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Sabrina doing the Twist, Peppermint Lounge, Sydney, January 1962 / Australian Photographic Agency | by State Library of New South Wales collection
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Sabrina doing the Twist, Peppermint Lounge, Sydney, January 1962 / Australian Photographic Agency

"Weird and wonderful Sydney" exhibition caption: "This young man could not believe his luck and the photographer couldn't keep his camera steady, when Sabrina danced The Twist at the Peppermint Lounge. The medical profession said the twist would cause "dislocated joints, slipped discs, sacroiliac damage and muscle sprains". The only muscle sprain here was ocular"

 

Biographical note: Sabrina, real name Norma Sykes, (born 19 May 1936) was a 1950's English glamour model who progressed to a minor movie career. Her main claim to fame was her hourglass figure. She currently lives in Hollywood.

Reference: Wikipedia

 

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