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Arrested For Indecency

Written by: George Chittenden : 24 Jul 2019

Now you’ve probably seen this image and heard the story of Annette Kellerman, and how she stepped out onto Revere Beach in Boston back in 1907 wearing that bathing suit and was arrested for indecency. Her one-piece bathing suit that ended in shorts above her knees caused quite the scandal.

However, her arrest offered huge benefits to her fashion line, providing free exposure… and what did her company produce… one-piece swimming costumes. Annette was also a world record Australian swimmer and the first woman to ever appear completely naked in a Hollywood film.

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