Balloon Girl

1947: The entertainment at gunmaker Melvin Johnson's dinner party was a balloon-clad model whom guests (apparently a bunch of old men) shot at with a pellet gun between courses. To the guests' great frustration, the balloons failed to break.


Source: Life - June 30, 1947
Posted By: Alex - Tue Mar 31, 2015
Category: Entertainment, 1940s





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Haha! That's what they get, no boobies!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/31/15 at 08:05 AM
I'm getting some ideas for your next visit Patty !!
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 03/31/15 at 12:35 PM
They must have rigged the rifle to reduce the air pressure or.... it was a Benjamin with only one pump.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/31/15 at 12:53 PM
Amazed that none of them took a shot at the girl out of frustration
Posted by crc in idaho on 03/31/15 at 06:52 PM
@Expat

If you read the article, its powered by a rubber band (accurate to 30 feet!). The photo of a table-full of people taking aim is worth the click.
Posted by crc in idaho on 03/31/15 at 06:56 PM
Ah! There it is... I got directed to the 'last' page. Yup... harmless unless it puts your eye out!!!!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/31/15 at 11:14 PM
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