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Women wearing swimsuits in a London street, 1932.


Women wearing swimsuits in a London street, 1932.
3 2 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm


A photograph of a line of women in swimsuits walking through London's West End, taken by Tomlin for the Daily Herald newspaper on 10 August, 1932. These women are from the Windmill Theatre. Opened in 1931, the Windmill became famous for its variety shows, which included motionless nude women - it was illegal for them to move. The Windmill was the only West End theatre to remain open during the World War Two Blitz of London. Later, it adopted the slogan 'We never closed'. This photograph has been selected from the Daily Herald Archive, a collection of over three million photographs. The archive holds work of international, national and local importance by both staff and agency photographers.

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© Daily Herald Archive / National Science & Media Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

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