Tuesday, July 31, 2007

robot meets zorine queen of the nudists

The year was 1935. In an effort to stave off the dismal economic slump that had made so many Depression-era San Diegans think of their city as a culturally stagnating dump, the San Diego City Council attempted to rally the spirits of its citizens by holding a massive exposition, which they hoped would boost tourism and jump start the faltering local economy.

The 1935 San Diego Exposition played host to hundreds of exhibits of historical, musical, artistic, scientific and industrial worth. And booking either end of the alphabetical list of attractions were the two headliners: Alpha the Robot and Zorine, Queen of the Nudists.

ectoplasmosis link

I am trying to keep my mind off of me.

5 comments:

dAAve said...

Me thinks Zorine was a drag queen.

Meg Moran said...

well if that doesn;t do it, I don't know what will.

Tab said...

lol what daave said.

Scott said...

lol that ought to do it.. (keep your mind off you...)

Alcoholic Brain said...

Nudists scare me. I don't know why. I usually like naked people...