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Ross Bailey, Summer City 1977

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Ross Bailey – Mel Gibson’s stunt double in Phil Avalon’s Summer City – poses for promo pic at Tamarama, 1977

Mel Gibson made his big screen debut in Summer City, directed by Phil Avalon in 1977, which tells a story of surfing up the NSW coast in the 1960s. Newcastle surfer Ross Bailey stood in as Mel’s stunt/surfing double and even helped out with the storyline and action. Big thanks to Murray Walding’s Surforama for info and Ross Bailey for photo and ongoing support.

Written by garycrockett

August 8th, 2011 at 1:28 am

Posted in 1960s,1970s

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  1. I know the guy that owns the car featured on this page. He still owns this car to this day and is in the same condition. He grew up in Maroubra and still lives in the area. The car featured before this page is a 37 Ford Sedan and is Australian made.

    Julie Woods

    27 Sep 11 at 8:18 am

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