We've taken more than a few trips back to the 1940s before, sometimes to ogle crime scene photos, sometimes to stalk JD Salinger, sometimes to investigate time-space hipster anomalies. But this is the first time we've come across the lady lifeguards of Manhattan Beach, who were “swift in action, calm in mind, a godsend to a tired little body.” Check out a "gently leering" 1940's newsreel all about them—from their modest bathing suits to the "thorough" chest-tapping examinations.