Published August 1, 1935
Resting atop newspapers to protect themselves from the hot sand, a young couple relaxes and flirts on the beach at Coney Island. This photograph was taken by Lusha Nelson for a feature in the August 1935 Vanity Fair marking Coney Island's 45th year as a summer entertainment spot.
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