As promised, I wore my new linen shell out to the beach for a photo-op. I took the voile shirt off for the picture, but quickly put it back on for sun protection. This is what passes for print-mixing chez BMGM.
LA's heat wave--90 F at the beach in March--is abating. We've been walking at the beach every day, as have a huge number of Angelenos.
As we were descending the stairs from the pier to the beach, a lifeguard pulled up in his jeep and ran up the stairs to the restroom. The lifeguards were busy all weekend. They estimate that as many people visited the beach last weekend as on a typical July 4th weekend.
The real-life vehicles look very similar to the ones on the Baywatch TV show, but the costumes do not; the swimsuits on TV are much skimpier.
The real lifeguards are also generally older and more ethnically diverse than the TV cast. That's true for every TV show or movie set in LA.