In Saigon pretty girls parade before man and show off their new dresses. Not to?
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MLS Model in "early thirties" Vietnam dress."
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CU Model in casual Vietnamese dress (high neck).
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MLS Model in casual Vietnamese dress (low neck)
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LS "Muscle-Men" on stage.
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MLS 57-year-old "Muscle-Man". breaks 3 bricks with a punch.
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MLS "Muscle-Man" twisting iron bar round his neck.
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Background: In Saigon pretty girls parade before man and show off their new dresses. Not to be outdone, the men decide to show off something too - their muscles.
The Vietnamese handicraft development center organised a fashion show in which models wore dresses of both western and eastern design. New fangled evening dress of the west rubbed shoulders with the century old traditional Vietnamese tunic fashions of the past mingled with fashions of tomorrow.
The main purpose in organising the show was to popularise the use of local material which is within the reach of the common man. In all 48 different designs were on display and every entrant was loudly cheered.
In a competition organised under the aegis of the apartment of youth and sport, Nguyen Thank Nhon was elected "Mr. Vietnam 1960" Nguyen Thank had to pit his physique against aspiring champions from all parts of South Vietnam. One after the other the contestants mounted the rostrum and flexed their muscles and struck poses to show their figure to the best advantage.
However, it was not all muscles and tension at the sport center. Pleasant diversion was provided by an athletic hero of past times with his "Strong man feasts." It was child's play for 57-year-old Ly Ngoc Long to crash to smithereens a heap of bricks with his bare fist. The strong man thought nothing of twisting a 1/2-inch thick iron round his neck.