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Vintage photos of:
Las Vegas, 1953. "Dancers Marge and Gower Champion sunbathing by the swimming pool at the Flamingo Hotel." Photo by Maurice Terrell for the Look magazine article "The Champions Cut a Wet Rug." View full size.