Miss Tarpon

Yes, you read that correctly. In the state where fishing is of prime import, publicity around or promoting fishing was common in Florida. This “catch” is wearing a bathing suit made from tarpon fish scales for an unusual effect. Hanging from a large fish scale, she seems content enough. This wacky photograph from 1961 certainly looks interesting. We have to wonder if her fishing skills were part of her winning appeal!

Via/ State Archives of Florida

Million Dollar Legs Contest

Taking a cue from Betty Grable, these pretty girls in London in 1969 competed to have their legs insured for one million dollars and a modeling contract. That was a lot of money back then! Lady Cantrece, the stocking company, sponsored the event. You can see color images of the fanfare afterwards here and watch the fun video below!

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