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Movies: "Gidget Goes Hawaiian"

Aug. 6, 1961 - Arriving in local theatres this week is "Gidget Goes Hawaiian," a Columbia romantic comedy with Deborah Walley (pictured), James Darren, and Carl Reiner. The film is a sequel to the 1959 Sandra Dee "beach movie" vehicle "Gidget." Dee was under contract to Universal for the rival series film "Tammy Tell Me True" and would not be released to Columbia to reprise her hit role. The sequel expands the archetypal high school teen surfer girl's romance with her college sweetheart Moondoggie.


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