Jane Withers rides a bike. A Monark Silver King, no less.

Jane Withers rides a bike. A Monark Silver King, no less.

James Stewart rests on a bike. 

James Stewart rests on a bike. 

A.E. Matthews rides a bike — on the deck of the Cutty Sark. Lieutenant Commander H.J. West and world professional sprinter Reg Harris look on. 

A.E. Matthews rides a bike — on the deck of the Cutty Sark. Lieutenant Commander H.J. West and world professional sprinter Reg Harris look on. 

Mary Martin parks a bike, models leg o’mutton sleeves.
YESTERDAY’S GIRL went a’bicycling in togs like this! Mary Martin, starring with Allan Jones in Paramount’s “In the Gay Days of Victor Herbert,” wears a 1900 divided skirt of navy blue viscose wool and a shirtwaist of navy and white striped taffeta with leg o’mutton sleeves. Her high boots button in the fashion of the period and her straw sailor is pinned at a rakish angle with good old-fashioned hat-pins. Edith Head designed this authentic period costume.

Mary Martin parks a bike, models leg o’mutton sleeves.

YESTERDAY’S GIRL went a’bicycling in togs like this! Mary Martin, starring with Allan Jones in Paramount’s “In the Gay Days of Victor Herbert,” wears a 1900 divided skirt of navy blue viscose wool and a shirtwaist of navy and white striped taffeta with leg o’mutton sleeves. Her high boots button in the fashion of the period and her straw sailor is pinned at a rakish angle with good old-fashioned hat-pins. Edith Head designed this authentic period costume.

Gary Cooper and Margarita ride a bike. Babe Ruth rides a bat.

Gary Cooper and Margarita ride a bike. Babe Ruth rides a bat.

Phil Baker rides a bike.

Phil Baker rides a bike.

Elsa Martinelli rides a bike. 

Elsa Martinelli rides a bike. 

Elaine Morey, aka Janet Warren, rides a bike.

Elaine Morey, aka Janet Warren, rides a bike.

Jayne Mansfield and due bambini ride bikes in Rome.

Jayne Mansfield and due bambini ride bikes in Rome.

Muriel Angelus rides a bike, tows a cabana.
OFF TO THE BEACH: WAVING TO HER FRIEND (AN UNOBTRUSIVE INDIVIDUAL), MURIEL PREPARES TO PEDAL TO THE BEACH. THE CABANA, OF COURSE, COMES TRUNDLING AFTER. 
ACME NEWSPAPERS, 1940

Muriel Angelus rides a bike, tows a cabana.

OFF TO THE BEACH: WAVING TO HER FRIEND (AN UNOBTRUSIVE INDIVIDUAL), MURIEL PREPARES TO PEDAL TO THE BEACH. THE CABANA, OF COURSE, COMES TRUNDLING AFTER.

ACME NEWSPAPERS, 1940