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Whale of a Ride

Whale of a Ride

Swim trunks, turbans, the night sky, and a whale set the stage for bandleader Guy Lombardo’s floating production of Arabian Nights in 1954. For Lombardo it was the beginning of a Jones Beach, New York, summer tradition that lasted for more than 20 years.

Photograph by Bates Littlehales, 1954
From Swimsuits: 100 Years of Pictures, 2003

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