Friday, June 25, 2010

Vintage Photo Friday

"Thousands Flock to Southland Beaches," Herald Examiner, 1963
Summertime! The weather has been great at the beach in Santa Monica....not too hot....not too cold. It's just right!
Santa Monica Beach, Herald Examiner, 1951

'Mr. Muscle Beach' contest thrills thousands at Santa Monica Beach, 1948

Have a great weekend and don't forget your sunscreen!

All photos courtesy of Los Angeles Public Library Archives

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4 Comments:

At 1:45 PM PDT, OpenID jmjamison said...

Great photos as always.

My folks used to take the Herald Examiner. That paper has certainly been gone a long time.

 
At 3:19 PM PDT, Blogger Beth McDermott Oliver said...

The bottom picture of the woman in the two-piece bathing suit standing on the man's outstretched hands is impressive. Especially since the man whose outstretched hands she is standing on has his right leg crossed over his left leg at the thigh. Wow. I love her giant bathing suit; wonder if she's still alive.

 
At 8:49 AM PDT, Anonymous Hester from Atlanta said...

There was an interesting article in The Simthsonian Magazine within the last 7 or 8 years about the original Muscle Beach. It talked about the woman and man in the photos. When I was a kid in LA, around 7 or 8 - when it was my Uncle's turn to babysit, he would take us to the original Muscle Beach in Santa Monica. I was too young to be much interested in the muscle men, but I always remember going there.

Best - Hester

 
At 12:28 AM PDT, Anonymous Photo Backdrops said...

love the photos! I am really fascinated with vintage images and I collect a lot of old photos. Thanks for sharing!

 

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