World’s Largest B-Movie Beach Party

From Tiki Events mailing list:

Will The Thrill and Monica Tiki Goddess to Host

World’s Largest B-Movie Beach Party

The town of Franklin approved using an entire parking lot for my show with THE MOON-RAYS that Saturday night – they will fill it with sand, put up a screen and we’ll have a Drive-In Beach Party smack in the middle of Indiana!

And get the double thrill-bill I chose: Elvis’s 1965 romp Girl Happy and Roger Corman’s 1957 creature feature Attack of The Crab Monsters! What links these 2 films, besides the obvious VD inference? They’re both set on the beach! Monica and I will finally be able to dance to the “Thrillville” theme as performed live by the Moon-Rays, too! Complete details below…cheers, Will

Franklin Indiana will be hosting the Second Annual B Movie Celebration September 26th thru 28th, 2008. We are asking for your help to get the word out. The Celebration will feature screenings of over 50 classic B movies, 20 Educational seminars and the World’s Largest Beach Party, featuring the music of The Moon-Rays. And we really need your help getting the word out.


Waikiki Beachboys by Brian Chidester

Brian Chidester, co-author of Dumb Angel Magazine 4 and the upcoming Pop Surf Culture book (among other things) has a short film about the Waikiki Beachboys on YouTube currently.

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Quote from Tiki central:

It’s a short documentary that I directed four years ago, as a teaser to a larger project about the Waikiki Beachboys… native Hawaiian surf instructors and nightclub entertainers from the jazz age up through the ’60s. There were two great generations of Beachboys, and even though there are still beachboy concessions on Waikiki Beach today, the music and scene is nowhere near what it was back in the day.
I hope you enjoy the clip. I have tons of interview footage ‘in the can.’