December 6, 2010

Greasy Pole

That woman on the left is going to wish she had some aloe before long. Did middle class white women in the 60s know about aloe?

Aboard the 'Empress of Canada'
1961

9 comments:

Ms. Moon said...

Only hippies knew about aloe in the sixties. What in hell is going on here?

downtown guy said...

I thought so. This was a greasy pole contest on a cruise ship. They sat on the pole and whacked each other with pillows or bags of soft stuff until one fell off. Good, clean fun!

Steph(anie) said...

Ouch.

May said...

I don't think I'd even make it out onto the greasy pole without falling off. How greasy is this pole? Do you suppose they used Oleo? I think sunburned lady is going to win. I bet she is sunburned from greasy pole fighting all day. She looks like a woman who knows how to handle a greasy pole.

downtown guy said...

I think they just shot them a whale and used the blubber to grease the pole.

leilalatex said...

This reminds me of when we came back from the beach and I just sat, covered in aloe, whining about my horrible sunburn. I still have the tan lines from it.

downtown guy said...

I forgot about that. You were so burned!

screamish said...

oh god you know for half a minute i couldnt even see the pole, seriously...my brain just didnt see it and i was going "HOW ARE THOSE WOMEN FLOATING THERE LIKE THAT?"

downtown guy said...

It was the 50s. Magic worked then.