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February 21, 1997
SINCE ITS CREATION FIVE DECADES AGO, THIS SUIT HAS LAUNCHED A THOUSAND FLICKS—NOT TO MENTION CONTROVERSIES, TELEVISION SHOWS, FASHION LINES AND LENGTHY CAREERS
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February 21, 1997

Bikini Mania

SINCE ITS CREATION FIVE DECADES AGO, THIS SUIT HAS LAUNCHED A THOUSAND FLICKS—NOT TO MENTION CONTROVERSIES, TELEVISION SHOWS, FASHION LINES AND LENGTHY CAREERS

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THOUGH SHE DIDN'T UTTER A WORD OF DIALOGUE DURING "ONE MILLION YEARS B.C.," RAQUEL WELCH MADE A LASTING STATEMENT IN 1966 WITH HER RAGGED TWO-PIECE

ON THE CUTTING-EDGE TV SHOW "LAUGH-IN" IN 1968, GOLDIE HAWN DEMONSTRATED HER MASTERY OF BODY LANGUAGE

WORN BY WILMA (LEFT) AND BETTY IN "THE FLINTSTONES," THE BIKINI DATES BACK TO THE YABBA-DABBA-DOO ERA

SALLY FIELD SPARKLED AS GIDGET IN 1965 AND '66 BEFORE TRADING IN HER SWIMSUIT FOR THE FLYING NUN'S HABIT

CAPTURED BY JABBA THE HUT IN "RETURN OF THE JEDI" ('83), PRINCESS LEIA (CARRIE FISHER) WAS FORCED INTO SKIMPY SLAVE GARB

IN 1995 DESIGNER KARL LAGERFELD REVEALED THE EYE-PATCH BIKINI, WHICH REVEALED ALMOST ALL OF ITS MODEL

VAMPING IN A TWO-PIECE IN 1955, MARILYN MONROE WAS THE BLONDE THAT GENTLEMEN PREFERRED

THE BIKINI'S DESIGN IS WELL-SUITED TO SHOW OFF THE HARDEST BODIES, LIKE SIX-TIME MS. OLYMPIA LENDA MURRAY'S

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