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Carmella   (aka. Carmela Rickman) Known as “The Sophia Loren Of Burlesk”, Ms. Rickman passed away in 2008..

Carmella   (aka. Carmela Rickman) Known as “The Sophia Loren Of Burlesk”, Ms. Rickman passed away in 2008..

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Mario Gennari Filho - Peter Basch 'Latin Quarter Showgirls ' 1950s

An instantly eye-catching striped halter bikini swimsuit from 1945.

60's bikini. Damn. Before photoshop and our cultures horrible twisted ideas of what beauty is and what women should be. Lets go back to when ANYONE could wear a bikini.

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Raquel Welch had the hair, the body, and the sex appeal to rival Sophia Loren and Claudia Cardinale as darker sex goddesses.

Beach 50s

'Claire McCardell’s effortless, modern playsuit, buttoning at the front, tied at the waist and worn with a beret.' Photo by John Rawlings, 1953.

Woman wearing one-piece bathing suit and swim cap enjoying the surf 1930s

Umbrellas have long been associated with fun in the sun.

Cigarette girl beachwear

OUTstanding 1930s style cream wide leg lined cotton twill trousers tortoiseshell buttons

corset I want this one, too!!!! I. Must. Have!!!! It's my color!! This is my color!!!

1920s Actresses (February 2004 - November 2010)

Studio Manass - portraits of a pair of flappers., 1920s

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A lovely red and cream stripped Norman Norell evening ensemble, 1932. #vintage #1930s #fashion

Burlesque dancer Sherry Britton, 1940s.