LC Gundo

LC Gundo

Posted on 06/30/2007


Video filmed on the June 30, 2007



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new york
olga the headless girl
frozen alive
midway
laffland
be-bop
congress of beauty
sally rand
nude artist's models
swiimsuit
world fair
dali
surrealistic
strange
salvador dali
1940
1939
savoy
dizzy gillespie
chick webb
ella-mae morse
file under the general heading 'it's a living'
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1939 New York World's Fair

This is public domain home movie footage I downloaded from the Prelinger Archive and set to music.

The show kicks off with an underwater exhibit of Salvador Dali's "surrealistic" swimsuits (which pre-date similar "topless" designs by Rudi Gernreich by many years).

BluSkyFlyer, Jai Kumar, Matthäus Felder have particularly liked this photo


Comments
Matthäus Felder
Matthäus Felder
people were having a wonderful time
9 years ago.
LC Gundo
LC Gundo
Yes. Except for Olga.
9 years ago.
Jallen Dragonhide
Jallen Dragonhide
Ok, so, not being able to hear...

Was the last part, a bunch of women in bikinis sitting in a zoo enclosure as an exhibit??

Wow... This is crazy stuff considering when it was done... and part of world's fair??!!

We're so tame in 2008.
9 years ago.
LC Gundo
LC Gundo
First of all, you missed nothing. The film is silent. I just added music that more or less fit.

Yes the last part was women in extremely small clothes on display in what can only be described as a zoo exhibit. But I think it was presented ostensibly as a colony of "artists' models" who are available for "artists" to sketch or photograph, or for "non-artists" to gawk at--you know, to culturally enrich the public. Non-artists at last had the opportunity to experience what is is like to be an artist and have hot babes pose for you--or so it was touted.
9 years ago.