Continuing with the saga of the behind-the-scenes success of the iconic Bruce Brown surf film, “The Endless Summer,” and the huge role played by R. Paul Allen in the whole thing. When I started this story I actually had not intended it to be so long. I figured I would condense it to a few weeks, but the response has been so great from you readers that I have decided to not cut anything out and tell the whole story just as it was told to me in an email from Paul himself.
I’m continuing with the series on the behind-the-scenes story of the iconic surf film “The Endless Summer,” and R. Paul Allen’s huge role in the success of the entire project. Last week we left off right after the film was shown to invitation-only audiences in Los Angeles. I might point out that there was a previous showing about a month before that to a handful of local surfers in the Dana Point area to get feedback. My girlfriend, “Banzai Betty,” and I were part of that group.
We are going to continue with this series on the behind-the-scenes look at how “The Endless Summer, “ the movie by Bruce Brown, came about and was so successful. This is the story of R. Paul Allen and his hand in the project. Here’s a quick note before we go one here: I hope you all have an extremely Cool Yule. Also, in case you didn’t hear, this story is timely as Bruce Brown just passed away at age 80.
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