Posted: 03/10/2014 at 08:06
I believe that you tend to see what you're looking for.
Its a very long time ago now but I remember watching those long legged ladies the Television Toppers on the Black and White Minstrel Show. No one seemed to comment about their scanty outfits but they certainly had an audience. And then there were Pans People on TOTP. I remember that people who previously had no interest in pop music began to watch the programme rather than harrumph into their beards.
It was ever thus