A bikini or two-piece is a type of women's swimsuit, characterized by two separate parts — one covering the breasts, the other the groin (and optionally the buttocks), leaving an uncovered area between the two garments. Villa Romana del Casale is a Roman villa located about 5km outside the town of Piazza Armerina, Sicily. A swimsuit, bathing suit or swimming costume is an item of Clothing designed to be worn for Swimming. The breast is the upper Ventral region of an animal’s Torso, particularly that of Mammals including Human beings. In Human anatomy, the groin areas are the two creases at the junction of the Torso with the Legs on either side of the Pubic The buttocks (singular buttock) are rounded portions of the anatomy located on the posterior of the Pelvic region of the Apes including Humans It is often worn in hot weather and while swimming. The shapes of both parts of a bikini closely resemble women's underwear, and the lower part of a bikini can therefore range from the more revealing thong or g-string to briefs and the more modest square-cut shorts. Origin G-string or thong is probably the earliest form of Clothing known to mankind having originated in the warmer climates of Sub-Saharan Africa where clothing
Two-piece garments worn by women for athletic purposes have been observed on Greek urns and paintings, dated as early as 1400 BC. Greece (Ελλάδα transliterated: Elláda, historically, Ellás,) officially the Hellenic Republic (Ελληνική Δημοκρατία An urn is a Vase, ordinarily covered and without handles that usually has a narrowed neck above a footed Pedestal. Ancient artwork from over 1700 years ago in Villa Romana del Casale have depicted women in garments resembling modern-day bikinis. Villa Romana del Casale is a Roman villa located about 5km outside the town of Piazza Armerina, Sicily.  Other bikini-style swimwear existed for many years before the first official bikini. Films of holidaymakers in Germany in the 1930s show women wearing two-piece bathing suits. They were to be seen again a year later in Gold Diggers of 1933. Gold Diggers of 1933 is a Warner Bros Musical film directed by Mervyn LeRoy with songs by Harry Warren (music and Al Dubin Two-piece swimsuits started appearing in the US when the U. S. Government ordered a 10 percent reduction in the fabric used in woman's swimwear in 1943 as part of wartime rationing. The July 9, 1945 issue of Life shows women in Paris wearing similar items. Events 455 - Roman military commander Avitus is proclaimed Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. Year 1945 ( MCMXLV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar
According to the official version, the modern bikini was invented by French engineer Louis Réard and fashion designer Jacques Heim in Paris in 1946 and introduced on July 5 at a fashion show at Piscine Molitor in Paris. Fashion design is the Applied art dedicated to Clothing and lifestyle Accessories created within the cultural and social influences of a specific time Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city Events 1295 - Scotland and France form an alliance the beginnings of the Auld Alliance, against England.  It was a string bikini with a g-string back. A bikini or two-piece is a type of women's Swimsuit, characterized by two separate parts &mdash one covering the Breasts (optionally in the case of Origin G-string or thong is probably the earliest form of Clothing known to mankind having originated in the warmer climates of Sub-Saharan Africa where clothing It was named after Bikini Atoll, the site of a nuclear weapon test called Operation Crossroads on July 1 in the Marshall Islands, on the reasoning that the burst of excitement it would cause would be like the nuclear device. Bikini Atoll (also known as Pikinni Atoll) is an Atoll in one of the Micronesian Islands in the Pacific Ocean, part of Republic of the Marshall A nuclear weapon is an explosive device that derives its destructive force from Nuclear reactions either fission or a combination of fission and fusion. Operation Crossroads was a series of Nuclear weapon tests conducted by the United States in the summer of 1946 "July 1st" redirects here For the Ayumi Hamasaki song see H (song. The Marshall Islands, officially the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI is a Micronesian nation of islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean A nuclear weapon is an explosive device that derives its destructive force from Nuclear reactions either fission or a combination of fission and fusion. Monokini, a bikini variant, derives its name, as a back formation, from bikini, interpreting the first syllable as the Latin prefix bi- "two" and substituting for it mono- "one", on the (perhaps intentionally) mistaken notion that the bi- element was the Greek prefix meaning "two". In Etymology, back-formation refers to the process of creating a new Lexeme (less precisely a new "word" by removing actual or supposed Affixes Latin ( lingua Latīna, laˈtiːna is an Italic language, historically spoken in Latium and Ancient Rome. Greek (el ελληνική γλώσσα or simply el ελληνικά — "Hellenic" is an Indo-European language, spoken today by 15-22 million people mainly  Réard's suit was a refinement of the work of Jacques Heim who, two months earlier, had introduced the "Atome" (named for its size) and advertised it as the world's "smallest bathing suit". Réard "split the 'atom'" even smaller, but could not find a model who would dare to wear his design. He ended up hiring Micheline Bernardini, a nude dancer from the Casino de Paris as his model. Micheline Bernardini was a nude dancer at the Casino de Paris before being chosen by Louis Réard to model the first modern-day Bikini on July A striptease or Exotic dance is a form of erotic entertainment usually a Dance, in which the performer known as a "stripper" gradually undresses 
Catholic countries like Spain, Portugal and Italy banned the bikini. Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic (República Portuguesa is a country on the Iberian Peninsula. Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest Decency leagues pressured Hollywood to keep bikinis from being featured in Hollywood movies. One writer described it as a "two piece bathing suit which reveals everything about a girl except for her mother's maiden name. " Movie star Esther Williams once said: "A bikini is a thoughtless act. " Brigitte Bardot helped popularize the bikini in Europe in the 1950s, but the United States took longer to adopt it. Brigitte Bardot ( (born 28 September 1934 is a French actress, former fashion model, Singer and animal welfare/rights activist Modern Girl magazine wrote in 1957, "It is hardly necessary to waste words over the so-called bikini since it is inconceivable that any girl with tact and decency would ever wear such a thing. "
In 1951 bikinis were banned from the Miss World Contest following the crowning of Miss Sweden in a bikini and subsequent protests with a number of countries threatening to withdraw. The Miss World pageant is the oldest surviving major international Beauty pageant created in the United Kingdom by Eric Morley in 1951 In 1957, however, Brigitte Bardot's bikini in And God Created Woman created a market for the swimwear in the US, and in 1960, Brian Hyland's pop song "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" inspired a bikini-buying spree. Brigitte Bardot ( (born 28 September 1934 is a French actress, former fashion model, Singer and animal welfare/rights activist And God Created Woman ( Et Dieu créa la femme) ( 1956) is a French Drama film directed by Roger Vadim and starring Brian Hyland (born November 12 1943, in Woodhaven, Queens New York) is an American pop Recording artist who " Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini " is a Novelty song telling the story of a shy high-school student in a very revealing Bathing suit who  By 1963, the movie Beach Party, starring Annette Funicello (emphatically not in a bikini, by mentor Walt Disney's personal request) and Frankie Avalon, led a wave of films that made the bikini a pop-culture symbol. Annette Joanne Funicello (born October 22, 1942) is an American Singer and Actress. Walter Elias Disney (December 5 1901 – December 15 1966 was a multiple Academy Award -winning American Film producer, director, Screenwriter Frankie Avalon (born Francis Thomas Avallone September 18 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American Actor
The sex appeal of the apparel prompted numerous film and television productions as much as public morals. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE-ROMEOS*************** Television ( TV) is a widely used Telecommunication medium for sending ( Broadcasting) and receiving moving Images, either monochromatic They include the numerous surf movies of the early 1960s. Surf movies fall into three distinct genres the surfing documentary - targeting the surfing enthusiast the 1960s beach party films - targeting the broader community Dr. Strangelove was among these first movies to feature a bikini in memorable scenes. The elaborately and lavishly assembled Busby Berkeley film spectacle, Footlight Parade of 1932 showcases stunning aquachoreography that profusely featured what could only be regarded as bikini swimwear. Busby Berkeley ( November 29, 1895 – March 14, 1976) born William Berkeley Enos in Los Angeles California, was a highly
In 1962, an icon was born as Bond Girl Ursula Andress emerged from the sea wearing a white bikini in Dr. No. Ursula Andress (born March 19, 1936) is a Golden Globe award-winning Swiss actress and a major Sex symbol of the 1960s Dr No (1962 is the first Film in the James Bond series, and the first to star Sean Connery as British Secret Service agent Ursula Andress (born March 19, 1936) is a Golden Globe award-winning Swiss actress and a major Sex symbol of the 1960s Dr No (1962 is the first Film in the James Bond series, and the first to star Sean Connery as British Secret Service agent Other iconic portrayals of bikinis in movies include Raquel Welch as the prehistoric cavegirl in the 1966 film One Million Years B.C., and Phoebe Cates in the 1982 teen film Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Raquel Welch (born September 5 1940 is a Golden Globe -winning American actor who achieved fame as a Hollywood sex symbol during the 1960s One Million Years BC is a 1966 (released in the United States in 1967 Adventure film / Fantasy film starring Raquel Welch Phoebe Cates (born July 16, 1963) is an American film actress known for her roles in several Teen films most notably The teen film (also called teen movie or teenpic) is a Film genre targeted at teenagers and young adults in which the plot is based upon the Fast Times at Ridgemont High is a 1982 American coming-of-age teen - Comedy film written by Cameron Crowe (adapted These three scenes were recently ranked 1, 86, and 84 respectively in Channel 4 (UK)'s 100 Greatest Sexy Moments in Film. Channel 4 is a public-service Television and Radio broadcaster in the United Kingdom centred around a television channel of the same name which began The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located  The Dr. No bikini scene has been quoted as one of the most memorable scenes from the British spy film series.  Virgin Media puts it in 9th position in its list of top ten movie bikini, and the top position in the list for top ten Bond girls. Virgin Media Inc (formerly known as ntlTelewest, after a merger of NTL Incorporated with Telewest Global Inc only be added to pages which discuss the film or character depicted in the image  The Herald (Glasgow) put the scene as best ever bikini scene on the basis of a poll. The Herald is a national Broadsheet newspaper published Monday to Saturday in Glasgow, Scotland.  It also helped shape the career of Ursula Andress, the look of the quintessential Bond movie. The James Bond film series are Spy films inspired by Ian Fleming 's novels about the fictional MI6 agent Commander James Bond (codename  According to Andress, "This bikini made me into success. " That white bikini has been described as a "defining moment in the sixties liberalization of screen eroticism". 
Ultimately the bikini caught on, due to a host of films and songs featuring the garment in the early 1960s. The City of New York Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (محمود احمدینژاد; born October 28, 1956) is the sixth and current President of the Islamic Republic of Iran In Malta, bikinis took time to be introduced. Malta, officially the Republic of Malta (Repubblika ta' Malta is a European Microstate, comprising an Archipelago of three islands In the 1960s, the police fended off Bishop Michael Gonzi's request to ban bikini clad tourists following fear of compromising Malta as a tourist destination. Michael Gonzi (born October 23, 1960) is a Maltese Medical Doctor and Politician Malta Labour Party girls felt safe putting on bikinis during beach parties but this was unacceptable by those supporting the Nationalist Party. History Foundation (1920-1949 The inequalities that existed at the time led to the riots of 7 June 1919 ( Sette Giugno) - the importers History In its early years the party was divided between abstentionists and anti-abstentionists The lower part of the bikini was further reduced in size in the 1970s to the Brazilian thong, where the back of the suit is so thin that it disappears into the buttocks. Origin G-string or thong is probably the earliest form of Clothing known to mankind having originated in the warmer climates of Sub-Saharan Africa where clothing
In 1996, when the Miss World contest was held in Bangalore, a dozen Indian groups opposed the event claiming that the contest degraded women by featuring them in bikinis. Social activist Subhashini Ali commented, "It's not an IQ test. Neither is it a charity show. It's a beauty contest in which these things have been added on as sops. " The protests were so intense that the organizers were finally compelled to shift the venue of the "Swimsuit Round" to Seychelles. Seychelles (seɪˈʃɛl or /seɪˈʃɛlz/ in English and seʃɛl in French) officially the Republic of Seychelles (République des Seychelles Creole Afghan Miss Earth 2003 contestant Vida Samadzai was severely condemned by the Afghan Supreme Court, which said, "such a display of the female body goes against Islamic law and Afghan culture. "
Throughout its history, the bikini has spawned many stylistic variations. Topless variations may still be considered bikinis, although technically no longer two-piece swimsuits. A regular bikini (i. e. not a variant) is defined as a two pieces of garments that cover the groin and buttocks at the lower end and the breasts in the upper end. Skimpier styles have narrow sides, including V-cut (in front), French cut (with high-cut sides) and low-cut string (with string sides). Other styles include a bandeau top - a rectangular strip of fabric covering the breasts, a top with cups similar to a push-up bra, and more modest bottom pieces such as briefs, shorts, or briefs with a small skirt attached. A bandeau is literally a "band" in French, worn around a woman's Breasts In the 1920s this referred to a simply shaped Brassiere, usually of See also Brassiere A wide range of styles of brassieres now exists to be worn in a variety of situations and with a variety of outergarments 
Bikini underwear is a type of undergarment worn by both men and women that is similar in size and revealing nature to the bottom half of a bikini bathing suit, popular among women. Undergarments are clothes worn under other clothes often next to the skin For women a bikini can refer to virtually any tight, skimpy, or revealing undergarment that provides less coverage to the midsection than traditional underwear, panties or knickers. Panties (in the USA and Canada or knickers (in the UK and Commonwealth are a form of Underwear, usually light and snug-fitting designed to be worn by Women In the United Kingdom, Ireland and some Commonwealth nations knickers is a word for women's Undergarments George Cruikshank, whose For men, a bikini is a type of undergarment that is smaller and more revealing than men's briefs. For other uses of Brief(s see Brief Briefs are a type of short tight Y-shaped Underwear and Swimwear, as opposed Sometimes the term bikini is used to describe the type of man's swimsuit also known as a speedo although men's bikini swimsuits do exist that are not brief like. Men's bikinis can have both high or low side panels and normally rest lower than the true waist or at the upper hips. Most men's bikinis lack a button or flap front. Many do not have a visible waistband like briefs.
A string bikini refers to a bikini swimsuit that is scantier and more revealing than traditional bikinis. It gets its name from the string characteristics of its design. Rather than featuring a full single piece bottom, the string bikini consists of two triangular shaped pieces connected at the groin but not at the sides, where a thin "string" wraps around the waist connecting the two parts. In Human anatomy, the groin areas are the two creases at the junction of the Torso with the Legs on either side of the Pubic String bikini tops are similar and are tied in place by the attached "string" pieces. String pieces can either be continuous or tied.
It is claimed that Brazilian fashion model Rose de Primo created the first string bikini when she had to sew one with insufficient fabric available to her for a photoshoot. The first formal presentation of string bikini was done by Glen Tororich, a public relations agent, and his wife Brandi Perret-DuJon, a fashion model, for the opening of Le Petite Centre, a shopping area in the French Quarter of the New Orleans, Louisiana in 1974. Inspired by a picture of a Rio De Janeiro fashion model in an issue of Women's Wear Daily, they had local fashion designer Lapin create a string bikini for the event. Models recruited by talent agent Peter Dasigner presented it by removing fur coats by Alberto Lemon on stage. The presentation was covered by local television stations and the New Orleans Times-Picayune newspaper, and was sent out via the wire news services of the Associated Press and United Press International.
String bikinis are one of the most popular variations of traditional bikinis. A string bikini or thong is also a type of undergarment worn by both men and women. The thong is an Undergarment and Swimwear, worn by both sexes mostly women in a style characterized by a thin strip of material along the center of the garment’s It is similar to but more revealing than a bikini. A bikini or two-piece is a type of women's Swimsuit, characterized by two separate parts &mdash one covering the Breasts (optionally in the case of Women's string bikini underwear normally resembles the bottom of the string bikini bathing suit. Men's string bikini underwear consists of a front and rear section joined at the crotch but not at the sides. The tops of each piece join with either an elastic waistband similar to that found on briefs or to a thin piece of material or "string," leaving the sides exposed except for the string or waistband. For other uses of Brief(s see Brief Briefs are a type of short tight Y-shaped Underwear and Swimwear, as opposed
Monokini, sometimes referred to as a unikini, is a woman's one piece beach garment equivalent to the lower half of a bikini.  The term is used for different styles of one-piece swimsuits inspired by the bikini. A swimsuit, bathing suit or swimming costume is an item of Clothing designed to be worn for Swimming.
In 1964, Rudi Gernreich, an Austrian fashion designer, designed the original monokini in the US. Rudi Gernreich ( August 8, 1922 &ndash April 21, 1985) was a Fashion designer and gay activist. Austria (Österreich ( officially the Republic of Austria (Republik Österreich The United States of America —commonly referred to as the  Gernreich also invented its name, and the word monokini is first recorded in English that year. Gernreich's monokini looked like a one-piece swimsuit but cut off a bit below the breasts leaving them bare. It had only two small straps over the shoulders. It was not very successful. Many women who wanted to sunbathe topless simply wore the bottom part of a bikini. Manufacturers and retailers quickly adapted to selling tops and bottoms separately. Gernreich later created the lesser known pubikini. 
In the 1960s, the monokini led the way into the sexual revolution by emphasizing a woman's personal freedom of dress, even when her attire was provocative and exposed more skin than had been the norm during the more conservative 1950s. Today, many monokinis are designed as the ultimate in sexy swimwear, using chains, strings, and strategic strips of fabric to join the upper and lower portions of the suit while still covering the basics of the female form. Today's styles are decidedly less racy than Gernreich's original design, but nonetheless are a revealing style of swimsuit. 
The term monokini is also now used to indicate any topless swimsuit, particularly a bikini bottom worn without a bikini top.  In recent years, the term has come into use for topless bathing by women: where the bikini has two parts, the monokini is the lower part. Where monokinis are in use, the word bikini may jokingly refer to a two-piece outfit consisting of a monokini and a sun hat.
A microkini is an extremely skimpy bikini.  The designs for both women and men typically use only enough fabric to cover the genitalia. A sex organ, or primary sexual characteristic, as narrowly defined is any of the anatomical parts of the body which are involved in sexual reproduction and constitute Any additional straps are merely to keep the garment attached to the wearer's body. Some variations of the microkini use adhesive or wire to hold the fabric in place over the genitals. These designs do not require any additional side straps to keep the garment in place. The most radical variations of the microkini are simply thin straps which cover little or none of the wearer's body. The term "microkini" was coined in 1995 in an online community dedicated to enthusiasts of the extreme designs.  Microkinis fill a niche between nudism and conservative swimwear. Naturism or nudism is a cultural and Political movement advocating and defending social Nudity in private and in public. In addition to keeping the wearer just within legal limits of decency, they have also evolved to become the ultimate in provocative sun wear.
The modern microkini's origins can be traced back to the early-1970's in Venice Beach, California, USA, where, after legislation was passed banning nudity there, beach regulars began making their own tiny bathing suits to comply with the new laws. Venice is a district in western Los Angeles California. It is known for its Canals Beaches and Circus -like Ocean Front Walk, The homemade suits were often little more than tiny, remnant pieces of fabric, crudely sewn together with thin twine or fishing line. Then around 1975, a local bikini shop picked up on the idea and began to make more practical styles using modern materials. Soon after, several adult film actresses began wearing the shop's suits in their films and the style began to catch on. Pubikini, an extreme form of microkini, is another bathing suit created by Rudi Gernreich. The pubikini is a small piece of fabric that hugs the hips and buttocks but leaves the pubic region exposed. 
The tankini is a swimsuit combining a tank top and a bikini bottom. A sleeveless shirt, tank top or singlet (or sometimes Vest) is a Shirt manufactured without Sleeves or one where the sleeves  The tankini is distinguished from the classic bikini by the difference in tops, the top of the tankini essentially being a tank top. The tankini top extends downward to somewhere between just above the navel and the top of the hips. The word is a neologism combining the tank of tank top with the end of the word bikini. A neologism (from Greek neo = "new" + logos = "word" is a word that although devised relatively recently in a specific time period has been
This type of swimwear is considered by some to provide modesty closer to a one piece suit with the convenience of a two piece suit, e. g. the entire suit need not be removed in order to use a lavatory. Tankinis come in a variety of styles, colors and shapes, some include features such as integrated push-up bras. See also Brassiere A wide range of styles of brassieres now exists to be worn in a variety of situations and with a variety of outergarments A tankini for pregnant women also exists, which is divided in front exposing the navel. The navel (also called an umbilicus or colloquially belly button) is a Scar on the Abdomen, caused when the Umbilical cord is removed It is named the "peekaboo tankini".
The sling bikini is also known as a "suspender bikini", "suspender thong", "slingshot bikini" or just "slingshot". The slingshot is a one-piece suit which provides as little, or even less, coverage (or as much exposure) as a bikini. Usually, a slingshot resembles a bikini bottom, but rather than the straps going around the hips or waist, the side straps extend upwards to cover the breasts and go over the shoulders, leaving the entire sides of the torso uncovered, but the nipples and pubic area covered. Behind the neck, the straps join and reach down the back to become a thong. The thong is an Undergarment and Swimwear, worn by both sexes mostly women in a style characterized by a thin strip of material along the center of the garment’s This style of swimsuit was infamously worn by Sacha Baron Cohen's character Borat. Sacha Noam Baron Cohen (born 13 October 1971 is a British Jewish Comedian, Writer and Golden Globe -winning Actor most noted
Female athletes who play beach volleyball professionally usually wear two-pieces. These bikinis are designed with functionality rather than fashion in mind. In 2004 Olympic Games, inclusion of bikini-clad athletes raised eyebrows, while a controversy broke out around bikini-clad cheerleaders performing at a beach volleyball match. The Olympic Games is an international Multi-sport event established for both summer and winter games  The costume stirred up a controversy at 2006 Asian Games at Doha, Qatar, and Iraqi team did not wear the conventional costume. The Asian Games, also called the Asiad, is a Multi-sport event held every four years among athletes from all over Asia.  In 2007 South Pacific Games, players were made to wear shorts and cropped sports tops instead of bikinis. The Pacific Games (formerly known as the South Pacific Games) is a Multi-sport event, much like the Olympics, (albeit on a much smaller scale with participation  In the same year, fans voted for contestants for WWE Diva contest after watching them playing beach volleyball in skimpy bikinis.  The popularity of Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball, a video game for Xbox, was attributed to the skimpily clad women. The Xbox is a sixth-generation Video game console produced by Microsoft Corporation. 
The bikini is, naturally, one of the most favorite subjects of popular culture. A comic book (often shortened to simply comic and sometimes called a comic paper or comic magazine) is a Magazine or Book of narrative Jo-Jo Congo King was a Fictional character that appeared in Comic books published by Fox Feature Syndicate. Popular culture (or pop culture) is the Culture — patterns of human activity and the symbolic structures that give such activities significance and importance — The many incarnations of the bikini is evident in contests, movies, magazines, music, literature, magazines and even video games. Bikini modeling is one of the most popular modeling genre, often creating controversies.
The Bikini Planet is a science fiction comedy written by David S. Garnett and released exclusively in the UK as a paperback. Bikini Planet is a Science fiction comedy written by David S Garnett and released exclusively in the UK as a paperback David S Garnett (born 1947) is a UK Science fiction author and editor whose novels include Cosmic Carousel and Bikini Planet. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located It is written as a sub-sequel to an earlier story written by Garnett in 1994, entitled Stargonauts, which features the some of the same settings and characters from the first story.
Bikini News is a series of satirical news videos featuring two comediennes performing in bikinis in a comedic style similar to The Daily Show and Saturday Night Live available in podcast and vodcast form, as well as in mov and wmv file formats. Bikini News is a series of Satirical News videos featuring two comediennes performing in bikinis in a comedic style similar to The Daily Show and Saturday Satire is often strictly defined as a literary genre or form; although in practice it is also found in the graphic and Performing arts In satire human News is any new information or information on Current events which is presented by print, broadcast, Internet, or Word of mouth The Daily Show (known in its current incarnation as The Daily Show Saturday Night Live ( SNL) is a weekly late-night 90-minute American Sketch comedy / Variety show based in New York City A podcast is a series of audio or Video digital-media files which is distributed over the Internet by syndicated Download Video podcast (sometimes shortened to vidcast or vodcast) is a term used for the online delivery of Video on demand Video clip content via Windows Media Video ( WMV) is a compressed Video file format for several proprietary Codecs developed by Microsoft. As of October 2007, over 90 episodes and 80 bloopers/sketches have been created. NCIS, an American police procedural television series revolving around a fictional team of special agents, had an episode on Bikini Wax (18th epidosde, 2nd season). NCIS, promoted as Navy NCIS in its first season aka Navy NCIS Naval Criminal Investigative Service or NCIS Naval Criminal The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The police procedural is a sub-genre of the mystery story which attempts to convincingly depict the activities of a Police force as they investigate Crimes A television program (US television programme (UK or television show (U Within the United States, the title of Special Agent is used to describe any federal criminal or non-criminal investigator or Detective in the 1811 1801 2501 or " Bikini Wax " is the 18th episode of the second season of the Drama Television series NCIS. Bikini Bottom is a city that appears in the Nickelodeon animated television series, SpongeBob SquarePants. Nickelodeon (commonly referred to as Nick) is an American Cable television network owned by Viacom International, founded in 1977 as Pinwheel The bouncing ball animation (below consists of these 6 frames SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series and Media franchise. Located at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, it is where the series' main characters live, and where most of the episodes take place. The Pacific Ocean is the largest of the Earth 's Oceanic divisions
The Bikini Karate Babes is a digitized 2D fighting game developed by Creative Edge Studios. Bikini Karate Babes is a digitized 2D Fighting game developed by Creative Edge Studios. A fighting game (also referred as a versus fighting game, competitive fighting game, tournament fighting game or head-to-head fighting game) It features an all-female cast of 19 fighters, all clad in bikinis and played by real actresses. A bikini or two-piece is a type of women's Swimsuit, characterized by two separate parts &mdash one covering the Breasts (optionally in the case of
The Swedish Bikini Team was a group of American female models who appeared in an advertising campaign for Old Milwaukee beer. The Swedish Bikini Team was a group of American female models who appeared in an Advertising campaign for Old Milwaukee Beer The United States of America —commonly referred to as the An advertising campaign is a series of Advertisement messages that share a single idea and theme which make up an integrated marketing communication (IMC Old Milwaukee is an American Lager -style Beer currently brewed under contract by Joseph Schlitz, and owned by Pabst Brewing Company. Beer is the world's oldest and most widely consumed Alcoholic beverage and the third most popular drink overall after water and tea These commercials ran for several months in 1991 in the United States, playing with American stereotype of blonde and big breastsed Scandinavian women. Year 1991 ( MCMXCI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A stereotype (from Greek: stereo + týpos = "solid impression" is a generalized perception of first impressions behaviors presumed by a group Blond (also spelled blonde, see below) or fair-haired is a Hair color characterized by low levels of the dark Pigment eumelanin The breast is the upper Ventral region of an animal’s Torso, particularly that of Mammals including Human beings. Terminology and usage As a cultural term "Scandinavia" has no official definition and is subject to usage by those who identify with the culture in question as well Feminist activists found the ads misogynistic. Feminism is a discourse that involves various movements theories, and Philosophies which are concerned with the issue of Gender difference, advocate Misogyny (mɪˈsɒdʒɪni is hatred (or contemptof women Misogyny is parallel to Misandry — the hatred of men Though the campaign generated widespread interest, the advertisements were dropped after protests by the National Organization for Women and female employees of the Pabst Brewing Company. The National Organization for Women ( NOW) is the largest American Feminist organization Pabst Brewing Company is an American company founded in 1844 by Jacob Best
A bikini contest is a beauty contest where women compete against each other in bikinis. A beauty contest or beauty pageant is a competition based mainly though not always entirely on the physical beauty of its contestants and often incorporating Personality A bikini or two-piece is a type of women's Swimsuit, characterized by two separate parts &mdash one covering the Breasts (optionally in the case of Bikini contests can take place in bars, nightclubs, strip clubs at beaches, and beauty pageants. A nightclub (or "night club" or "club" is a drinking, dancing, and entertainment venue which does its primary business after dark A strip club is a Nightclub or bar that offers Striptease (the erotic removal of a performer's clothing and possibly other related services such as Related companies regularly sponsor such contests to discover and attract new talents to promote their products. Bikini contests can also take place over the Internet by women submitting pictures of themselves in bikinis. The Internet is a global system of interconnected Computer networks 
Contestants often wear sashes indicating where they are from in bikini contests, in similarity to the tradition in other beauty pageants. It is becoming more and more common for women to wear bikinis as part of the swimsuit competitions at major pageants. A swimsuit, bathing suit or swimming costume is an item of Clothing designed to be worn for Swimming. Participants in the Miss Teen USA pageant are now required to wear bikinis. Miss Teen USA is a Beauty pageant run by the Miss Universe Organization for girls aged 15–19
Beach Party films were an American 1960s genre of feature films which often starred Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon. Bikini Beach is a 1964 Teen film directed by William Asher and starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello. Beach Party movies were an American 1960s genre of feature films which often starred Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon. Beach Party movies were an American 1960s genre of feature films which often starred Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon. The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969 Annette Joanne Funicello (born October 22, 1942) is an American Singer and Actress. Frankie Avalon (born Francis Thomas Avallone September 18 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American Actor They were originally intended as a low-budget imitation of both the Elvis Presley musical and the Doris Day sex comedy, aimed at the teen market, but they ended up taking on a life of their own. Doris Mary Anne von Kappelhoff (born April 3, 1922) is an American Singer, actress, and animal welfare advocate known as The "classic" series was produced by American International Pictures, and imitated in turn by numerous other studios. American International Pictures was a Film production company formed in April 1956 from American Releasing Beach Party (1963), Muscle Beach Party (1963), Bikini Beach (1964), Pajama Party (1964), Beach Blanket Bingo (1965), How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965), The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966) are titles that were made as part of the classic beach party genre. Muscle Beach Party is the second of the ' Beach Party films. It was made in 1964 by American International Pictures and was directed by Bikini Beach is a 1964 Teen film directed by William Asher and starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello. Pajama Party is a Beach party film starring Tommy Kirk and Annette Funicello. Beach Blanket Bingo is an American International Pictures Beach Party film, released in 1965 and was directed by William Asher. How to Stuff a Wild Bikini is a 1965 Beach Party film from American International Pictures. The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini was the seventh (and last of the American International Pictures Beach Party films and was released in 1966 The final entry in the original series was The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini, released in 1966. The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini was the seventh (and last of the American International Pictures Beach Party films and was released in 1966 Year 1966 ( MCMLXVI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. The end credits for another AIP Avalon comedy, Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965) reveal that the original title planned for this film was The Girl in the Glass Bikini, and that Funicello and Avalon were slated to appear. Dr Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine is a 1965 American International Pictures film directed by Norman Taurog and starring Vincent Price, Year 1965 ( MCMLXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. However, Funicello and Avalon both passed, and the leads in The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini were played by Tommy Kirk and Deborah Walley. Thomas Lee Kirk, better known as Tommy Kirk (born December 10, 1941, in Louisville Kentucky) is a former American Child actor Deborah Walley ( August 12, 1943 &ndash May 10, 2001) was an American Actress.
Avalon and Funicello starred in Paramount Pictures Back to the Beach in 1987, playing off their original roles and subsequent careers. Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and Distribution company, based in Hollywood California. Back to the Beach is a 1987 Comedy film starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello, directed by Lyndall Hobbs. The 1965 movie Ski Party (with Dwayne Hickman, Yvonne Craig, Lesley Gore and James Brown) is also notable for employing many of the same actors and schticks, only transplanted to a ski resort in the Sawtooth National Forest. Ski Party is a B-movie, directed by Alan Rafkin and released in 1965 by American International Pictures ("AIP" Dwayne Bernard Hickman (born May 18, 1934 in Los Angeles) is an American Actor and Television executive Yvonne Joyce Craig (born May 16, 1937 in Taylorville Illinois) is an American actress best known as Batgirl from Lesley Gore (born May 2, 1946 as Lesley Sue Goldstein) is an American Singer-songwriter of the " Girl group era" James Joseph Brown Jr (May 3 1933 – December 25 2006 commonly referred to as "The Godfather of Soul" the "King of Funk" and "The A shtick ( Yiddish: שטיק) (or schtick) is a comic theme or Gimmick. A ski area is a developed recreational facility usually on a Mountain or large Hill, containing ski trails and vital supporting services Sawtooth National Forest is located in the US states of Idaho and Utah. The 1996 movie That Thing You Do! touches briefly on the phenomenon, with the Wonders making an appearance in a fictional beach party movie, Weekend at Party Pier. That Thing You Do! (known in Spain as The Wonders and in Italy as Music Graffiti) is a 1996 Film, written and A 2001 episode of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch ("Beach Blanket Bizarro") also paid homage to the series, with Avalon appearing as himself. Sabrina the Teenage Witch was an American sitcom based on the Archie comic book series of the same name.
Bikini Cavegirl, The Bikini Carwash Company, How to Stuff a Wild Bikini, The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini, and It's a Bikini World are some of the many films that have plotlines revolving around the bikini. Bikini Cavegirl (also known as Teenage Cavegirl) is a Pornographic movie made by Fred Olen Ray. The Bikini Carwash Company is a Movie that was directed by Ed Hansen and released in 1992. How to Stuff a Wild Bikini is a 1965 Beach Party film from American International Pictures. The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini was the seventh (and last of the American International Pictures Beach Party films and was released in 1966 It's a Bikini World is an American Motion picture released in 1967 but probably filmed two years earlier in 1965
A variant of the bikini popular in fantasy literature is a bikini that is made up of metal to serve as (admittedly rather impractical) armor, sometimes referred to as a "chain mail bikini" or "brass bikini". Fantasy literature is Fantasy in written form Historically speaking the majority of fantasy works have been literature Armour (or armor) is protective covering most commonly manufactured from metals to prevent damage from being inflicted to an individual or a vehicle through use of direct contact Mail (also maille, often given as chain mail or chain maille) is a type of Armour or jewellery that consists of small metal rings linked The character Red Sonja is a famous example of such; the game Poxnora is another example, in which all the women wear bikini-like clothing. Red Sonja, the She-Devil with a Sword, is a Fictional character, a Low fantasy Sword and sorcery heroine created by Roy Thomas PoxNora Battlefield of the Immortals is a multiplayer online game that combines a Collectible card game with a Turn-based strategy game. A term for such usage, where sex appeal is more important than actual practicality, is babes-at-arms (parodying "men-at-arms" for fully armoured soldiers). In science fiction, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi features the notable "Princess Leia's metal bikini". Star Wars Episode VI Return of the Jedi is a 1983 Space opera Film directed by Richard Marquand and written by George Lucas Leia and Princess Leia redirect here For the Blackadder character see Princess Leia of Hungary.  It is worn by the character Princess Leia when she is held captive by Jabba the Hutt at the film's beginning. Leia and Princess Leia redirect here For the Blackadder character see Princess Leia of Hungary. Jabba the Hutt is a Fictional character This particular "bikini" has since been elevated to pop culture icon status, spawning various spoofs and parodies (notably the episode of Friends, "The One with the Princess Leia Fantasy") and even a dedicated fansite — Leia's Metal Bikini. Friends was an The following is a list of episodes of the Emmy Award -winning United States Situation comedy Friends.
Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini, a singles written by Paul Vance and Lee Pockriss, has become a part of the history of the bikini. " Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini " is a Novelty song telling the story of a shy high-school student in a very revealing Bathing suit who Released on August 8, 1960, it was also the first single sung by Brian Hyland to enter Billboard Hot 100. Events 1220 - Sweden is defeated by Estonian tribes in the Battle of Lihula. Year 1960 ( MCMLX) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Brian Hyland (born November 12 1943, in Woodhaven, Queens New York) is an American pop Recording artist who The song features in 1961 Billy Wilder film comedy One, Two, Three, as well as films like Sister Act 2 and Revenge of the Nerds II. Billy Wilder ( June 22, 1906 – March 27, 2002) was an Austrian born Jewish - American Journalist One Two Three ( 1961) is a comedy film directed by Billy Wilder and written by I Sister Act 2 Back in the Habit is a 1993 Comedy film starring Whoopi Goldberg, directed by Bill Duke, and released by Touchstone Revenge of the Nerds II Nerds in Paradise is the 1987 Sequel to the 1984 comedy Revenge of the Nerds. It also features in commercials for Yoplait light yogurt, YWCA, and TV Easy magazine. Yoplait (pronounced yo-play or yop-lay depending on native dialects is a company owned by two French holdings SODIAAL and PAI Management and is the second best selling brand in For other uses see Young Women's Christian Association The World YWCA is the umbrella organization of the global network of the YWCA - a movement of women working for
Do The Bikini Dance, a single by Dee Dee Ramone, was released on the day Ramones were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2002. A single released by Dee Dee Ramone the day the Ramones were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2002 Dee Dee Ramone ( Douglas Glenn Colvin) ( September 18, 1951 - June 5, 2002) was a German American Songwriter The Ramones were an American rock band often regarded as the first Punk rock group In the Gang of Four song "I Found That Essence Rare", the Bikini is suggested to be ". Gang of Four are an English Post-punk group from Leeds. Original personnel were singer Jon King, guitarist Andy Gill, bass guitarist . . dressed for the H-Bomb. The Teller–Ulam design is a Nuclear weapon design which is used in Megaton -range Thermonuclear weapons and is more colloquially referred to as "the . . ". In 1997 the French-German Electronic band Stereo Total released an album named Monokini. Stereo Total is a Berlin -based French-German duo Members are Françoise Cactus (born Françoise Van Hove and Brezel (' Pretzel ' Göring (aka Friedrich Hungarian rock band Bikini, Riot Grrrl movement induced punk rock band Bikini Kill and Los Angeles, California based electro-pop duo Cherry Bikini had names inspired by the bikini. Riot grrrl was an underground Feminist punk movement that started in the early 1990s and is often associated with Third-wave feminism (it Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West
The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is published annually by Sports Illustrated. The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is published annually by Sports Illustrated. Sports Illustrated is an American Sports Magazine owned by media conglomerate Time Warner. It features fashion models wearing swimwear in exotic locales. Inclusion is considered a stick by which supermodels are measured. A supermodel is a highly-paid élite fashion model who usually has a worldwide reputation and often a background in Haute couture and commercial modeling  In addition, the issue is a media nexus that in 2005 carried $35 million in advertising. The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been  New issues come out around the middle of February or later. First published in 1964, it is credited with making the bikini a legitimate piece of apparel. Year 1964 ( MCMLXIV) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the 1964 Gregorian calendar.  The issue that got the most letters was the 1978 issue.  The best selling issue was the 25th Anniversary Issue with Kathy Ireland on the cover in 1989. Kathy Ireland (born March 20, 1963) is an American model, Actress, businesswoman and CEO of her Eponymous brand product marketing Year 1989 ( MCMLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar) 
Urbe Bikini (UB) is a Venezuelan, Maxim-styled monthly created by Urbe's editor-in-chief & creative director, Gabriel Torrelles and publisher, Carlos Lizarralde, who sold the company to the country's largest publisher, Cadena Capriles. Urbe Bikini is a Venezuelan Maxim-styled monthly with original photographs of famous models and editorial content geared to men 25 to 40 Maxim is an international men's magazine based in the United Kingdom and known for its revealing pictorials featuring popular Actresses It is the largest circulation glossy in the country and a cultural and circulation phenomenon in itself for more than 10 years.