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Photos: Vintage L.A. Bathing Beauties

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Let's take a trip back in time to look at some vintage bathing beauties caught on camera by the pools and shores of Los Angeles once upon a time. Models, starlets, beauty contestants, and regular gals, equipped with all kinds of accessories (a bear cub, an accordion, guns, a baby, a violin) these lovely ladies represent hot days in L.A. from years gone by. Enjoy!

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LAist's Lenika Cruz contributed to this post