Friday, 28 August 2009

Bikini

I have been reading more of my book about Rose Marie Reid. I am nearly finished now. It has been very interesting. The book is written by her daughter Carol and a family friend. It does tend to jump about a little ( probably like this blog!) but is keeping me gripped. It seems that the 1950s were the best times for Rose Marie Reid. This is when her swimsuits were the most popular in the world. She worked so hard even sometimes sleeping at her work. She had a strong faith in her Mormon religion and the book does delve in to that quite alot. One thing she felt strongly about was that she didn't like the bikini and when the other major swimsuit companies began to produce them she didn't give in to the pressure. She felt more modest swimsuits were what women truly wanted. When she stopped working for the company in the 1960s it was about the time when the bikini was taking over in popularity. I found this clip on you tube about the bikini which is quite interesting.

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3 comments:

  1. It must have been quite difficult for her with the bikini taking over the fashion world like that. I love seeing these old film clips.This little film clip is quite amazing isn't it with likening the bikini impact to an atomic bomb and all put over in such a factual lighthearted way. I wonder if we could get away with that these days.
    Adele

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  2. The film clip is amazing and intresting to watch. I like the history about bikini I haven't hard about bikini bofore.Now know more about bikini.
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  3. The old film Cilp remind's me of when I watch Dads Army. When they where at the cinma and they where watching a old fim about love.
    From Emma Sweet Things

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