The bathing machine, or van, was a necessary component of sea-side etiquette in the 19th century. Bathing sex bathing suits were most common at the sea-side resorts of Great Britain but were also used at beaches in the United States, France and Germany. The use of this device was more strictly enforced for women who had to endure a variety of discomforts which far outweighed any possible compensation of a day at the sea. Meanwhile, the vans and bathing-places for women were set far apart from those reserved for men, to guarantee that the modest woman in her bathing costume would not be seen by the opposite sex.
Sometimes the windowless box was colored with the fantastic lavishness of a canal-boat, and sometimes the whole of the superficial space was covered with advertisements. Having left her “valuables” in the hands of the bathing-woman whose office was in a small wooden box, the female bather would closet herself and, in the privacy of the machine, would change into her bathing dress, placing her street garments into a raised compartment where the clothing would remain dry. Women typically dressed in black, knee-length, puffed-sleeve wool dresses, often featuring a sailor collar, and worn over bloomers or drawers trimmed with ribbons and bows. In the early 20th century, vintage bathing suits came in various color combinations. Styles included two-piece swimsuits consisting of jersey shirts and flannel trousers. Women’s 1920s vintage bathing suits came in several contrasting colors. 1996 – 2016 Victoriana Magazine, All Rights Reserved.
There’s almost nothing worse than finding and falling in love with a suit, only to realize half the beach is wearing it, too. And who wants to look like everyone else on Instagram this summer? A version of this article was originally published in June 2017. Connect to your existing Cracked account if you have one or create a new Cracked username. As we are fond of pointing out, it’s easy to think of pop culture icons as having just walked onto the scene fully formed.
But even the most timeless stories and characters went through creative tinkering right up until the last minute. Some of the early versions of these characters weren’t just different, but were utterly freaking insane. The adventurous, treasure-hunting, Nazi-murdering, Karen Allen-boning archetypal badass, responsible for thousands of disillusioned archaeology freshmen who didn’t realize that “Bullwhip Acrobatics” is not included in most university curriculums. Also, should we bring our own Nazi to kill, or will the school provide one?
27 and she was about 17. 17 was like a solid 25 in modern breasts, so it’s at least pretty much kosher according to the conventions of the time. But no possible justification could make Indy anything other than a “sick child molester” if he had boned Marion when she was, say, just 11 years-old. Which is exactly what Lucas and Spielberg originally planned for him. His winks are signals for help.
During a 70s brainstorming session for Raiders, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas seriously considered the idea that Indiana Jones’ backstory should totally include the time he had sex with a girl who still had most of her baby teeth. Of course, the first movie wouldn’t actually show Indiana Jones molesting a tween, but the terrifying implication would have still been there. Other ages were also suggested, but Lucas made it clear that they shouldn’t go higher than 16 with the sex, because then “it’s not interesting anymore. I have something interesting to show you. The delicate, sparkling, “vegetarian” “vampire” — played by Robert Pattinson in the Twilight movies — who in spite of being over a hundred years old spends most of his time hanging around high school kids.
Perhaps we owe George Lucas an apology. It’s hard to believe, but when Stephenie Meyer’s novels about teens making out with walking corpses were first being optioned for a movie, the studios weren’t treating it like a box office gold mine. That’s probably why when Paramount finally did acquire the Twilight movie rights, it decided to just ignore the books and turn the whole thing into a huge action flick aimed mostly at guys. Accordingly, its version of Edward had less of him breaking into girls’ rooms to creepily watch them sleep and more of him taking down vampire-hunting SWAT teams from the treetops.