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Beaches is a 1988 movie adapted by Mary Agnes Donoghue from the novel Beaches by Iris Rainer Dart. It was directed by Garry Marshall, and stars Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey, John Heard, Spalding Gray, Lainie Kazan, Mayim Bialik and Marcie Leeds.


Rich girl Hilary Essex (Leeds) and child performer CC Bloom (Bialik) meet on the beach at Atlantic City, New Jersey, and become friends, growing up (Hershey and Midler) to support each other and vie for the love of the same man.


It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Art Direction (Albert Brenner and Garrett Lewis).


The beach house in the movie is located in Crystal Cove State Park.




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BEACH CAM - Live webcam from Venice Beach, California (354 words)
Venice Beach, just south of Santa Monica, is an eclectic, funky, and definitely unique place where sidewalk vendors line the boardwalk selling their wares, many of the items homemade; and street performers entertain the passing crowds by performing their unusual talents.
The Cam is pointing south along the boardwalk, displaying the bike path, beach, pavilion area and the beautiful Pacific Ocean.
One of the most interesting times to view Beach Cam is during the weekend, when up to 150,000 people a day visit this exciting place called Venice Beach.
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