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Beach Chic: 1957

Beach Chic: 1957

Honolulu, 1957. "On the beach at Waikiki." 35mm Kodachrome slide by Toni Frissell for the Sports Illustrated assignment "Hawaii -- The Sporting Look." View full size.


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The lady to the right looks disgusted with her lazy husband.

[They're not related. - Dave]

Longboards for loanout.

Classic style and obviously the same color scheme for loaning out to the people willing to try that sport. Only a few years later would California surfing and surf culture explode in the early 1960s.

Whose sari now?

Sports Illustrated still had 7 years to refine their editorial approach before the first sarong swimsuit issue.

It will be two more years

before Hawaii becomes our 50th state. Beautiful beach, lovely sarong ... very, how you say in French ... Oh là là. I like your title, Dave ... but didn't you leave out the k?

Royal Hawaiian Hotel in 1958

When our family moved from Canada to Australia in October of 1958 we flew in a United Airlines DC-6B from San Francisco to Hawaii. We stayed at the Royal Hawaiian for several days, and my first impression was that there were no doors into the lobby. After living in an industrial city everything seemed very exotic. Since it was the 1950s, we dressed up for travel and dinner at the hotel. My father took this Kodachrome of Mum, myself at right with sister Heather and brother Rob.

She knows!

How to wear a sarong. If it weren't a family publication, more would be showing!

I like the "paved" beach, keeps things clean.

O Hawai'i!

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