California & The West, Interwar Years (1920s-1930s), Uncategorized Teaser Tuesday: Fashionable Swimwear of 1922 May 15, 2012 3 Comments Original caption: "The early fall bathing at Venice, California, where beauties cavort in beach costumes of abbreviated nature not sensed by the censor were treated to a rather unusual sight with Miss Marilyn McKinney appeared on the sands wearing a bething costume of oriental design and heavily beaded." October 10, 1922 via Bettmann/Corbis Previous Post Next Post You may also like October 14, 2011 Elena Phipps on Cochineal Red: The Art History of a Color February 21, 2012 Fashion & Textiles on view in California and the West February 19, 2013 San Francisco Fashion History: Lotta Crabtree 3 Comments Wowza! That is some bathing suit. So cool. Reply Can’t imagine actually swimming in a get up like this…and the rolled stockings! Reply Terri — I don’t think anyone actually “swam” in a bathing suit like this. More for sunning themselves and being fashionable and provocative on the beach. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.