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    NY Times bikini article contains hidden gem

    The New York Times regularly shares archive articles and I always like to read them. This one is about a trend in 1966 to get NY trendsetters to buy bikinis - only 20 years after they hit the beaches in the South of France.

    It's interesting in itself but just look at the article; one of the potential bikini buyers they interviewed, Edith Mayer, is about to get married, and 'met her fiance through a computer'.

    This is in '66! Surely one of the very first online matches, before the worldwideweb was even invented? I would love to know more about Edith's story!

    http://timesmachine.nytimes.com/time.../30/issue.html
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    Also, there was someone in that article knitting bikinis. My mom, who had experience of this when she was very young, always told everyone in my family to never, ever wear a knitted swimsuit. They do not work when wet.
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    Do you think this is her?
    Edith Mayer Cherovsky
    http://www.avotaynu.com/Newtown/m-n.htm

    The 1966 NYT article says she worked in advertising at Time, Inc, and the high-school reunion page says she worked at Time, Inc. in advertising.

    The wedding date might be off, though, as it looks like she got married in 1973. Maybe it was a long engagement? Or she married someone else. Or, it's not her.

    Fun stuff.



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