Dimensions / Weight
Dimensions: 27.5" H x 12.75" W x 1.25" D
khaki cotton with inflatable rubber bladders
Type B-4 life preserver, commonly referred to as a “Mae West.”
Mae West was a veteran of vaudeville and Broadway. She made her first movie and immediately became a national sex symbol when she was nearly 40. With her hourglass figure, saucy double-entendres, and sinful saunter on five-inch heels, she was a natural bombshell. During World War II, Allied soldiers called their inflatable life jackets "Mae West" in honor of West's famously buxom figure.