This week’s found photo came to our gal the Fang with virtually no information about where and when it was taken, but it’s a pretty easy guess. Heck, it could have been taken on the set of Beach Blanket Bongos except there never was a movie with that name. Still, this pic says it all, the gal wailin’ away on her bongos, the guy jamming on the uke next to her, her sunglasses and tan, it brings us back to the days of surfing before the Beach Boys came along and told the rest of the world about it, crowding up the beaches and the waves with all manner of gremmie. Basically ruining what was a genuine “alternative lifestyle” (don’t you hate that term?).
3 thoughts on “Gillian’s Found Photo #31”
Maybe this was taken at San Onofre, CA's hallowed longboard break (and name of a Phantom Surfers tune), where even today you can still catch the last glimpses of Moon Dawg. You've probably already seen Domenic Priore & Brian Chidester's book “Pop Surf Culture,” from last year.
The dude on the uke sure got some purdy legs.
I hate that term and I love this picture – I want to jump in it.