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The History Of Women's Swimwear (15 Films)
SWIM CAPS

Swim Caps (1957)

Punch hosts swimming caps fashion show. Great show, fantastic designs - wrong audience!

CHANNEL SWIMMERS

Channel Swimmers (1949)

American swimmer Shirley May France fails to make it across the English Channel.

DUTCH HOUSEWIFE - ATTEMPTS TO SWIM CHANNEL

Dutch Housewife - Attempts To Swim Channel (1949)

Dutch housewife attempt to swim English Channel

BOY SWIMMER BEATS CHANNEL

Boy Swimmer Beats Channel (1949)

18 year old Philip Mickman swims the English Channel - Jose Cortinaz...

SHIRLEY MAY - BUT SHE DID'NT SIC

Shirley May - But She Did'nt Sic (1949)

American swimmer Shirley May France fails to make it across...

CHANNEL - UNDER SEA DRAMA

Channel - Under Sea Drama (1960)

American woman, Jane Baldasare, fails in attempt to swim Channel below...

SHIRLEY MAY FRANCE CHANNEL SWIM ATTEMPT

Shirley May France Channel Swim Attempt (1949)

American swimmer Shirley May France fails to make it...

THE BUTLIN INTERNATIONAL CROSS CHANNEL SWIMMING RACE 1957

The Butlin International Cross Channel Swimming Race 1957 (1957)

Long version of the newsreel...

GRETA THE GREAT

Greta The Great (1958)

Greta Anderson wins Channel Swim in record time.

GIRL WINS MASS SWIM

Girl Wins Mass Swim (1957)

Greta Anderson wins mass Channel swim.

EGYPTIAN WINS CHANNEL RACE

Egyptian Wins Channel Race (1955)

3 swimmers out of 16 finished this year's Channel Swimming Race -...

PORTUGUESE WINS CHANNEL SWIM

Portuguese Wins Channel Swim (1954)

Baptista Pereira wins Channel swim race, Hassan Hammad comes...

BRITISH SUCCESS IN CHANNEL SWIM

British Success In Channel Swim (1950)

The Egyptian Hassan El Rehim wins the English channel race.

THE JOYOUS OCCASION

The Joyous Occasion (1958)

Winston Churchill and his wife celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary in...

MODEL SWIM HATS, PAST AND PRESENT

Model Swim Hats, Past And Present (1958)

A comparison between the frumpy swimwear of the past and the...

SWIM CAP COLLECTION

Swim Cap Collection (1970)

Girls model the latest in swimming hat fashions. London.

OTTO SEAL DOUBLE CROSSES CHANNEL

Otto Seal Double Crosses Channel (1949)

Americans tow a seal called Otto across the English Channel.

AQUATIC CHARM

Aquatic Charm (1941)

Florida College women's swim team do synchronised swimming demonstration.

BEACH LOOK 1967

Beach Look 1967 (1966)

Beach fashions presented at Hilton Hotel, London.

HOPE - FOR SUMMER

Hope - For Summer (1924)

Nice footage of girls at the Chiswick swimming pool posing, splashing around...

LONG DISTANCE CHAMPIONSHIP OF WALES

Long Distance Championship Of Wales (1925)

Long distance swimmers compete in championships on the...

SAN FRANCISCO BAY SWIM

San Francisco Bay Swim (1965)

Isaac Papke fails in his attempt to swim San Francisco Bay.

GIRL DIVER

Girl Diver (1942)

9 year old Margaret Cresswell gives a diving display at Middlesbrough, Cleveland.

SERPENTINE SWIM PART 2

Serpentine Swim Part 2 (1914-1918)

Cuts from ON 078 D and ON 076 C - swimmers compete for Peter Pan Cup in...

SWIMMING

Swimming (1927)

Swimming gala in the sea at Pembroke.

SCHOOL GIRL CHANNEL SWIMMER

School Girl Channel Swimmer (1929)

Joan Brunton, aged 11, gets in training for swimming the English...

THE CHANNEL WINS AGAIN

The Channel Wins Again (1924)

Beatrice Harrison fails to swim the Channel.

TO TEST THE CHANNEL

To Test The Channel (1926)

Miss Mille Grade practising at Dover for her cross Channel swim.

SWIMMING ON THE LIFFEY

Swimming On The Liffey (1921)

Swimmers pose for the camera before diving in for a race in the river...

THE SPALLAS on sleeve as THE SPELLARS issue title is ABBEY DAYS

The Spallas On Sleeve As The Spellars Issue Title Is Abbey Days (1937)

The Spallas - troupe of...

WATER SKIING

Water Skiing (1940-1949)

Teenagers Dick Pope Junior and Sammie Stilley water-skiing in Florida.

4 YEAR OLD SWIMMER

4 Year Old Swimmer (1970)

4 year old Helen Page is youngest person to swim a mile. Elland, Yorkshire.

CHANNEL SWIM SEASON IS WITH US AGAIN

Channel Swim Season Is With Us Again (1927)

Story about cross channel swimmers.

EVERY ONE A BEAUTY QUEEN!

Every One A Beauty Queen! (1932)

Women contest for the All Australia "Town's Beautiful Womanhood" -...

CHANNEL SWIMMERS - DOVER

Channel Swimmers - Dover (1920-1929)

Nice footage of swimmers preparing to swim the Channel and larking...

BEATEN ONLY BY THE COLD

Beaten Only By The Cold (1927)

Plenty of grease and good luck for Mrs. Corson, setting off on a channel...

KEEPING COOL - WITH THE HELP OF FATHER THAMES

Keeping Cool - With The Help Of Father Thames (1928)

Glamour girls have fun in the river on a hot...

MERMAID IN THE CITY

Mermaid In The City (1946)

Promising swimmer Margaret Wellington practises after her day in the bank. ...

THE CHANNEL WINS AGAIN

The Channel Wins Again (1926)

A typist from London is forced to give up her cross-Channel swim.

Helsinki

Helsinki (1952)

1952 Helsinki Olympic Games, Hungarian gold in the pool

CAMERA INTERVIEWS - MRS ARTHUR HAMILTON THE SWIMMER

Camera Interviews - Mrs Arthur Hamilton The Swimmer (1922)

Fetching swimsuits are modelled by Mrs...

CAMERA INTERVIEWS - MRS ARTHUR HAMILTON THE SWIMMER

Camera Interviews - Mrs Arthur Hamilton The Swimmer (1922)

Fetching swimsuits are modelled by Mrs...

AMERICA'S CHANNEL SWIM

America's Channel Swim (1927)

Swimmers set off on a long swim with the handsome Jack Dempsey to signal...

BLACKROCK SWIMMING GALA on sleeve incorrectly as BLACKPOOL SWIMMING GALA

Blackrock Swimming Gala On Sleeve Incorrectly As Blackpool Swimming Gala (1926)

Swimming gala...

LADIES LONG DISTANCE SWIMMING

Ladies Long Distance Swimming (1920)

Miss C. Jeans wins the Ladies' Long Distance Swimming...

GRANDMOTHER CHANNEL SWIMMER

Grandmother Channel Swimmer (1925)

Grandmother Mrs E. Craven practices for her Channel swim in...

WORLD'S RICHEST SWIMMING PRIZE

World's Richest Swimming Prize (1932)

Women swimmers cover themselves in grease before a 10 mile swim...

GIRL CONQUERS THE CHANNEL

Girl Conquers The Channel (1926)

American teenager, Gertrude Ederle, swims the Channel.

"Schoolboy Builders!" (1930)

Boys from St. Marylebone Grammar School help to build an outdoor swimming...

LIVERPOOL BOYS VISIT HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT

Liverpool Boys Visit Houses Of Parliament (1920)

Sir Cyril Cobb shows a group of Liverpudlian kids...