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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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Circa 1948

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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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Billie Jean King resting on a park bench, supposedly in Long Beach Ca. 1973

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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