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A girl or young woman who spends a lot of recreational time on the beach.[1] The golden age of the Beach Bunny culture took place from the 1950s thru the early 1970s.

"BEACH BUNNY beach bunny. A female groupie whose presence at the surfing beach is more for decoration than for sport. IHAT: 1960s. Source: RABBIT. Bunny (WNNCD: 1690) has long been an affectionate name for a young rabbit because of its cute little "cottontail" (Scottish bun "rabbit's tail). Cute little beach bunnies hang out at beaches, admiring the surfers and looking for some action of a different sort." -Robert Allen Palmatier[2]

Fashion

Beach Wear

  • Bikinis
  • Bucket Hats
  • Tulip Hats
  • Short Shorts

Notable Figures

  • Katherine Klara Kohner
  • Annette Funicello
  • Sally Field
  • Sandra Dee
  • Elvis Presley
  • Deborah Walley
  • Cindy Carol
  • Karen Valentine
  • Monie Ellis
  • Shelley Fabares
  • Susan Hart
  • Barbara Eden
  • Ursula Andress
  • Raquel Welch
  • Frankie Avalon

Fictional

  • Gidget
  • Moondoggie

Subgenres

Beach Horror

A B-movie subgenre that was inspired by the popularity of teen beach movies.

Media

Movies

  • Pajama Party
  • Beach Blanket Bingo
  • Beach Party
  • Bikini Beach
  • Muscle Beach Party
  • How To Stuff a Wild Bikini
  • The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini
  • It's a Bikini World
  • Blue Hawaii
  • Clam Bake
  • Ride the Wild Surf
  • The Beach Girls and the Monster
  • The Horror of Party Beach

Television

  • Gidget
  • The Brady Bunch "Hawaii Bound"

Music

  • The Beach Boys
  • Elvis Presley
  • Annette Funicello
  • Brian Hyland "Itsy Bitsy Tennie Weenie Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini"


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