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Sep 19th, 2017 02:42 AM
Rollo
Re: Chris Evert Thread

With husband John Lloyd

May 24th, 2017 04:29 PM
Mark43
Re: Chris Evert Thread

I liked Chris's late-to-the game Olivia Newton John look in 1983 as well. It was the last time I thought she looked pretty and youthful, and well, like Chris Evert from my youth (fab 70's). The following year she began the nonstop perm and peroxide death combo that fried her once natural looking golden locks. After that I always saw her as the jock-y housewife down the street who did too much aeorbics and constantly wore The Jane Fonda Collection by Gloria Vanderbilt™! Hehe. Of course Single White Female copycat Martina looked much much worse with her straw colored nightmare starting the same year as Chris. It would have been nice to freeze them both permanently in that lovely fall 1981 match at the USO.
May 23rd, 2017 08:52 PM
Sumarokov-Elston
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The imagery is very evocative. Do pine trees represent death or rest?
Rollo, they are cypress trees, but yes, they represent death and (eternal) rest

Know Your Trees: Symbolism, The Cypress | Art of Mourning

Böcklin owned a villa way up in the hills over Florence. It is very close to where Leonardo da Vinci attempted to fly (or, rather, attempted to get his boyfriend to fly... by pushing him off a mountain wearing "wings" he had created). Mark Twain also lived nearby (he stayed closer to the village where the other great artist of the Renaissance, Michelangelo, grew up).

The island of the dead painted by Böcklin was based on the English Cemetery in Florence, which is now an "island" in the middle of a busy road!
May 20th, 2017 02:34 AM
Rollo
Re: Chris Evert Thread

Some shots of Chris Evert Lloyd at the 1983 French Open. I always thought this was Chris at her loveliest.

May 20th, 2017 02:32 AM
Rollo
Re: Chris Evert Thread

I will have to see that movie Joey!

The imagery is very evocative. Do pine trees represent death or rest?

Add in Boris Karloff and of course this film goes on my "must see" list. Are you a classic film fan?
May 18th, 2017 06:20 PM
Joey Medusa
Re: Chris Evert Thread

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I love Böcklin. one of the highlights of a trip to Berlin was seeing this [The Island of the Dead]

Ah yes, that's a great painting, or I guess it's paintings because Böcklin painted 5 versions of it, all a bit different. Very haunting & mysterious. I don't know if you're familiar with it, but there's a good B-horror film starring Boris Karloff from 1945 which was inspired by the Böcklin painting(s) and is set on the titular isle. It's definitely worth checking out.

Isle of the Dead (1945) - IMDb
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isle_of_the_Dead_(film)

May 18th, 2017 05:50 PM
Rollo
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Thanks Rollo, it's a painting simply titled "Medusa" by Swiss symbolist painter Arnold Böcklin from circa 1878.



I love Böcklin. one of the highlights of a trip to Berlin was seeing this [The Island of the Dead]

May 18th, 2017 05:46 PM
Rollo
Re: Chris Evert Thread

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Chrissie may have lost that semi-final, but what a coming out party the '71 US Open was for her, and the respect Billie showed the 16 year old Chrissie was awesome
King had some interesting things to say about that event. While praiseworthy of Chris, she also felt she had to stop her in that semi. Billie Jean actually cried beforehand from the pressure.

Of course she was crying with joy afterwards!

I'll try and post some more on this soon.
May 18th, 2017 09:07 AM
Joey Medusa
Re: Chris Evert Thread

Chrissie with some of the girls from Evert Tennis Academy.

May 16th, 2017 02:50 AM
Joey Medusa
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Gorgeous photo Joey Medusa! This is from the 1971 US Open-the event that made Evert an overnight sensation.

P. S. The Medusa avatar is very cool.
Chrissie may have lost that semi-final, but what a coming out party the '71 US Open was for her, and the respect Billie showed the 16 year old Chrissie was awesome. Billie was (& still is) a classy lady regardless, but I think she knew, she saw the potential & greatness Chrissie had in her, and of course Chrissie certainly didn't disappoint in fulfilling that potential.

Thanks Rollo, it's a painting simply titled "Medusa" by Swiss symbolist painter Arnold Böcklin from circa 1878.

May 15th, 2017 06:10 PM
Rollo
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Posted by Joey Medusa A nice moment of respect & admiration between Chrissie & Billie. Class acts.

Gorgeous photo Joey Medusa! This is from the 1971 US Open-the event that made Evert an overnight sensation.

P. S. The Medusa avatar is very cool.
May 15th, 2017 11:48 AM
Joey Medusa
Re: Chris Evert Thread

A nice moment of respect & admiration between Chrissie & Billie. Class acts.

May 9th, 2017 01:27 AM
Rollo
Re: Chris Evert Thread

Chris with John Lloyd in the late 70s/early 80s

Jun 20th, 2016 02:47 PM
davidjaan1982
Re: Chris Evert Thread

I don't have the original clipping, but recall Court's comment "... I am ready to play whenever she is..". She also had apparently said that she had signed for a match against Evert. Chris it seems was informed of Court's comments, spoke to her Dad about it and decided to concentrate on tournament play. I am just surprised that Court - in 1975 - seemed so keen on a challenge match against Evert who had already beaten her 3 times that year.
Jun 12th, 2016 10:55 PM
Mark43
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I tried to access it but the archives are paid only
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