Crystal Lassies at the 1939 Worlds Fair

Warning: faded, grainy, black-and-white film of dancing topless gals.
Reminiscent of squinting at scrambled adult cable channels — “I thought I saw a neepul!”
The music has been added.

Crystal Lassies (1939 Worlds Fair answer to Sally Rand)
Sonny Watson – Apr 6, 2013 – 5:34
h/t MachiasPrivateer on A♠
also getting the banned back together on A♠ – Crystal Lassies (1939 Worlds fair answer to Sally Rand). Burlesque type.

……….. Sign outside the Crystal Palace stated that:
“The New York Fair’s more than Adequate Answer to the Sally Rand Question.
Nine Girls Dancing Solo in Five Minute Relays Multiplied Hundreds of times from every conceivable angle ……….. Daring but Beautiful.”

Dancers included are Spanish type, Burlesque / Risque type, a Twirly Girlie, a Fan Dancer and more.

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Heart-Wrenching Military Histories

Rescue Aboard USS Squalus
The History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered
May 1, 2020 – 11:32
Accidents were common in the early age of submarines. If something went wrong, there was little technology available to rescue trapped submariners. Naval officer Charles Momsen designed new equipment to save submariners from a ghastly fate. In May 1939, his invention was put to the test.

Gettysburg: Animated Battle Map
American Battlefield Trust – Jun 27, 2019 – 16:50
We at the American Battlefield Trust are re-releasing our Animated Battle Maps with newly branded openings. Enjoy learning about the most famous battle in American history, with the Union and the Confederates trading blows over three hot summer days in July of 1863.

Floe Floating Arctic Antics

I don’t seem to be able to embed this video of people floating on an ice floe in a river.

So here’s this instead. [7:03]

Arctic Antics is a Silly Symphonies animated Disney short film. It was released on June 26, 1930. The director of the short is uncertain. Ub Iwerks’ name is on the draft, but Iwerks had left the Walt Disney Studio four months before the animators started producing the cartoon. Wikipedia