1940: Bathing Beauty Contests
March 12, 2019
“The event saw a record attendance, with over 1000 cars parked there.”
So I’m sharing this to remind myself that here is such a phase occurring during 1940. This was not the start but nearer the end. We were already thrilled about boxing, mountain climbing, aviation, athletics, and of course global warfare. Admiring male and female form, strength and vitality, is all part of that. By contract, other generations of other times frown upon this subculture as delinquency and hedonism.
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