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Anita Poli
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Gripsholm and Kungsholm 1970 - 1974

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Anita Poli Olsson

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Aboard the Gripsholm, around 1971, the performer Gerrit van Triest was giving a show.
The harem ladies standing nearest behind him in this picture were Anita Olsson and Monika Evnell.

Lis Brokmose has identified more Harem Ladies:
From left in pink Ingrid Meier, stewardess on Upper Deck M., Christina Areskough, Stewardess on Upper Deck F.
Monica from the Beauty Parlor, Gerd Mårtenson, in green dress, stewardess on B-deck, Ewa Olsson stewardess on A-deck.

Carneval party in the women’s dayroom on B-deck, Kungsholm 1972.
Anita and Babs are standing up. Lilja is on her knees disguised as a Stone Age woman

The Swedish folk dance team of the Kungsholm 1972.
Chief purser Curt Dawe and the orchestra leader Geza are standing
in the top row with Werner to their right and Günter to their left.
Patrick Zeller is just in front of Dawe, and Luigi Poli is to the far right in the picture.
In the bottom row, from the right: Anita, Nina, Majvor, Doris, Bodil, Mona, Marie, and Lilja

Swedish midsummer celebration onboard the MS Kungsholm in 1973, with traditional folkdance around the maypole.
The folkdance team, fiddler and folk musicians from the ship’s orchestra give a performance on Promenade Deck.
Anita Olsson and Luigi Poli are the dancing couple to the far right in the picture.

Fashion show in the Main Lounge on MS Kungsholm, probably 1972, presented by Social Directress Lorna Yost.
Anita Olsson is standing on the right hand side of Lorna, followed by Maggan and Doddan (Doris hairdresser).
On Lorna's left hand are Babs, Mona, cruise staff Phillip Panettiere, and singer John Dyar.

Fashion Show in the Main Lounge of the Kungsholm on February 3, 1973.
Crew members act as models in the show. Here, deck waiter Tommy Stark performs as a fashion
model dressed in a knitted Norwegian wool sweater that is offered by the NK shop onboard.

The Fashion Show event engaged the American cruise staff as well as female
and male crew members of the ship. During the performance passengers
could order coffee and drinks from attentive waiters in the Main Lounge.

Kungsholm 1973, Aft Smoking Room around Christmas time. Mr. and Mrs. Davis from Texas
were giving a party with gifts to their guests. Anita is in the center and Maggan to the right.
Cruise staff Phillip Panettiere is standing behind Anita.

Crew masquerade 1973 onboard the MS Kungsholm . Chief purser Curt Dave is disguised as himself.
Anita Olsson, second person on Dawe’s left hand side, has dressed up as a Chinese monk.
Willy Gebel is the kneeling Yankee to the right in the picture.

Kungsholm 1973. Chief Steward Stig Lundgren is beaming in a brilliant mood,
being surrounded by eight young women. Upper row from the left:
Mona, Birgitta, Birgitta, Lilja, unknown. Bottom row: Babs, Doris, Anita.

Celebrities often travelled with SAL. Here, the famous Swedish filmmaker Arne Sucksdorff
is showing photos on board the Kungsholm with his family in the winter of 1974.

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