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Saluting Marilyn Thomas — Miss Muscle Beach 1953

Marilyn Thomas in an undated photo on Muscle Beach. In 2005, I did a blog post for the 1947project on Miss Muscle Beach of 1947. Back then, only the Los Angeles Times was online, so when I listed the winners, … Continue reading

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Sept. 2, 1947: Miss Muscle Beach of 1947

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. Muscle Beach began in the early 1930s as a program of the Federal Works Progress Administration, part of the government’s effort to recover from the Great … Continue reading

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