Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Leg or Thigh?

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Policeman measuring length of early 1900s bathing suit to determine if the suit is in accordance with 1933 Redondo Beach, Calif. ordinance

Published caption:
PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE-Policeman Chuck Peyton checks to see if the old-fashioned bathing suit worn by actress Myrna Ross complies with 1933 Redondo Beach ordinance banning women's suits that are more than 3 in. above knee. The city attorney warned enforcement may be necessary if topless suits appear on beaches. Male swimmers would also be required to wear more discreet attire.

Title:Policeman measuring length of early 1900s bathing suit to determine if the suit is in accordance with 1933 Redondo Beach, Calif. ordinance
Published caption:PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE-Policeman Chuck Peyton checks to see if the old-fashioned bathing suit worn by actress Myrna Ross complies with 1933 Redondo Beach ordinance banning women's suits that are more than 3 in. above knee. The city attorney warned enforcement may be necessary if topless suits appear on beaches. Male swimmers would also be required to wear more discreet attire.
Publication:Los Angeles Times
Publication date:June 24, 1964
Subjects:Bathing beaches--Law and legislation--California, Southern
Bathing beauties
Bathing suits--California--Redondo Beach
Dress codes--California--Redondo Beach
Ordinances, Municipal--California--Redondo Beach
Redondo Beach (Calif.)
Ross, Myrna, 1939-1975
Genre:News photographs
Phys. descr.:1 photograph : b&w negative ; 5 x 5 cm.
Source:Los Angeles Times photographic archive, UCLA Library. Copyright Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.
Photo ID:uclalat_1429_b529_224719
Copyright contact:UCLA Charles E. Young Research Library Department of Special Collections, A1713 Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. E-mail: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu. Phone: (310) 825-4988