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Côte d’Azur: 1954

Côte d’Azur: 1954

August 1954. Antibes, French Riviera. "The Sporting Look -- Beachwear. Sunbathers at the Eden Roc, Côte d'Azur." 35mm Kodachrome slide by Toni Frissell. View full size.


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The wonder of Kodachrome

Kodachrome, now an obsolete format, never ceases to amaze in its dazzling rendition of color.

I have a very large collection of National Geographic Yearbooks, and one of the joys of looking through the pages is the incredible Kodachrome photographs, taken by very talented photographers.

Kodachrome can be considered the equivalent of moving pictures' Technicolor, although a different production process is used, the effects are similar.

For the Rich and maybe famous

The Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc is booked solid until October 2023. Even then, get your wallet out.

Bikini scarcity

The bikini, a postwar sensation of French design, is rather scarce here. I count two.

It looks très really nice

Here is the hotel to which the swimming pool belongs. The pool has been enlarged and the steps reconfigured. Too bad it was empty when the Google satellite passed over.
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Are those ...

... swings and rings dangling over the ocean for acrobatically getting into the water? If so -- yeow!

Bond, James Bond

I think I found him.

Missh Moneypenny, let me get your legsh for you.

Bird is the word

There are a lot of budgies getting smuggled there.

Bond, James Bond

I embigulated and looked for Sean Connery everywhere but couldn’t find him.

Sun protection

Geez -- no place to stick your umbrella in the sand.

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