Gidget, a portmanteau of girl and midget, is a surfing movie with a girl protagonist from 1957. It’s no Nicholas Ray film but the first half, if you can get past the slightly annoying Gidget character, is watchable purely for the surfing and general bumming around. None of this wetsuit malarkey you get nowadays. It’s how surfing should be. There’s also a great party luau scene at the end of the film so it’s worth watching the whole thing, despite the ending.
Anyway, at the beginning of the clip the big kahuna is playing a ukulele, the instrument of kings.
This post is pretty much just a virtual toot* to another ukulele owner. Freunde von Freunden is one of those modern day through the key hole sorts of sites where they just go and nose round other peoples houses.
Olimpia Zagnoli is an illustrator who lives in Milan and has a pink flying v ukulele.
Elvis playing the ukulele screen prints. A4 and only an edition of 8. One of these little beauties will be adorning my wall once I get a frame for it. The image is from Blue Hawaii. Andy Warhol eat your heart out.