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Phyllis Virginia "Bebe" Daniels (January 14, 1901 – March 16, 1971) was an American actress, singer, dancer, writer and producer. She was a descendant of Spanish royalty. She began her career in Hollywood during the silent film era as a 4 years old child, which explains the nickname Bebe (baby), and quickly became a star in musicals. At the age of nine she starred as Dorothy in the 1910 film The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Starting at the age of fourteen she starred opposite the very popular comedian Harold Lloyd in 80 short comic films. Lloyd fell hard for Bebe (even though she was 14) and seriously considered marrying her, but her drive to pursue a film career along with her sense of independence clashed with Lloyd's Victorian definition of a wife.

In the late 1920s, while making a personal appearance at a Chicago hotel, several thousand dollars' worth of jewelry was stolen from Daniels' hotel room. Gangster Al Capone, a longtime Daniels fan, heard about it and put out the word that whoever stole the jewelry had 24 hours to return it "or else." The jewelry was returned the next day.

In 1930 she married Ben Lyon, an actor and a studio executive at 20th Century Fox, with whom she moved to England in the mid-'30s. She and her husband had their own radio show in London, and became the most popular radio team in the country--especially during World War II, when they refused to return to the US and stayed in London, broadcasting even during the worst of the "blitz". The couple headlined another popular 1950s radioshow, "Life with the Lyons," a sitcom which spawned two family-styled films and six seasons on the BBC TV starting in 1955. In the early 1960s Bebe suffered multiple strokes and left the limelight, passing away in 1971.

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Just because she's pretty

Model wearing a two piece tennis outfit for a fashion magazine in 1976.

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Jane Powell (born April 1, 1929) is an American singer, dancer and actress who rose to fame in the mid-1940s with roles in various big budget Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer musicals. During her career she performed before five U.S. Presidents and the Queen of England. By the late 1950s, her film career slowed down since the era of the Hollywood musicals was slowly dying. During the 1950s and 1960s, Powell regularly appeared on dozens of television shows. Powell's last major television appearance was as a guest star on Law & Order in 2002. This month she celebrated her 90th birthday.

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Ava Gardner is stunning beautiful !

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Unidentified pinup model posing with a tennis racquet in the 1940s.

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Cuthbert Collingwood "Ted" Tinling (23 June 1910 – 23 May 1990), sometimes known as Teddy Tinling, was an English tennis player, openly gay fashion designer, spy and author. He worked for the Wimbledon tournament for many years before he became a designer of tennis dresses. He was a firm fixture on the professional tennis tour for over sixty years and is considered the foremost designer of tennis dresses of the 20th Century. His dresses were worn by the Wimbledon ladies' champion throughout the 1960s and 1970s. The last Wimbledon champion to wear a Tinling creation was Martina Navratilova in 1979 when she wore his designs to triumph in both the singles and doubles events. In 1983, Billie Jean King wore a Tinling dress in a final for the last time, when she reached the Wimbledon Mixed Doubles final. The last Tinling dress worn at Wimbledon was by Rosemary Casals in 1984, when she lost in the first round. Although he only ever designed dresses for Chris Evert's Federation & Wightman Cup appearances, he designed her wedding dress when she married John Lloyd in 1979. A close friend of Billie Jean King – designing her dress for the famous "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match in 1973 – he became player liaison on the Virginia Slims Women's Tennis Association tour that King helped to create. He continued to design daring and unusual dresses for stars such as Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert, Evonne Goolagong and Virginia Wade throughout this time but his role in the infrastructure of tennis became more important and he became an official media spokesperson for the game.

It was a design in 1949 that led to him being asked to take leave from his position at Wimbledon. That year he designed not only the dress for Gussie Moran, but also a pair of white underwear that were adorned with lace, creating a sensation, with photographers fighting for positions where they could get low-angle shots of Moran ---> https://i.imgur.com/s4oVvWC.jpg This led to Wimbledon chairman Sir Louis Greig to become furious with Tinling for "having drawn attention to the sexual area". He was banned from the tournament for 33 years, only being invited back on the grounds of the All England Lawn Tennis Club in 1982, when he retook his position as player liaison. The incident created a media frenzy, drawing public attention to both Tinling and Moran. While the Wimbledon officials accused Moran of "putting sin and vulgarity into tennis", the media dubbed her "Gorgeous Gussie". According to Tinling himself, "the situation snowballed out of all proportion. Gussie was inundated with requests for personal appearances – hospitals, garden fetes and beauty contests. The Marx Brothers, in London at the time, invited her to join their act. A racehorse, an aircraft and a restaurant's special sauce were named after her. She was voted the best dressed sports woman by the US Fashion Academy. The whole thing was staggering."

After his death from respiratory illness, it was revealed he had been a British Intelligence spy during the Second World War. Tinling has been portrayed in two movies concerning the Battle of the Sexes tennis match played in 1973 between Bobby Riggs & Billie Jean King. In the 2001 TV Movie When Billie Beat Bobby, he was portrayed by American actor Gerry Becker and in the 2017 cinema release Battle of the Sexes, Tinling was played by British star Alan Cumming. Cumming played the role with a full head of hair, whereas Becker had played the part bald; accurately reflecting Tinling's appearance.

Left to right: Virginia Wade (UK), Evonne Goolagong (AUS), Ted Tinling, Rosemary "Rosie" Casals (US) and Billie-Jean King (US)

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A hairy-legged woman is seemingly keeping score, while her shaved friend is waiting for her turn to play.

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Muriel Smith, model of the 1940s, posing at the net for famous photographer Philip Gendreau. A great number of his monochrome pictures are still sold as posters to this day. Born in Quebec, Canada in 1894. He immigrated with his mother and several sisters to Fall River, Massachusetts after his father died an early and tragic death. Philip worked as a bookkeeper and stenographer to help support his remaining family. Later, he left home and traveled the world on merchant ships taking photographs in many European and Mediterranean cities. He started the Philip D Gendreau Press Illustration Service in the 1920s and eventually operated out of his New York City studio between the 1930s and 1950s. He created many photographic illustrations of the people, places, and the icons of New York City. Many of his photos appear in mid 20th century textbooks, newspapers, and periodicals such as the New York Times and Life magazine. https://www.allposters.com/-st/Phili...rs_c37534_.htm

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Models Wanda Delafield and Peggy Lloyd New-York, 1946.
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.

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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.

Carling Bassett 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.

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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.

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Loved the Bebe Daniels photo and the story. Al Capone-yikes! She must have been a big star in the silent era. She had a good voice, because my favorite film with her is 42nd Street-one of the best musicals of all time.


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June 22, 1973 Billie Jean King resting on a park bench, in Kensington Gardens, London. She had confirmed the night before, after a long debate, that there would be no women boycott of Wimbledon.

PS: I'm very happy about how well the worn out park bench turned out. That could take hours but it's actually quickly done, thanks to a setting in the layer's blending mode of Photoshop that allows one color (green), to blend mostly on the darker tones, and on another layer a lighter color can blend mostly on the lighter tones of the bench.

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A scene from "Le Train Bleu", a 1924 ballet and "operette" performed by "Les Ballet Russes" at the Champs Elysées Theater in Paris. It was a burlesque parody of what the new society of the 1920s had become.

Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel created the sportswear worn by the performers, perhaps to promote her clothing line called "Coco Chanel’s athletic costumes" (but in French obviously). The sports outfits of the production included Golf, Tennis and Bathing suits. The story was from Jean Cocteau inspired by something he wrote years before. The very famous Pablo Picasso painted the grand drape or front curtain---> https://i.imgur.com/Gs9ZSU7.jpg

The 1924 Ballet has been re-staged by the Paris Opera in 2010. You can find a 5 minutes sample on Youtube if you're curious.

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Yes... They are vintage already, Hingis and Kournikova. This was from 1999, in the 20th century.
The image can only be found in Black & White, as far as I know. It's funny how many pictures of them hugging and kissing there are. The reason is they were often playing doubles together and winning as often.

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Unidentified model waving and smiling, holding tennis racquet. - 1939
Obviously one of a multitude of pin-up pictures from the era. This outfit is nice, but was way too sexy for playing tennis in 1939, and she isn't wearing a bra. #outrageous

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1920 - Irish-born American silent movie actress Eileen Percy all dressed up for a scene in the film The Husband Hunter. She appeared in 68 films between 1917 and 1933, but she was one of those stars whose voice didn't translate well into sound. She made only a few sound pictures.

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Sarah Palfrey Cooke (September 18, 1912 – February 27, 1996) was an American tennis player whose career spanned two decades from the late 1920s until the late 1940s. She won the singles title at the U.S. Championships in 1941 and 1945 and won 16 Slams in women's doubles (11) and mixed doubles (5).

Palfrey is one of the few women, if not the sole woman, to appear on a top-level male championship honor roll. Because of the manpower crisis during World War II, she and second husband Elwood Cooke were permitted in 1945 to enter the men's doubles of the Tri-State Championships in Cincinnati.

Palfrey and Marble lobbied the USLTA to remove the color bar and allow Althea Gibson to play at heretofore whites-only tournaments beginning in 1950. "She [Palfrey] was calmly persuasive, had clout as an ex-champ, and got Althea into the U.S. Championships in 1950," said Gladys Heldman, founder of the Women's Professional Tennis Tour.

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The picture bellow was shot for LIFE magazine in 1946 by photographer Tony Linck.


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Lea Pericoli (born 22 March 1935) is a former tennis player and later television presenter and journalist from Milan. She reached the last sixteen of the French Open two times and the Wimbledon Championships three times, and is also famous for her choice of clothing.

In 1955, Pericoli played at the Wimbledon Championships wearing clothes designed by Ted Tinling. Her clothing generated so much interest in later years, that it was kept secret until her appearances on the court. In particular, her fur-lined clothing worn at the 1964 Wimbledon Championships caught the attention of observers.

In 2001, the Sunday Mirror quoted Pericoli as saying "I became famous because of my clothes, not my playing." and "I didn't make any money from tennis, but if I'd been born 30 years later I would have become terribly rich like Anna Kournikova".

Side Note: This is probably the sexiest and earliest tennis up-skirt photo from the mid 20th century. It all started in 1949 when the "naughty" Gussie Moran dared to wear frilly lace panties at Wimbledon. The officials went mad about this outrage, but in the end she became an instant celebrity because of that event. Life magazine gave her the nickname Gorgeous Gussie and she was an attraction for dozens of photographers scrambling at court level to get a low angle shot worth a lot of money. Lea Pericoli was dressed by the same designer Ted Tinling, and she obviously didn't mind the interest of most photographers for her fancy outfits and undies rather than her tennis. Boys will be boys

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Virginia Wade (born 10 July 1945) was tennis player from Great Britain. She won three Grand Slam singles championships and four Grand Slam doubles championships, and is the only British woman in history to have won titles at all four Grand Slam tournaments. She was ranked as high as No. 2 in the world in singles, and No. 1 in the world in doubles.

Three times a Grand Slam singles champion, her most famous success was winning Wimbledon on 1 July 1977, the 16th time in which Wade had played at Wimbledon. It was the tournament's centenary year, and the year of the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II (the Queen attended Wimbledon for the first time since 1962 to watch the final). Wade was the last British tennis player to have won a Grand Slam singles tournament until Andy Murray won the US Open in 2012. She remains the most recent British woman to have won a Grand Slam singles title. After retiring from competitive tennis, she coached for four years and has also worked as a tennis commentator and game analyst for the BBC and Eurosport.

She was ranked in the world's top 10 continuously from 1967 to 1979. Her career spanned a total of 26 years. She retired from singles competition at the end of the 1985 tennis season, and then from doubles at the end of 1986. The 26 times that Wade played at Wimbledon is an all-time record, 24 of those times being in the women's singles.

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Jeanne Matthey (25 January 1886 – 24 November 1980) was a French tennis player. She competed during the first two decades of the 20th century. Matthey won the French Open Women's Singles Championship four times in succession from 1909 to 1912, but lost the 1913 final.

No sooner had Jeanne reached the peak of her powers that her career was curtailed by the outbreak of the First World War. Whereas her life had to this point been taken up with tournaments and family engagements, she decided to leave the courts behind her and volunteer as a Red Cross nurse.
After spending four years at the front, during which time she became a head nurse, Jeanne returned to Paris on suffering serious wounds to her right arm, which would prevent her from holding a racquet and playing tennis again. She had, in any case, decided to devote her life to helping others and lived out her principles by playing an active role in the Second World War, forming part of a resistance network in which she had the task of relaying messages.
Caught and tortured by the Gestapo, Jeanne refused to give her captors any information and was sent to a concentration camp in Germany. Though she survived the ordeal, the ill treatment she suffered during her internment left her much weakened.

In 1972, on being spotted at Roland-Garros, Jeanne laughed as she told reporters, “I’m in little bits!”. She went on to tell them that she was a member of more than 30 war veterans’ organisations and that she had received more than 38 medals and decorations since the end of the First World War.
Named a knight and an officer of the French Legion of Honour in 1952 and 1958 respectively, she is one of the few women to have been promoted to the rank of commander of the Legion of Honour, a decoration bestowed upon her in 1962.
Jeanne Matthey is more than just a four-time French Open champion. Behind that fabled name is the story of a truly unique woman, a hero of her time, and a figure who played her part in history.

Original monochrome picture here https://i.imgur.com/wnkOIjI.jpg

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***Have a look at Igrecman's Satirical WTA Tennis Photoshops. That is so disrespectful
***Colorizations from old Black & White photos HERE
***American and Canadian Idols Photoshops (old) HERE
***Various Igrecman Photoshops HERE
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