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Accidental Icon: The Real Gidget Story

Overview

In the summer of 1956, a Los Angeles teenager named Kathy Kohner became enchanted with boys, surfing, and Malibu beaches. None of this might sound particularly newsworthy, though it became such when Kohner vividly captured all of it in her diary. She turned the volume over to her father, screenwriter Frederick Kohner (The Lady and the Monster), who saw the material as a potential goldmine, given its colorful stories about such characters as surfers Moondoggie, Tubesteak and Kahuna. Kohner promptly turned the ...
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Overview

In the summer of 1956, a Los Angeles teenager named Kathy Kohner became enchanted with boys, surfing, and Malibu beaches. None of this might sound particularly newsworthy, though it became such when Kohner vividly captured all of it in her diary. She turned the volume over to her father, screenwriter Frederick Kohner (The Lady and the Monster), who saw the material as a potential goldmine, given its colorful stories about such characters as surfers Moondoggie, Tubesteak and Kahuna. Kohner promptly turned the diary into a bestselling novel, woven around Gidget (amalgam of 'girl' and 'midget') - a fictional character based on Kathy. Sequels followed, as well as movies, two television series (one of which helped launch the career of Sally Field), a meteoric rise in the popularity of surfing, and much more. This documentary from director Brian L. Gillogly reexamines the "Gidget phenomenon." It includes newly-shot interviews with Field, the late Cliff Robertson, actor Gregory Harrison, director Paul Wendkos,Kohner herself (here credited by her married name, Kathy Zuckerman) and many others.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/27/2011
  • UPC: 760137523796
  • Original Release: 2011
  • Rating:

  • Source: Level 33 Entertainme
  • Language: English
  • Time: 60:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 47,802

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jorja Fox Voice Only
Kathy "Gidget" Zuckerman Participant
Sally Field Participant
Cliff Robertson Participant
James Darren Participant
Gregory Harrison Participant
Caryn Richman Participant
Paul Wendkos Participant
Don Stroud Participant
Rabbit Kekai Participant
Leah Dawson Participant
Layne Beachley Participant
Summer Romero Participant
Jericho Poppler Bartlow Participant
Kassia Meador Participant
Belen Kimble Participant
Carla Rowland Participant
Lance Carson Participant
Mike Doyle Participant
Mickey Munoz Participant
Technical Credits
Brian Gillogly Director, Producer, Screenwriter
David Arnold Cinematographer
Brian Denny Editor
Robert Masters Executive Producer
Liza Mitchell Associate Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Accidental Icon: The Real Gidget Story
1. Chapter 1 [9:01]
2. Chapter 2 [10:54]
3. Chapter 3 [9:56]
4. Chapter 4 [9:33]
5. Chapter 5 [9:42]
6. Chapter 6 [10:38]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Accidental Icon: The Real Gidget Story
   Play Movie
   Chapters
   Special Features
      Jamie Budge
      Rohloff on Rohloff
      Extended Ending
      Gidget & Rabbit at Duke's
      More From Level 33 Entertainment
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