“THE MOVES, THE PEOPLE, THE MUSIC, THE TV SERIES”
Originally published in November 2001
SCANNED PDF DOCUMENT - 216 PAGES
For the first time ever, here are all the facts and details that together form the phenomenon of “GIDGET.” compiled with the help of those actually involved.
Hear the real GIDGET tell her story and the real KAHUNA tell his!
Born at Malibu, California during the summers of 1956 and 1957, the character of “Gidget” was to go on to win the hearts of teenagers everywhere, even those in landlocked areas. She not only helped to establish the image of surfing and the surfer via her first person anecdotes and the subsequent Hollwoodisation of the character, but became a teenage spokesperson for “Women’s Lib” ... or should that be “GIRL POWER!”
A total of eight books followed her teenage escapades from surfing acolyte to married woman, a journey also captured cinematically in a number of films, beginning with GIDGET in 1959.
COWABUNGA! GIDGET GOES ENCYCLOPEDIC captures all these developments and methodically documents ALL the films, ALL the television series (there were TWO), ALL the people involved - real and imaginary - and ALL the music.
As well as all the facts, this extensive documentation also includes a complete FILMOGRAPHY (a breakdown of all the films), SERIESOLOGY (a breakdown of all the episodes) and musical DISCOGRAPHY (a breakdown of all the music), plus a thorough INDEX.