Cover up those bare thighs young lady

Handwritten page of a diary dated March 29, 1946

I said, Mama they’ve specifically asked us to wear bathing suits, but she would not budge.

So I had to show up in a blasted sun dress, not knowing whether they’d still want me to be in the picture. The man with the camera scowled and said it makes no sense for a “dressed-up dame” to be near the pool when she obviously hasn’t jumped in it all day.  I put on all the charm I could and said, Well sir, if you look at the curly hair on the other two girls, it’s obvious they haven’t been in the pool either. He laughed and said You’re right doll. And then he ended up flirting with me more than with the other two girls. Mama would die if she knew I had lunch with a 35-year-old man from New York City … but it’s her own fault.


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