Eggheads (7)

By: Joshua Glenn
August 18, 2010

At midcentury, it tickled American funnybones to think of eggheads doing anything remotely athletic.

Eggheads in the End Zone, by Robert L. Scribner, is a satirical 1957 novel about college football.

In December 1964, Ebony Magazine marveled over “Harvard’s Egghead Quarterback.”

And in Beach Party (1963), the first of seven beach party films from American International Pictures, Robert Cummings plays Professor Robert Orwell Sutwell, an anthropologist who studies the “wild mating habits” of Southern California teenagers — and learns to surf.


Seventh in a series of ten posts.