Maureen O'Sullivan: A Pre-Hayes Commision Beautiful Woman
Before nudity in American cinema was banned and eroticized in a weird, perverse way in Budweiser commericals, Maureen O'Sullivan's underwater dance in "Tarzan & His Mate" joined the ranks of the Mona Lisa and Ruben's heifers as the apex of feminine mystery and awe. I colorized these screen captures and hope my presentation of Maureen and Johnny and Cheetah bates your breath!
I have been corrected. Josephine McKim, an Olympic gold medalist swimmer in the 1932 Olympics in L. A. did the nude scenes. Still, Maureen was pretty hot, too! Josephine won a Bronze in 1928 in Amsterdam, too! What a woman! Wow!
The year was 1934. I will ask for permission to use these when I am a big enough artist in The Art World to merit an Astounding Yes, and not a Peon No, so you MGM corportate lawyers don't start chewing your cashews just yet....