40's bathing beauties at the arizona inn, tucson © 2012 . All rights reserved.

summer issue!

bathing beauties at one of Tucson’s oldest and CHIC-est resorts: the Arizona Inn  has been family owned and operated since its creation in 1930 by Isabella Greenway, Arizona’s first Congresswoman and a lifelong friend of Eleanor Roosevelt. The Inn was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. check out their gallery of historic photos – fun! gary cooper and clark gable, among other hollywood stars, would hang out while filming in tucson. and who can blame them! we heartily recommend a visit and a patio cocktail if you’re ever around these parts…

and now enjoy this technicolor splash of fun!

arizona inn, tucson, arizona. vintage bathing beauties

arizona inn, tucson, arizona. vintage bathing beauties arizona inn, tucson, arizona. vintage bathing beauties

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old hollywood glamour at the Arizona Inn, Tucson, Arizona

old hollywood glamour at the Arizona Inn, Tucson, Arizona

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this photoshoot is part of a larger project commissioned by the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation to create a gorgeous calendar featuring salient historic architectural landmarks in Tucson, all passionately photographed by yours truly, accompanied by stunning vintage fashions styled with perfection by local talent Sydney Ballesteros – check out her fashion/lifestyle blog: Golden Girl of the West

oh! see the current edition of Zocalo Magazine, one of our local City Mags, for an article published by Sydney: “Old Hollywood Awaits”