Florida Showgirls, 1947

I've had these photos lined up to post for awhile now, but alas I'm just now doing so! Now I can't even recall how I found them. Looking up historical buildings in Florida after my last visit to The Sunshine State? Or simply Googling old photos South Florida to check out spots my husband's grandparents used to frequent? Both are possible!

In any case, I absolutely love the clothing in these photos taken by Allan Grant of Florida showgirls in 1947. There were so many in this lot but I've chose to focus here on the gals just hanging out in Florida in their downtime. Enjoy!

 Two showgirls fishing off a bridge in Florida, 1947. Via Time Life Archives.
 The OG selfie! This Florida showgirl is apparently taking a photo of herself. 1947 via Time Life Archives. 
 Florida showgirls at the beach, 1947. Time Life Archives.
 Florida showgirl at the beach, 1940s. Via Time Life Archives.
 Florida showgirl at the beach, 1940. Via Time Life Archives.
 Florida showgirl at the beach, 1947. Via Time Life Archives.
 Florida showgirl doing a backbend at the beach, 1940s. Via Time Life Archives.
 Florida showgirls at the beach, 1947. Via Time Life Archives.
 Florida showgirls at the beach, 1940s. Via Time Life Archives.
 Florida showgirls at the beach, 1940s. Via Time Life Archives.
 Florida showgirl reading her mail. Florida, 1947. Via Time Life Archives. 
 Showgirl on the communal phone, 1947. Photo via Time Life Archives.
 Florida showgirls in their shared bedroom, 1947. Via Time Life Archives.
 Florida showgirls in front of their house, 1947. Photo via Time Life Archives.
 Florida, 1947. Via Time Life Archives.
 Two showgirls window shopping, 140s. Photo via Time Life Archives.
 Florida showgirls in their downtime, 1947. Via Time Life Archives. 
 Florida showgirl and her pet bird, 1947. Photo via Time Life Archives.