Cinema: Surf Boredom

Gidget Goes to Rome. A gidget is very much like a tammy. She is a blonde and nubile teen-ager who is as wholesome as a popsicle and quite innocent of cost fan tutte. Only one girl in the whole world may officially style herself Gidget at any given time, and the current incumbent is chirpily brazen, healthily sneaker-shod Cindy Carol, late of North Hollywood High.

One day while idly surfboarding at Malibu, Gidget and her girl friends get to talking about a trip to Rome. But go to Rome without boys? A girl would...

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