‘Endless Summer’ gathering rides a wave of nostalgia in Huntington Beach
Mike Schoen clutched an old movie program from the mid-’60s and pointed at all the signatures scribbled on the yellow-tinted paper.
It was a gift from his uncle, Terry Lewis, who as a teen watched the “Endless Summer” movie in his high school auditorium in Long Beach, where Bruce Brown would come out to personally narrate as the movie played for a room full of salty surfers.
He had signatures from Robert August and Mike Hynson, the two stars of the film who took viewers on a trip around the world as they searched for remote waves, chasing the sun and surf. His collection of autographs was complete Saturday after he was able to get Bruce Brown to scribble his name on the five-decade-old program for the cult-classic film.