Bikini Of The '60s: Raquel Welch's Fur Two-piece From 'One Million Years BC'
By | June 10, 2021
Perhaps the most enjoyable way to view history is through the tiny sheer lens of the bikini. From Brigitte Bardot in “Girl in the Bikini” to Halle Berry in “Die Another Day,” the bikini spanned much of modern history and not much else. However, undoubtedly, the most iconic bikini in history technically dates back hundreds of thousands of years to Raquel Welch in “One Million B.C.” From Baby Boomers to Millenials, just about every red-blooded American male has appreciated her bikini-clad poster that’s probably pushed millions of boys through puberty.
The Archetypal Poster We Almost Never Got
Amazingly, that seminal poster which was burned into the minds of American Y chromosomes almost never happened. That was due to Welch telling Fox’s studio head, Dick Zanuck, “I didn’t think I was going to do it because it was a dinosaur movie and I didn’t want to be caught dead in a dinosaur movie.” Back then studio heads weren’t very receptive to the word “no”, as Welch found out because “he was not sympathetic to that”.