Monday, June 26, 2006

Gidget Goes 65

Did you know that "Gidget," published in 1957, outsold Jack Kerouac's "On the Road"? The book would spawn the Sandra Dee movies, as well as the Sally Field television series.

Lots of surfers in my day blamed the Gidget phenom for the unwelcome change of surfing from a niche lifestyle to fullblown public mania.

Kathy Kohner Zuckerman, the original "girl midget," unwitting pawn or evil genius behind surfing's popularity? You decide.

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