“A Swinging Summer” was filmed ENTIRELY in Lake Arrowhead in 1964 and released in ’65; this is the 50th anniversary of the making of the film.
Join Emcee and renowned mountain Historian, Russ Keller and Associate Producer Larry Mole Parker for a fabulous evening.
The film is a musical comedy in the teen age, “Beach Party” genre of the era. It was shot in techniscope and features stunning pictures of the Village and the lake.
“Summer” stars Raquel Welch in her feature film and singing debut, as well as William Wellman Jr., James Stacy and Lori Williams.
The “plot” loosely involves a group of teen beach buddies leaving the beach for the summer for a change of scenery at Lake Arrowhead and a season of fun, water sports and concert promotion at the Pavilion in the Village. The rock acts that were gathered in the low budget film for the concert promotion plot element included the Righteous Brothers, Gary Lewis (son of comedian Jerry Lewis) and the Playboys, the Rip Cords and Donnie Brooks. Some of these music groups went on to a measure of success after the film was released, especially the Righteous Brothers.
Make sure you arrive early to assure you can get a place to park!