Iconic diving boards with a story

The Beatles going to the USA 1964


Ringo Starr, John Lennon, George Harrison and Paul McCartney messing around on a diving board in Los angeles, 1964. When they were discovering the USA and the USA was discovering them.

Viva Las Vegas 1963

Elvis Viva Las Vegas

Famous scene on the diving board of the movie made in 1963, released in 1964 . Elvis Presley and Ann Margret (the stunt of falling of the board was performed by Lance Le Gault, You can see it in the picture)

Scott Donie 1992

scott donie

1992 at the Barcelona Olympic diving finals pictured with the iconic Sagrada Familia Cathedral in the background. Photo by Rol Donie.


Princess Diana 1997

Diana #1

The most iconic : The last summer of her life (July 1997). See this as a tribute.


Waimate 1908


Waimate Borough Council’s mayor John Manchester bravely went out to the end of the diving board to officially open the town’s new public swimming baths in 1908. The beginning of the 20th century was market by the revival of public swimming baths.

Mick Jagger 1965


Mick sits on the diving board at the Manger Town and Country Motor Lodge pool in Savannah, Georgia, May 1965 (not really happy it seems). Thought to be lost, This unseen photo was taken by Bob Bonis, the tour manager for The Rolling Stones’ U.S. tours between 1964 and 1966.

Marilyn Monroe 1949

Norma Jeane aka Marilyn Monroe

Norma Jeane in a bikini on a diving board. Marilyn Monroe photographed by Arthur Weegee at the Jones Beach Pool in New York, June 1949. She loved swimming and posing on diving boards.

Tsjernobil now

ChernobilTsjernobil, abandoned board… we know why. At 01.23 am on the 26th of April 1986 a nuclear reactor exploded in the vicinity of Tsjernobil (15.000 people), since then the place is abandoned. 

more to come…

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