03 July 2009

Looking out West and back in time (UCLA arhive).

Pat Hall, "Miss 7-Cent Cup of Coffee, 1950."
Serving William E. Kinman coffee while wearing a bikini.
Los Angeles, CA --1950.

Policeman Chuck Peyton checks to see if the old-fashioned bathing suit worn by actress Myrna Ross complies with 1933 Redondo Beach ordinance banning women's suits that are more than 3 inches above knee. The city attorney warned enforcement may be necessary if topless suits appear on beaches. Male swimmers would also be required to wear more discreet attire.

Nancy Kennedy: diet cola and french fries.
The theory is that diet drink saves enough calories to allow for the fattening french fries.
L.A. Times --1965.

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