“Tames Alan is known for her in-depth research and lively presentational style. She kindles a thirst for history while entertaining the audiences with her knowledge and humor.” Pierce & King County Libraries
One-woman, historically accurate costumed programs that are educational entertainment
Customs & Culture
Programs that cover a wide range of subjects that don't fit neatly into any of the other categories
Tames Alan, the actress, historian, and fashion history teacher behind Living History Lectures
On July 5, 1946, French designer Louis Reard unveiled a daring two-piece swimsuit at a popular swimming pool in Paris. Parisian showgirl Micheline Bernardini modeled the new fashion, which Reard dubbed “bikini,” inspired by a news-making U.S. atomic test that took place off the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean earlier that week.