Thursday, February 24, 2011

Weird Wednesday - Bette Davis Getting Some Sun


Bette Davis gets a Suntan in her backyard in 1940. I guess some people will go to extremes to get a tan. Since this device looks like it is made from bars and cloth, I'm guessing it is for privacy rather than amplification of the suns rays. Looks more like a coffin to me. Does anyone know what the purpose of this contraption might be?

4 comments:

KC said...

Does it offer privacy for nude sunbathing? If so, she didn't count on the guy with the camera having a ladder!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Hmm...seems she wasn't worried about planes or copters. Very odd but it was nearly impossible for her to get any privacy. That photo is quite a "find"!

martinturnbull said...

I think it's probably just a privacy thing. Although, looking at this photo, it seems to me that if she was looking to get a tan, the walls would block the sun most of the time. Actually, the more surprising thing is that a star of her stature would be sunbaking at all. I'd have thought she'd be taking super-care of her skin.

Martin Turnbull (the Garden of Allah novels) said...

I think it's probably just a privacy thing. Although, looking at this photo, it seems to me that if she was looking to get a tan, the walls would block the sun most of the time. Actually, the more surprising thing is that a star of her stature would be sunbaking at all. I'd have thought she'd be taking super-care of her skin.

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