Saturday, May 25, 2013

Before the Bikini: Rare Vintage Beach Photos

My favorite photo of Marilyn Monroe - from 1959
Although the Weather Channel's slide show is called "Before the Bikini: Rare Vintage Beach Photos" in fact the photos go all the way up to 1977, while the "modern" bikini appeared in 1946. Most of the photos are anonymous folks but there are a few celebrity shots - in addition to Monroe there's one of Elizabeth Taylor, a Jimmy Durante and several others - including this one of George Harrison and then-wife Patti Boyd from 1966.