IN 1946, DESIGNER LOUIS RÉARD’S TWO-PIECE SWIMSUIT DEBUTED IN PARIS. A LOOK AT RELATED ITEMS FROM THE HERITAGE ARCHIVES
GIL ELVGREN’s oil on canvas Turquoise Bikini, completed for a Simoniz advertisement, late 1950s or early 1960s, sold for $71,700 at a February 2011 Heritage auction. The piece measures 20 by 38¼ inches.
AN ORIGINAL POSTER for 1962’s Dr. No, the first film in the James Bond series, sold for $22,705 at an April 20188 auction. The movie starred Sean Connery and Ursula Andress.