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Robert Young with his girlfriend Karen Morley in 1932.

Karen Morley (December 12, 1909 – March 8, 2003) was an American film actress. She started as a stage actress but she got lucky when an important film director of the early 30s saw in her a perfect stand-in for Greta Garbo in screen tests. This led to a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and many roles in big budget movies of the early 30s. Her career came to an end in 1947, when she testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee and refused to answer questions about her alleged American Communist Party membership. After being blacklisted in Hollywood by the studio bosses, she was never able to rebuild her acting career.

Robert Young (February 22, 1907 – July 21, 1998) was an American film, television, and radio actor, best known for two major leading roles. As Jim Anderson, the father character in Father Knows Best, which actually started as a radio show in 1949 but became a TV show from 1954 to 1960; ShoutFactoryTV : Watch full episodes of Father Knows Best

and as the Medical Doctor Marcus Welby in Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969 to 76). In those days there were only a few TV chanels to chose from, so when a TV show was popular, the whole world knew about it and watched it, either in English or dubbed in a foreign language. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKz...hEF9ZfjCq4LF-w

Before his Television roles he appeared in over 100 films, B movies from MGM. As an MGM contract player, Young was obligated to accept any film assigned to him or risk being placed on suspension, and many actors who were placed on suspension were prohibited from earning a salary from any endeavor at all, even those unrelated to the film industry.

Original monochrome picture from 1932 here https://i.imgur.com/C0mMP1V.jpg





And as a bonus today, this restoration (not a colorization) of a beautiful image of a very photogenic teenager posing at the net holding a Spalding racquet. Circa 1950.

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Stella Stevens (born Estelle Eggleston; October 1, 1938) is an American film, television, and stage actress. At age 16, she married electrician Noble Herman Stephens. They had one child. The couple divorced in 1957. Throughout the late 1950s and 1960s Stevens achieved success as a model. In January 1960, she was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month. She was included in Playboy magazine's 100 Sexiest Stars of the 20th Century, appearing at number 27. During the 1960s she was one of the most photographed women in the world. Unfortunately she is now in a long-term Alzheimer's care facility in Los Angeles.

Original monochrome photograph from 1963 here https://i.imgur.com/YlhDZkE.jpg





I couldn't resist to restore this wonderful portrait of Stella. Both photo shoots were done at the time of the Jerry Lewis movie The Nutty Professor (1963).

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Suzanne Lenglen (24 May 1899 – 4 July 1938) was a French tennis player. Building off her status as the youngest major champion (15) in tennis history, Lenglen's unusual graceful style of play and exuberant personality made her one of tennis's biggest stars in the 1920s. Often playing in front of sell-out crowds and appearing on the front pages of newspapers for her biggest matches, she is regarded by some as the first female athlete to become a global sport celebrity. Lenglen was ranked No. 1 in the world from 1921 through 1926, winning 8 Grand Slam singles titles and 21 in total. She also won 10 World Championship titles across all disciplines. Unsatisfied with her lack of income, she forfeited her amateur status and became the first women's tennis player to turn professional. Lenglen has been ranked by the Tennis Channel as the greatest women's tennis player from the amateur era.

After World War I delayed her career for four years, Lenglen returned to competitive tennis in 1919 and won her Wimbledon debut in a classic final that finished as the second-longest in history by games played. Following the war, she was relatively unchallenged, only losing one match and ending her amateur career on a 181-match winning streak. She often won her matches by lopsided scores and never lost more than three games in a set in any of her 12 major singles finals apart from her first final at Wimbledon.
Overall, Lenglen won six Wimbledon singles titles, including five in a row from 1919 through 1923, and also won triple crowns at the first two open French Championships in 1925 and 1926. Her only post-war loss came in a retirement against Molla Mallory in her only amateur match in the United States. Lenglen also had prolific careers in doubles and mixed doubles. She was undefeated with her regular doubles partner Elizabeth Ryan, highlighted by another six titles at Wimbledon. One of Lenglen's highest-profile matches towards the end of her career was her victory over Helen Wills in the Match of the Century, their only career meeting. Following a misunderstanding at Wimbledon in 1926, Lenglen abruptly retired from amateur tennis, signing to headline a five-month professional tour in the United States beginning later that year.

Lenglen had a versatile all-court game. Her longtime doubles partner Elizabeth Ryan described her style of play as, "[Lenglen] owned every kind of shot, plus a genius for knowing how and when to use them. She never gave an opponent the same kind of shot twice in a row. She’d make you run miles... her game was all placement and deception and steadiness. I had the best drop shot anybody ever had, but she could not only get up to it but was so fast that often she could score a placement off it." Her rivals Molla Mallory and Helen Wills also both noted that Lenglen excelled at extending rallies and could take control of points with defensive shots. Although Lenglen built her game around control rather than power, she had the ability to hit powerful shots.

In June 1938 Lenglen was diagnosed with leukemia and only three weeks later, she went blind. In early July 1938, the French press announced that Lenglen had suddenly become extremely fatigued and a few days later she died of pernicious anemia on 4 July 1938. During her career, Lenglen won 83 singles titles, nine of which were achieved without losing a single game. In addition, she won 74 doubles titles and 93 mixed doubles titles. She won the Wimbledon singles, women's doubles, and mixed doubles championships in the same year on three separate occasions (1920, 1922, and 1925).


1924 Original unrestored monochrome picture here https://i.imgur.com/YZq4t2H.jpg

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The Original Nine, on September 23rd 49 years ago.

From left to right, Top Row: Valerie Ziegenfuss, Billie Jean King, Nancy Richey, Peaches Bartkowicz.
Bottom Row: Judy Tegart Dalton, Kerry Melville Reid, Rosie Casals, Gladys Heldman, Kristy Pigeon.


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Three years before the Battle of the Sexes, WTA founder Billie Jean King was one of nine courageous women out to take stand for equal rights in tennis.
The Amateur Era had come to an end, and though Open tennis had just begun, the troubles were hardly over for even the top women in the game.

"I didn't have any idea we were going to get different prize money," King said in an interview for the PBS documentary American Masters. King won the first Open Era Wimbledon Championships alongside Rod Laver, who earned 2000 in prize money to King's 750. "I thought it was totally unfair."

Disparate prize money was only the tip of the iceberg. As the men's game continued to grow, fewer women's events were being held alongside them, leaving fewer opportunities for women to succeed as professional tennis players.

"We were in big trouble if we wanted to keep playing tennis."

King enlisted the help of Rosie Casals and Nancy Richey, who accompanied her to speak with Gladys Heldman, publisher of World Tennis Magazine and mother to pro Julie Heldman. They wanted to boycott an event to be held after the 1970 US Open, one that leveled prize money 12:1 against the women competing. Heldman decided to go beyond passive resistence and urged the women to start a tour of their own; a tournament was organized in Texas.

"She knew how to get a sponsor, she had great connections," said Valerie Ziegenfuss, one of the nine players who signed up for the Houston Women's Invitational.

Looking to stop the revolution that was quickly unfolding, the USTA - then known as the United States Lawn Tennis Association - threatened to suspend anyone who planned to play this one-off event. Many of the top players stayed away, but nine women were undeterred. King, Casals, Richey, Heldman, and Ziegenfuss were joined by Judy Dalton, Kerry Melville Reid, Peaches Bartkowicz, and Kristy Pigeon, all of whom signed onto what would become the Virginia Slims Circuit for one dollar.

"We weren't sure about our destiny but we knew it was in our hands for the first time," King recalled.

Casals went on to win the tournament in Houston, but women everywhere won a whole lot more. The Virginia Slims Circuit became the WTA in 1973, and the world of women's sports would never be the same.


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As usual, all colors are a total guess. It's my take on this historical event.

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The Original Nine, on September 23rd 49 years ago.

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As usual, all colors are a total guess. It's my take on this historical event.
wonderful colorization, nothing seems wrong
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Helen Wills (October 6, 1905 – January 1, 1998), also known as Helen Wills Moody and Helen Wills Roark, was an American tennis player. She became famous around the world for holding the top position in women's tennis for a total of nine years: 1927–33, 1935 and 1938. She won 31 Grand Slam tournament titles (singles, women's doubles, and mixed doubles) during her career, including 19 singles titles and she also won two Olympic gold medals in Paris in 1924 (singles and doubles). Wills remained an avid tennis player into her 80s. In 1998, she bequeathed $10 million to the University of California, Berkeley to fund the establishment of a Neuroscience institute. The resulting institute, the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, began in 1999 and is now home to more than 40 faculty researchers and 36 graduate students.

Wills was the first American woman athlete to become a global celebrity, making friends with royalty and film stars despite her preference for staying out of the limelight. She was admired for her graceful physique and for her fluid motion. She was part of a new tennis fashion, playing in knee-length pleated skirts rather than the longer ones of her predecessors. Unusually, she practiced against men to hone her craft. She served and volleyed with unusually powerful forehand and backhand strokes, and she forced her opponents out of position by placing deep shots left and right. Playing Wills was, according to Helen Jacobs, like playing "a machine... with implacable concentration and undeniable skill" yet with little flexibility. Charlie Chaplin was once asked what he considered to be the most beautiful sight that he had ever seen. He responded that it was "the movement of Helen Wills playing tennis".

Her record of eight wins at Wimbledon was not surpassed until 1990 when Martina Navratilova won nine. She was said to be "arguably the most dominant tennis player of the 20th century", and has been called by some (including Jack Kramer, Harry Hopman, Mercer Beasley, Don Budge, and AP News) the greatest female player in history.

Wills painted all her life, giving exhibitions of her paintings and etchings in New York galleries. She personally drew all of the illustrations in her book "Tennis". Helen Wills Moody Roark - Artist, Fine Art Prices, Auction Records for Helen Wills Moody Roark

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This woman, wearing the latest tennis style for 1931, would not look entirely out of place on today’s courts. As a matter of fact only the racquet would be considered obsolete or a museum piece now. The type and style of sneakers she is wearing, with that distinctive round ankle patch, are actually still sold today. https://www.bizjournals.com/bizjourn...aker-fame.html
In 1917 Converse produced it at first just for basketball, called Converse All-Stars. In 1923, an Indiana hoops star named Chuck Taylor endorsed the shoes, and they became known as Chuck Taylor All-Stars. These are the best-selling basketball shoes of all time (one billion sold). Of course using those today to play tennis wouldn't be the best choice but back in time 80 years ago it was a great sneaker to play tennis, basketball and many other sports.

The racquet she's holding was actually already old for the 1930s. That type of wooden racquet had been around for decades already. It was basically made of two pieces of wood. One roughly five foot long bent into shape with ammonia or steam, coming together over the center piece of wood to form the handle. Shortly after that date, the use of laminated wood allowed tennis racquets to evolve. But it was still quite heavy and all wooden racquets needed to be stored with a wooden or metallic bracket, solidly fixed on the head part to prevent it from deforming under the string's tension over time. https://i.imgur.com/VKq8woH.jpg

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Beautiful teen model posing looking through her racquet in 1950.

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Pamelyn Ferdin (13) posing for a press photographer doing a newspaper article about her in 1972. The building in the background is the Griffith Observatory in L.A., sitting on the south-facing slope of Mount Hollywood, to the South-East of the Hollywood Sign.

Born February 4th, 1959, she is an American animal rights activist and a former child actress. If you grew up in the 60s and 70s, you have undoubtedly seen her countless times on TV and a few movies. She was in 250 TV Shows & Movies and more than 300 TV commercials. Bill Mumy and her were definitly the most busy child actors of that era until they outgrew it. There were times when she was the busiest actor of any age.
Her WebSite Pamelyn

The list of major TV shows she appeared on is impressive: Star Trek, Bewitched, Green Acres, I Dream of Jeannie, The Andy Griffith Show, Daniel Boone, The Odd Couple, The Monkees, The Flying Nun, Gunsmoke, Mannix, The Brady Bunch, Family Affair, Marcus Welby, CHiPS, Lassie, The Littlest Hobo and many more, including the voice of Lucy in Charlie Brown three times.

Her best movie role in my opinion, was in a pretty good Clint Eastwood movie titled The Beguiled. But it was a flop at the Box-Office unfortunately. In that movie it was seen as very controversial that she was kissed on the lips by Eastwood. She was only 11 when the scene was shot. She could have become a much more famous movie star if she had been chosen to be the main character of The Exorcist, but the producers thought her face was too familiar to the public. They preferred to cast a relatively unknown teen actress with a similar look, Linda Blair.

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Excellent job guys. I always enjoy looking through the photos! 😎

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Helen H. Jacobs (August 6, 1908 – June 2, 1997) was an American tennis player who won nine Grand Slam titles and was an eleven-time Grand Slam singles runner-up. Six of those losses were to Helen Wills Moody. Jacobs's only victory over Wills Moody was in the final of the 1933 U.S. Championships. Wills Moody retired from the match with a back injury while trailing 0-3 in the third set to a chorus of boos from the audience who believed that Wills Moody quit the match merely to deny Jacobs the satisfaction of finishing out her victory. Jacobs almost defeated Moody again when she had match point at 6–3, 3–6, 5–3 in the 1935 Wimbledon Championships singles final but a mishit on a short lob, which she decided to let bounce, cost her the point and four games later the match.

In 1933, Jacobs became the first woman to break with tradition by wearing man-tailored shorts at Wimbledon. Long known to have been lesbian, she was in a relationship from 1934 to 1943 with Henrietta Bingham, daughter of Louisville publisher and ambassador to England Robert Bingham. Jacobs served as a commander in the U.S. Navy intelligence during World War II, one of only five women to achieve that rank in the Navy. While she was still playing tennis, Jacobs became a writer. In 1949, she published Gallery of Champions, a collection of biographies of female players, which she dedicated to Molla Mallory. Jacobs died of heart failure in East Hampton, New York on June 2, 1997, where she had been living.

NOTE: I was almost finished when I noticed the thumb of her right hand looked like a circumcised male organ. I don't know if that's a coincidence or if that was the work of some wiseguy made as a joke.
That's an awful curse for a lesbian to have that in her hand for eternity on the Internet. Anyhow I replaced the thumb and won't post here the monochrome original, but you can find it on Google Image if you're curious.

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As a 25-year-old seventh seed at Wimbledon in 1949, Gussie Moran made jaws drop and flashbulbs pop at the usually staid All-England Club in London when she showed up for her first match minus the knee-length skirt considered proper for women at the time.

She lost the match, but her striking fashion statement appeared on magazine covers around the world, the British press dubbing her "Gorgeous Gussie."

"She had no idea what she was getting into," Neworth said. "She definitely liked fashion and was very attractive, but she was very naive and hadn't traveled much."

Moran was ranked as high as fourth in the United States, would be a doubles finalist at Wimbledon and reach the singles semifinals at the U.S. Open, but would always struggle to be known for more than the skirt and the "Gorgeous Gussie" moniker she got from the British press.

"Gussie was the Anna Kournikova of her time," tennis great Jack Kramer said in 2002 in the Los Angeles Times, which first reported her death. "Gussie was a beautiful woman with a beautiful body. If Gussie had played in the era of television, no telling what would have happened. Because, besides everything else, Gussie could play."

In the 1960s she was once on a helicopter crash in Vietnam that left her with chronic pain and anxiety. The accident was the beginning of a downward spiral for Moran. For years, it seemed, her career and personal life were constantly in turmoil. She was sexually assaulted in 1975, leaving her battered and depressed. Broke, she worked anonymously in the Los Angeles Zoo’s gift shop for a time. She survived the last two decades of her life on Social Security after selling all the mementos from her tennis career, including her famous lace panties.

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As a bonus today, this restoration/recolorization of a British magazine cover. The picture was in pretty bad shape. Original here https://i.imgur.com/8iRPWDy.jpg
I had to take extreme measures to get rid of all that noise. No programs do a perfect job at that. When it removes lots of noise it blurs the image too much.

That Gussie Moran became a sex symbol following the panties incident in 1949 is not so hard to believe by looking at this picture. She really was a very beautiful woman. She is actually wearing the dress and panties (minus the red items) that she wore the year before at Wimbledon.
It asks "What next Gussie?" because she had just recently decided to leave the International Tennis Tour. She Accepted a $87,000 contract from Jack Kramer and Bobby Riggs to join them and Pauline Betz for a series of professional matches. They wanted Moran on-board mostly for her sex appeal, despite the fact she hadn’t won a major tournament. That amount would be estimated at almost $900,000 today. Unfortunately for them, sometimes the arenas were half empty.


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Making an exception this time only for the most beautiful woman in the world for the year 1942. That year Ava Gardner (19) married Mickey Rooney (his first of 8 wives). She was not yet a successful actress. Rooney the highest-paid actor and biggest male box-office draw in the world for three consecutive years — 1939, 1940 and 1941 — was catnip for some of Hollywood’s most beautiful women (Lana Turner, Elizabeth Taylor, Judy Garland...). “He went through the ladies like a hot knife through fudge,” said Ava Gardner.
In 1943, when Gardner had had enough and tossed him out of their home (apparently, Rooney had been showing off his little black book of mistresses to buddies — with Gardner in the room!), she received an unwelcome visit from Eddie Mannix, employed by MGM’s top brass to keep their stars’ private lives out of the tabloids. He explained to Gardner that if she went public with her husband’s antics, she could kiss any chance of Hollywood stardom good-bye. In exchange for her staying mum, the studio gave her career a big boost. That happened in 1946 with her role of femme fatale Kitty Collins in "The Killers". It is regarded today as one of the best movies of the Film Noir genre. 1946, the beautiful Kitty Collins https://i.imgur.com/kyJFr52.jpg

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1935, a funny pose from a funny lady. Dorothy Lee, (May 23, 1911 – June 24, 1999) was an American actress and comedian during the 1930s. She appeared in 28 films, usually appearing alongside the Wheeler & Woolsey comedy team. They were a duo of comics inspired by vaudeville just like Abbot & Costello. She became so identified with Wheeler & Woolsey that she seldom appeared apart from them. Perhaps it didn't help her to last as a movie actress. In the early 1940s, after Robert Woolsey had died, Bert Wheeler was struggling to re-establish himself as a solo performer, and asked Dorothy Lee to tour with him in vaudeville. She immediately interrupted her private life to help her old friend and never again appeared on the big screen.

Geez! The net in those days was much higher than today's 42 inches high at the posts (1.07 metres). It seemed to be 4 or 5 inches higher back then.
Recently Nadal said it could be a good idea to raise the net a bit since the players are taller than ever, which gives the very tall servers an unfair advantage with a low net. In the old days with the wooden racquets, it was OK to play with a higher net since the players weren't hitting the ball half as hard as they are today and the serve & volley was the preferred style.

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Re: Colorized Vintage Monochrome Tennis Pictures

Mildred Davis (February 22, 1901 – August 18, 1969) was an American actress who appeared in many of Harold Lloyd's classic silent comedies. She was the one Lloyd chose to replace Bebe Daniels as his leading Lady and girlfriend. Daniels was not willing to retire to be a stay-at-home mom. On February 10, 1923, after they had starred in fifteen movies together, Mildred Davis married Lloyd. After their marriage, he announced that his wife would not appear in any more motion pictures. Four years later, after much persuasion on Davis' part, and much grief, she received her husband's consent for her return to the screen in Too Many Crooks, still a silent movie and her last ever role. They had two children and a third was adopted, Peggy Lloyd - see post #17 and 21 of this thread.

Note: You might ask yourself why there are so many pictures of actresses and models in this thread. The reason is that there are a lot more nice vintage images of them holding a racquet that survived to this day. They were photographed in professional photo shoots much more often than tennis players for many reasons. Before WWII it was very difficult to shoot a good on court picture of a player in action. The portable cameras, lenses and films were not good enough yet. It was used mostly for still photography and were very expensive. The pros were using large Glass Plate Transparencies (much better than films) for a single shot each time. Those cameras were huge and needed to be on a tripod, so prefect for still portraits but not very practical at a sporting event with difficult lighting conditions. Further more, shortly after WWII, color photography became affordable to the general public thanks to Agfa.

Original monochrome picture from 1925 here https://i.imgur.com/Fa5PrDe.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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