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Old Jul 10th, 2006, 10:52 PM   #5
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Link to an article on "Gorgeous Gussy" from 2004--when you read on you'll realize it's an ad for an auction of her signing panties! Hopefully she's better off now. As TrivFun mentioned, it's a pity there isn't a fund for former players down on their luck.

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2004/6/prweb137569.htm



Gussy Moran - A piece of Tennis History. From thrilling the Tennis world with frilly panties to having to auction those panties to raise funds.In 1949, Gussy Moran, a nationally ranked amateur from California, shocked the crowd at Wimbledon by wearing white lace panties designed by Teddy Tinling under her tennis skirt. Cameramen were laying on the ground to shoot photos of her underwear and soon the photos were appearing in publications all over the world. Overnight, "Glamorous Gussy" or "Gorgeous Gussy" was an international celebrity.

PRWEB) June 30, 2004 -- In 1949, Gussy Moran, a nationally ranked amateur from California, shocked the crowd at Wimbledon by wearing white lace panties designed by Teddy Tinling under her tennis skirt.

Cameramen were laying on the ground to shoot photos of her underwear and soon the photos were appearing in publications all over the world. Overnight, "Glamorous Gussy" or "Gorgeous Gussy" was an international celebrity. She went on to play professionally - with the Bobby Riggs tour, appear in movies, broadcast baseball & write articles for numerous magazines.

Today, she lives in California barely getting by on Social Security. A small group of tennis people have taken Gussy under their wing and are raising money to help Gussy improve her standard of living. To that end, she has reluctantly signed a very limited number of lace panties & tennis balls.

Major tennis museums around the world have gladly accepted a pair of Gussy's panties to add to their collections. The remaining items, which are now at auction with Ebay, will be sold with 100% of the proceeds going directly to Gussy.

Included in this auction is the only pair of panties that she signed "Glamorous Gussy", an autographed tennis ball with her complete name, a shadow box to display the panties, a photo of her autographing items earlier this year with Bud Collins & a photo of her holding one of her endorsed tennis rackets.

This is a one of a kind group never to be offered together again. Not only will the winning bidder gain a historic piece of tennis memorabilia for their collection, they will also be helping a lady who gave her life to the sport of tennis.
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