Swimsuit weather is well and truly behind us as December draws near, so it feels like the right time to share these photos of bathing-suited beauties not only out of season, but out of context. For starters, why is Ms. Jensen dancing atop this pile of rubble at a motel groundbreaking ceremony?
BANC PIC 2006.029–PIC, Carton: P324, Folder: Handlery, Paul — Hotels
Are Officers Hamilton and Prather issuing a ticket for failure to wear a DOT approved motorcycle helmet?
BANC PIC 2006.029–PIC, Carton: P322, Folder: Hamilton, L.
You may recognize the solicitous solicitor conferring with Ms. Huntingdon in the photo below; the actress is playing the part of a suspected murderess in an episode of the popular television show “Perry Mason,” of course.
BANC PIC 2006.029–PIC, Carton: P375, Folder: Huntingdon, Terry Lynn
The 1959 date of this next photo gives us a hint; Cuba, Castro, revolutionaries … wearing bathing suits!
BANC PIC 2006.029–PIC, Carton: P522, Folder: McLauchlin, N – Z
The following two photos place us in more familiar territory, that well-loved intersection of sports and pretty women:
BANC PIC 2006.029–PIC, Carton: P338, Folder: Hayes, S.
BANC PIC 2006.029–PIC, Carton: P368, Folder: Howard, J.
And another time-honored tradition: attractive women displaying the goods at trade shows.
BANC PIC 2006.029–PIC, Carton: P368, Folder: Howard, N.
One final fish out of water: Hawaiian surfing legend and Olympic swimmer Duke Kahanamoku poses (with a couple of friends) in front of the nascent administration building on Treasure Island, in an early promotional shot for the 1939 Golden Gate International Exhibition. Kahanamoku was the sheriff of Honolulu at the time, which explains everything.
BANC PIC 2006.029–PIC, Carton: P401, Folder: Kahanamoku, Duke — Swimmer