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6 images. Bermuda shorts make debut on Sunset Strip at Mocambo, August 30 1954. Joseph Ryan -- 30 years Lucille Styles Paul Hebert [cq], band leader) AL Ritz (of Ritz brothers) Beverly Burman. Caption slip reads: "Photographer: Sandusky. Date: 1954-08-30. Assignment: Bermuda Shorts make debut on Sunset Strip at Mocambo. 45: Joseph Ryan, 30, 8405 W. 3rd St. dances with Lucille Styles. Bandleader Paul Herbert in rear. 3: Bandleader Paul Herbert (left) joins in fun, rolls up trousers, followed by other musicians (unidentified) and Al Ritz, of Ritz Brothers, on bandstand (without instrument) as Ryan and Miss Styles dance. 4/40: & 1 un numered-Ryan [sic.] and Lucille styles. L. to r., 46: Lucille Styles Joseph Ryan Beverly Burman Al Ritz". Supplementary material reads: "Sandusky. Illus. 'Bermuda Shorts' made their debut on the Sunset Strip last night, and upset the normal dignity which prevails at the Mocambo. The 94 degree heat prompted Joseph Ryan, 30 yr old beauty shop operator, who recently returned from Florida, to break out a pair of the abbreviated trousers he acquired there. Ryan, of 8405 W. 3rd St., LA, while dancing with Miss Lucille Styles, suddenly found Paul Herbert, Mocambo bandleader, joining in the new style by rolling up his trousers above his knees. Next to join in the fun was Al Ritz, one of the Ritz brothers, enjoying a dance with Miss Beverly Burman, who thought the shortened trousers looked cool, and rolled up his too".
6 photographs : negatives, b&w 10 x 13 cm. negatives (photographic) photographs