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Beach beauties doing rhythmic gymnastics, view 1
Alternative Title
Eyre Powell Chamber of Commerce Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1930
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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View 1 - Ten women in dark bathing suits can be seen leaping up in the air and doing rhythmic gymnastics at water's edge with large beach balls. Rhythmic gymnastics is a sport in which single, pairs, trios or even larger groups of competitors manipulate one or two apparatuses such as a rope, hoop, ball, clubs and/or ribbons. Elements of ballet, gymnastics, theatrical dance and apparatus manipulation are combined. As a sport, Rhythmic gymnastics began in the 1940s in the Soviet Union, and has steadily increased in popularity since then. A roller coaster and several tall buildings can be seen in the background; it is unknown if this location is in Santa Monica, Venice, or Long Beach.
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Eyre Powell Chamber of Commerce Collection
N-002-833.1 4x5
Rhythmic gymnastics--California
Bathing suits--California

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