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HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIKINI: 65 Years In The Life Of The Two-Piece
Business Insider ^ | 7/05/11 | Simone Foxman

Posted on 07/07/2011 2:59:16 AM PDT by Libloather

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The first modern bikini made its debut on July 5, 1946, at the Piscine Molitor in Paris. Designer Louis Réard couldn't find a model to wear his suit, so he ended up hiring nude dancer Micheline Bernardini to sport his design.

1 posted on 07/07/2011 2:59:21 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Sweet.


2 posted on 07/07/2011 3:04:51 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Libloather

She appears to be holding a testicle lock-box.


3 posted on 07/07/2011 3:04:59 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Libloather; Lazamataz

I believe the bikini got its name from Bikini Atoll, a small island upon which the US government was testing the then-new hydrogen fusion bomb which outdid the older plutonium and uranium fission bombs by a factor of ten or more. Maybe this garment was reputed to make the girl look as hot as the fireball generated by this bomb? The “nude dancer” in the photo doesn’t look all that hot in the new bikini, though. Looks like she’s showing much wear and tear.


4 posted on 07/07/2011 3:07:00 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Fightin Whitey

To think French models were so prudish in that day. All I see is a homemade looking bra and loincloth. How far the West has fallen.


5 posted on 07/07/2011 3:08:28 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

But she is wearing stripper shoes!


6 posted on 07/07/2011 3:18:06 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: HIDEK6

Which might look sexy on an actual stripper — but illogical for a beach chick.


7 posted on 07/07/2011 3:19:47 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Libloather
>>> The first modern bikini.

But fashion designers are just copycats.

Mosaic on a floor of the Villa Romana del Casale in Sicily. Circa 300 AD.

Venus in a Bikini. Statue recovered in Pompeii.

But I do notice ancient Romans seemed to have a better handle on the problem of cellulite.

8 posted on 07/07/2011 3:22:32 AM PDT by tlb
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Bikini atoll and the slight pun on “bi” for two part, as opposed to the monokini. If I have to choose ....


9 posted on 07/07/2011 3:34:21 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: Fightin Whitey
She appears to be holding a testicle lock-box.

L.O.L. "I got you now!"

10 posted on 07/07/2011 3:34:50 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Lovers ARE fighters)
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To: tlb

You did your home work well,history is a wonderful tool.


11 posted on 07/07/2011 3:35:02 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I remember seeing a girls in butt-thongs at a public beach about twenty years ago. Those things sure went out like a light.


12 posted on 07/07/2011 3:35:43 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I remember seeing a girls in butt-thongs at a public beach about twenty years ago. Those things sure went out like a light.


13 posted on 07/07/2011 3:35:57 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: Perdogg

I’m going to bookmark this topic for my ongoing sociological study. Thanks Libloather.

:’)


14 posted on 07/07/2011 3:37:09 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Libloather

An excellent move on Monsieur Réards’ part....(golf clap)


15 posted on 07/07/2011 3:43:59 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito Ergo Conservitus.)
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To: SunkenCiv
No prob. LeAnn Rimes just a few days ago -


16 posted on 07/07/2011 3:46:19 AM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: SunkenCiv

a thread of historical significance


17 posted on 07/07/2011 3:46:39 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito Ergo Conservitus.)
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To: SunkenCiv

My late father was at two of the Bikini Island nuclear tests as a member of the US Navy. He told me they placed animals on target ships, both on deck and below. The bombs were detonated a distance away. Once the cloud lifted enough for them to navigate, they went right out to the ships to check the results. My Dad used to tell me he and his shipmates tingled for weeks even though they were ordered to scrub when they got back. I’m pretty sure this was done in 1946/47. Unbelievable but true!


18 posted on 07/07/2011 3:48:10 AM PDT by cumbo78
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To: the invisib1e hand

“I got you now!”

The TRUE invisible hand!

lol...


19 posted on 07/07/2011 3:54:38 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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One of my favs - Elizabeth Hurley -


20 posted on 07/07/2011 3:55:23 AM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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