He still has the look of a "teenage heartthrob," and his show was a definite throwback to his days as Moondoggie
on the famed "Gidget" films of the 1960s.
The event will be hosted by Rob Bartlett of the IMUS in the Morning Radio Show and will feature live music from Glen Burtnik and the Weeklings as well as special guests Split Decision and Moondoggie
. The evening will also include a silent auction.
He didn't look the part of Moondoggie
, couldn't begin to surf, and was apprehensive about even going in the water.
Gidget herself (now Kathy Kohner Zuckerman) and artist Billy Al Bengston (aka Moondoggie
), penned forewords for the book.
Rent a board, check out the surf museum (scheduled to open in Jun), grab a beer at the Beachcomber (bar scheduled to open in Feb), and watch bronzed surfers tackle the same waves where Moondoggie
taught Gidget to hang 10.
Komaiko's favorite dialog tag is "laughed," as in Carmie laughed, Moondoggie
laughed, or Coady laughed (apparently done simultaneously with speaking coherent words).
It starred Sandra Dee in the title role and heartthrob James Darren as surfbum wannabe, Moondoggie
. Gidget was the typical white, middle class teenager who had enough disposable income to either buy a surfboard, or cajole her doting parents to buy it for her.
Perhaps decadence is too strong a word, more appropriate to Nero's Rome than the brouhaha created by the fin in the America of Gidget and Moondoggie
. Say then, that the chorus of "Gee-Whiz!"es, "Golly!"s, and Gosh!"es the tail fin elicited was rather more like a boy scout jamboree raised to the mystical seventh power.
(Countless Hawaiian vacations were inspired by the 1961 film Gidget Goes Hawaiian, featuring the eponymous surfer chick and her boyfriend, Moondoggie
.) Hawaii's film legacy includes some of Hollywood's biggest actors and directors--who, despite their renown, often ended up playing second banana to Hawaii itself.
CLINTON - The Spruce Street Tavern dart team "Moondoggies
" recently won the 2011 Minuteman Dart League Central Mass.
, an Americana band that has been touring with Blitzen Trapper, also will be a part of the festivities.
Plus night clubs -- Moondoggies
, Decades, American Original Sports Bar and Lil' Ditties, Or choose to relax and enjoy a cup of Java from Starbucks at Arizona Center.