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How the times have changed

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by We Never Know, Jan 25, 2022.

  1. We Never Know

    We Never Know Well-Known Member

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    65 years ago......

    A police officer issuing a woman a ticket for wearing a bikini on an Italian beach, 1957

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    "Fashion magazine Modern Girl Magazine in 1957 stated that “it is hardly necessary to waste words over the so-called bikini since it is inconceivable that any girl with tact and decency would ever wear such a thing”.

    "The bikini was banned from beaches and public places on the French Atlantic coastline, Spain, Italy, Portugal, and Australia, and was prohibited or discouraged in a number of US states. The Vatican declared it sinful. The United States Motion Picture Production Code, also known as the Hays Code, enforced from 1934, allowed two-piece gowns but prohibited the display of navels in Hollywood films.

    Increasingly common glamour shots of popular actresses and models on either side of the Atlantic played a large part in bringing the bikini into the mainstream."



    A police officer issuing a woman a ticket for wearing a bikini on an Italian beach, 1957 - Rare Historical Photos
     
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  2. Left Coast

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  3. Martin

    Martin Spam, wonderful spam (bloody vikings!)

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    He's "taking down her particulars". Oooeerr.
    It looks like a Benny Hill sketch.
     
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  4. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue Twilight, not bright nor dark, good nor bad.

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    You could walk down the street in the 70s drinking a beer without getting harassed by authorities.
     
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    Is this for real? It looks like the police officer has a smirk on his face.

    Did she end up having to pay a fine?
     
  6. We Never Know

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    It didn't mention the outcome.

    Rating = true...Snopes

    "The photograph was taken on a beach in Rimini, in northern Italy, in September 1957. It is held in the Ullstein photograph archive, owned by the German company Axel Springer Syndicate. Ullstein told Snopes details were not available about the photographer who captured the scene."

    Does Pic Show Italian Police Ticketing Woman for Wearing Bikini in 1950s?
     
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  7. We Never Know

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    Name, number, and address :D
     
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  8. Rival

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    Tbf I'm a girl and yeah, I'd be way too modest to wear one. It's basically wearing only underwear in public.
     
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  9. We Never Know

    We Never Know Well-Known Member

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    Now days they are just strings barely covering anything.
     
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  10. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    Now a Pepsi can get you detained & investigated.


    Edit....
    I would've said...
    "Now a Pepsi can can get you detained & investigated."
    ....but that woud've looked weird.
     
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  11. Secret Chief

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    Indeed.

    "Officer, is that a taser in your pocket, or are you just pleased to see me?"
     
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  12. Estro Felino

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    Italy 50 years later

     
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    I have family photos from the late sixties.
    They were wearing bikinis.
    So I guess in the sixties it changed.
     
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    It is a bit strange because there is this photograph from the fifties.
    Painter Novella Parigini and Kirk Douglas in Venice.
    You know...when you want an autograph from an actor and you have no paper...

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    People want to wear bikinis, whatever.

    But why the **** do I have to wear shoes, then? :mad:
     
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    Staged.

    I mean, really, who wears high heels at the beach?
     
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    No doubt police offers tried to get on that patrol duty. "Ma'am I need your name and phone number, and what are you doing next Friday night?"
     
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    There are other photos of Douglas signing autographs. With not famous people.
    Paparazzi just wanted to celebrate this star.
     
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    You still can where I live.
     
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    Twilight Hue Twilight, not bright nor dark, good nor bad.

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