Re: A History Of Women's Tennis on Film
1919 and 1920
"Women's Tennis 1910-1919 is the British Pathe title, but the main feature here is Elizabeth Ryan. The date and local is most likely 1919 at Wimbledon-but there is no firm evidence for that. At 1:32 in the clip Ryan's unknown opponent comes into view.
Kitty McKane Godfree
"Women's Tennis 1920-1930" is the title, but the sole subject of this 1 and a half minute footage is of Kitty McKane. It MUST be at least 1920, as Kitty has a bandeau-a fashion made popular by Suzanne Lenglen.
Suzanne and King Gustav of Sweden play on the French Rivera in the early 1920s. Brief view of Eliazbeth Ryan. Only 6 seconds? Exact Date unknown.
Priceless footage of Molla Mallory here (from 2:48 til the end)
Probably England (clearly on grass and several international stars in clip)-a youngish looking Molla hints at a date of 1920 to 1922-but we have nothing solid to date it.
Last edited by Rollo; May 11th, 2015 at 01:52 AM.