: The Girls on the Beach

The 1965 release is about the Alpha Beta girls who organize a beauty pageant on the beach to raise money. They meet boys who claim to know the Beatles and plan a concert. "Beach Ball" is another 1965 teen beach movie and stars Edd "Kooky" Byrnes as the leader of a band that stages a show to get their instruments out of hock. Edd starred in the 1950's detective show "77 Sunset Strip." "Surf Party" stars Bobby Vinton and Jackie DeShannon. Troy Donahue is in the cast of "Palm Springs Weekend".
Source: Author shanteyman

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