Models Wanda Delafield
and Peggy Lloyd
Peggy Lloyd (on the right) was born on April 15, 1925 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Gloria Gabrielle Freeman. She was given up for adoption by her unmarried mother and was adopted at five years of age by the famous comedian Harold Lloyd, one of the wealthiest men in Hollywood. Lloyd and his wife Mildred changed her name to Marjorie Elizabeth Lloyd. She lived the high life as Lloyd’s daughter – she was chauffeured to school in a limo, and the family lived in the fabulous Lloyd estate (Green Acres, one of the first mansions in Beverly Hills) that had it’s own nine hole golf course and an Olympic sized pool. In 1930, after the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby, Lloyd became paranoid about the safety of his own children. They were protected around the clock by two armed guards.
Despite the family’s wealth, Peggy wanted to work and carve her own mark on the world. Being a very beautiful woman, it was only natural that she try her hand in modeling. Soon, Peggy was all over the papers, modeling clothes and advertising for this and that. She was featured on the cover of Life Magazine in May 1943 -----> https://i.imgur.com/FIyaPeq.jpg
On the same year she landed a role in the movie Cover girl (a now classic Rita Hayworth/Gene Kelly Technicolor musical) and started her career in Hollywood, the town where she was practically royalty. As Harold Lloyd’s daughter, Peggy was very active socially. She knew everybody who was somebody from the movie colony, and was a good friend with Charlie Chaplin and his last wife Oona. Peggy also gave many soirees at her home in San Fernando Valley, hosting many famous people. She later became a publicist and refused all help from Harold for financial support. She candidly told a reported that “I am over 21 and mom and dad are not responsible for my mistakes.” Bravo for Peggy! A very down to earth, normal millionaire’s daughter! Peggy later worked in a variety of other jobs: as a talent scout for a radio DJ, restaurant hostess and bookkeeper for an advertising agency.
At 47 Peggy tried to find her birth mother, as reported by the Los Angeles Times. This started a trend in the papers, where adopted children sought the truth about their birth parents. She was succesful in finding and meeting her birth mother, then known as Dorothy Callison. Peggy Lloyd died on November 18, 1986, from lung cancer.
Original monochrome picture here https://i.imgur.com/tiiCXyX.jpg
Santa Carling, 1984, in Marie Claire Magazine
I love this photograph but unfortunately the original black and white and only copy on the web was in pretty bad shape. So it was, for me, worth the effort to make it come back to life. At first I thought the original was unsalvageable, and my first try two months ago was a disaster, but I finally managed to do it. On top of colorizing it, I was forced to patch the sweater, the floor and the fireplace with samples from external pictures. That was the only way to restore it properly.
was born in Toronto into a family considered like royalty in Canada. Her mother, Susan Carling Bassett came from a famous Canadian family. Her great, great grandfather, Sir John Carling was a prominent figure in Canada’s Confederation and her great grandfather was the founder of the Carling Brewery. Her father, John F. Bassett, was from the well-known Toronto family that had an interest for local media and sports teams. He had also owned the Tampa Bay Bandits of the United States Football League and was a player on the Canadian Davis Cup team in 1959.
It was because of her father that Carling showed interest in tennis. As a young girl her results were anything but good but it all changed after she entered the Bollettieri Academy (IMG). She quickly became one of the best juniors in the world. She didn't stay in juniors very long because she started her professional career at 15. By age 16, Bassett was Canada's top tennis player and later that year (1983) was named WTA newcomer of the year. At the same time, she had a successful second career as a fashion model, working for the world-famous Ford modeling agency. She also dabbled in acting, being promoted as one of the stars of a 1982 teen comedy film Spring Fever, and later appearing in a 1984 episode of The Littlest Hobo.
She was the first Canadian to ever reach the Semi Finals of a Gran Slam (Us Open 1984), losing to Chris Evert who went on to lose the Finale to Navratilova. Her Highest ranking was #8 (4 March 1985). But her peak years were soon coming to an end. Her motivation to be a Top professional tennis player suddenly disappeared when her beloved father died at the worst possible time in May 1986. He was the reason she became a tennis player and the driving force that motivated her to be her best. She also struggled with the eating disorder bulimia, characterized by eating a large amount of food in a short amount of time, then to get rid of the food consumed by vomiting or taking laxatives. She managed to maintain her weight in the latter stages of her career but her stamina surely suffered from the bulimia to the point that her ranking plummeted out of the Top 100 in 1988 and after giving birth to a second child, out of the Top 300 in 1992. At that point she decided to retire. Shortly after, Bassett and Chris Evert, built a now famous tennis academy in Boca Raton, Florida. Once again, Bassett threw herself into tennis, this time on the teaching end.
Original Monochrome picture here https://i.imgur.com/QBfGCaD.jpg
A recent one for a change. Romanian model and actress Iulia Cirstea in the May 2014 Marie Claire Magazine, Netherlands edition. It was published only in black & white. MARIE CLAIRE NETHERLANDS: Iulia Cirstea in ?Wat N Match? by Photographer Hans Van Brakel ? Image Amplified
YAS Girl. To play tennis in high heels is a great idea.
Original monochrome picture here https://i.imgur.com/WaOfwZP.jpg