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This Is What Mid-Century Women's Swimwear Looked Like

A look back at the sexy and scandalous, presented by Getty Images.

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A pair of women (left) lounge poolside at Druid Hill Park in Baltimore on July 19, 1947. A young woman (right) strikes a pose at a swimming pool, circa 1940.

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Actor Ann Miller (left) poses beside a swimming pool, circa 1950. Janet Leigh (right), also an actor, poses while leaning against a patio chair in the 1950s.

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Singer and film star Dorothy Dandridge relaxes in the sunshine on the French Riviera as she prepares for a swim during the 1957 Cannes Film Festival.

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Actor Joan Crawford (left) poses on a diving board during the 1930s. A woman (right) poses on the beach outside the Idlewild Club House in 1938.

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Czech figure skater and actor Vera Ralston models while reclining on a diving board over a swimming pool, circa 1945.

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