Basket case

From Arne Adolfsen on Facebook, this still of Rudolph Valentino from the 1922 The Young Rajah:

At a time when men rarely exposed their chests in public, and wore loose-fitting swim trunks, Valentino flagrantly exposed his body, topless and in skin-tight, basket-displaying trunks — probably contributing to the general disappearance of swim tops for men in the early 1930s.

 

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