Terry ‘Tubesteak’ Tracy: 6 Fascinating Facts About the Real Kahuna from ‘Gidget’

Posted on 08/27/2012 by |Who's News | Comments

LegacyIf you were a guy growing up around 1960, you probably daydreamed at some point about how great it would be to trade places with The Kahuna, the world-wise, Bohemian beach bum portrayed by Cliff Robertson in the 1959 beach-movie classic Gidget. As Malibu’s foremost surfer and hipster philosopher-king, Robertson’s Kahuna seemed almost too cool to be real. But in fact, the character was based upon a real person, Terry “Tubesteak” Tracy. And he was a friend of the real Gidget, Kathy Kohner …

Behind the Scenes: “Your Life Calling” Meets A Sand Sculptor

Posted on 07/11/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

WorkThe following is a guest post by Kim Sedmak, Executive Producer of Your Life Calling TODAY. Santa Cruz, California is quite a place! Even Jane admitted that after all these years, she doesn’t take her job for granted. Who can complain when you’re sent to to such a beautiful location and spend the day working on the beach? The first night we arrived, the most glorious full moon rose over the Pacific Ocean. I sat on my hotel room balcony …