Thursday, June 25, 2009

Farrah and that red swimsuit

Farrah Fawcett's star rose to the stratosphere after she posed in 1976 for a poster wearing a one-piece swimsuit. It's gone down in pop culture history as the famous "red swimsit poster."

Only it wasn't red.

As you can see in these photos, The swimsuit was actually burnt orange. Burnt orange and white are the school colors of The University of Texas at Austin, where Farrah was the most beautiful girl in the Delta Delta Delta sorority when she was discovered by Hollywood.

Color bleeds in various printings of the poster evened it out to "red."


Anonymous said...

Thank you for FINALLY confirming to me that I am NOT COLOR BLIND! I always asked the question "Why do they call it a 'RED' swimsuit???" It was always a RUST color to me!!! Now I learn it's called BURNT ORANGE! AND never did I ever see it in a RED color!


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George Vreeland Hill said...

I still have that poster.
I would love to see the swimsuit that helped make Farrah an icon.

George Vreeland Hill

pharmacy said...

I hear about her, she had a great career as far i know but I don't know, well I'm not gonna say that she was a good person because I never meet her, but well sorry for her family.