Happy Hour with History: Documentary Screening
Join the Hermosa Beach Historical Society at the Hermosa Beach Museum for the June installment of Happy
Hour with History! We will be joined by Producer and Director Carl Ackerman for a screening of his latest documentary THE LIFESTORY OF DOC BALL. Film introduction with Carl Ackerman and John Grannis.
“The Life Story of Doc Ball” is a 54-minute documentary based on the life of the first dedicated surf photographer. Doc Ball had a huge influence on promoting surfing world-wide during the 1930’s and 1940’s because of his over 900 photographs and thousands of feet of 16mm film that he shot in and out of the water.
Doc retells the history of surfing in California as captured through his lens including personal remembrances of Tom Blake, Duke Kahanamoku, Pete Peterson, Whitey Harrison, The Palos Verdes Surfing Club and other top surfers and innovators of that pioneering time.
DOCUMENTARY TRAILER LINK: https://vimeo.com/641340314/541fd47cff
DOCUMENTARY WEBSITE: https://www.docballmovie.com/
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:
Advance ticket registration is required for the event
Hand sanitizer will be available for guests and museum personnel throughout the facility
We strongly recommend that all attendees wear a mask at this event
Please stay home if you are feeling unwell or have been exposed to COVID-19