1936 Bathing Beauties and Masks on Venice Beach

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  1. October 14, 2013

    i love this!

    • October 15, 2013

      I think it was a Mardi Gras celebration, but since they’re wearing masks I went with it for Halloween.

  2. October 14, 2013

    Dearest V
    Is it just The Dandy or is that top shot just more than a little scary!?!
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

  3. October 15, 2013

    Strange sights. The bathing costumes look as though they are made out of woollen fabric…?

    • October 15, 2013

      Definitely wool! It was stretchy and the material of choice up until about the late 1930s, early 1940s. Bet it was itchy too!

      • October 15, 2013

        I bet! Combination of sand and wool…..arrgh. Having said that, in the 70s, I had a crochet bikini made from red wool; thought it was wonderful, except in the water!

      • October 16, 2013

        In the 80s I had a crocheted blue one, but not wool, and fine for sunbathing but not much else!

      • October 16, 2013

        Ah, so crochet bikinis must have been “on- trend” once upon a time. I suppose that is why I had one. I was once trendy!

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