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Old Mar 1st, 2013, 06:56 PM   #76
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Re: Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players

I checked Simone Amaury-Gorodnitchenko in Le Figaro, and she was already listed as Mme G in 1931, and still played in 1939, so I edited her bio.
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Old Mar 3rd, 2013, 10:55 PM   #77
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All the players in the section "A" linked. I left a comment for you Rollo:

http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost....8&postcount=92
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Old Mar 3rd, 2013, 11:00 PM   #78
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Thanks LKK. I will add a bio of Adamson/Landry and note the mystery about her husband.

Thanks for added Amaury info, (what a last name she had after that!)
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Old Mar 3rd, 2013, 11:12 PM   #79
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Note I ddin't add a photo of Peggy Ingram (Only Joan) as Peggy's photo has a watermark.

I added a bio of Adamson, but feel free to add about the marriage question LKK. I also want to welcome comments from others about it.
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Old Mar 3rd, 2013, 11:35 PM   #80
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I just noticed a watermark.

Some time ago Jimbo found that Robbins's wife was probably some English player. Please check his post:

http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost....4&postcount=86


And in Wikipedia:
On January 16, 1934, Adamson (not yet Landry) married American author and emigre Tod Robbins at the town hall in Villefranche on the French Riviera. Robbins was an expert amateur athlete. Together, he and Adamson became a formidable doubles team. Adamson was Robbins's fourth wife, and they remained married through World War II and Robbins's long imprisonment in a German concentration camp. After the war, Adamson stayed with Robbins until his death, remarrying afterward.[3] Nelly Adamson married Pierre Henri Landry and lastly Marcel Renault, both former French tennis players.

I marked some evident untruths repeated in all those internet biographies. Le Figaro writes about her marriage to Landry (a short article in the issue from 1937-02-15), so she couldn't have two husbands at the same time. She was probably confused with some unknown English tennis player.

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Old Mar 3rd, 2013, 11:51 PM   #81
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Some time ago Jimbo found that Robbins's wife was probably some English player. Please check his post:

http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost....4&postcount=86
While I agree there is doubt, the marriage is still possible in my view.

1. There is a written source, though I confess I haven't read the article. I posted this source in her bio.

2. The confusion with her being English is possibly explained by her parentage-she was born in Tilbury, England (not Bruges) as one of her parents was English.

Could she have basically eloped, divorced (Robbins wed a lot apparently) and covered it up with marriage #2? That easily enough explains the white veil.
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Old Mar 4th, 2013, 12:08 AM   #82
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I'm not sure, Rollo, she was just 17 in January 1934. This source is from 2002, so we don't know how reliable it is after so many years that passed from the 30-ies. Maybe you can check his marriage from 16 Jan 1934 in NYT ?
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I've just found an article about that famous marriage, but I cannot see its content.
http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstra...8AD85F408385F9

And here is another website that mentiones his wife as Miss Anderson:
http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/fea...sic-freaks.php

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Old Mar 4th, 2013, 10:22 AM   #83
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Do you have an access to NYT, Rollo ? Could you check what they write about that Adamson who married Mr. Robbins (her age, nationality, tennis career etc.) ?

Here are 3 articles that would be interesting.

http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstra...8AD85F408385F9
http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstra...8FD85F408385F9
http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstra...8ED85F4D8485F9

Maybe if we clarify this marriage, the history of tennis will have to be rewritten ? The headline of the last article mentions some widow "Mrs Adamson Robbins" in 1949 - as we know our Adamson couldn't be married to him till his last days. Another article says that his wife's first name was "Millie".

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Old Mar 4th, 2013, 01:38 PM   #84
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Thanks LKK. Using the path you set out I have proven that Nelly Adamson was NOT wed to Robbins. I have posting the details I can find so far on our Millie Adamson in the Biography section at:
http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost....6&postcount=97

Good work!

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Old Mar 4th, 2013, 02:05 PM   #85
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Thanks LKK. Using the path you set out I have proven that Nelly Adamson was NOT wed to Robbins. I have posting the details I can find so far on our Millie Adamson in the Biography section at:
http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost....6&postcount=97

Good work!
I'm glad this mystery is solved, cos it bothered me so long
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I have another mystery for you. Did you see my thread about the mysterious Mlle Sioda-a Polish player?
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The French sisters Blanche and Suzanne Amblard, active in 1910s, early 1920s.

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Old Mar 4th, 2013, 03:51 PM   #88
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I have another mystery for you. Did you see my thread about the mysterious Mlle Sioda-a Polish player?
Eee, this one is easy. Look for the answer in that thread, hehe.
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Old Mar 4th, 2013, 04:01 PM   #89
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I just added both Mlles Amblard to the Encyclopedia. Thanks for the info and pictures Jimbo

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Simone Amaury Gorodnitchenko, alone and with Maud Rosenbaum Levi on the right.

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