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BIKINI MANIA SINCE ITS CREATION FIVE DECADES AGO, THIS SUIT HAS LAUNCHED A THOUSAND FLICKS--NOT TO MENTION CONTROVERSIES, TELEVISION SHOWS, FASHION LINES AND LENGTHY CAREERS

Feb. 21, 1997
Feb. 21, 1997

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Feb. 21, 1997

BIKINI MANIA SINCE ITS CREATION FIVE DECADES AGO, THIS SUIT HAS LAUNCHED A THOUSAND FLICKS--NOT TO MENTION CONTROVERSIES, TELEVISION SHOWS, FASHION LINES AND LENGTHY CAREERS

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COLOR PHOTO: EVERETT COLLECTION VAMPING IN A TWO-PIECE IN 1955, MARILYN MONROE WAS THE BLONDE THAT GENTLEMEN PREFERREDCOLOR PHOTO: BILL DOBBINS/ALLSPORT THE BIKINI'S DESIGN IS WELL-SUITED TO SHOW OFF THE HARDEST BODIES, LIKE SIX-TIME MS. OLYMPIA LENDA MURRAY'S