(January 21, 1919 – August 27, 2003) was an actress and model. Falkenburg was born to American parents in Barcelona, Spain. Thinking the name would bring good luck, she was nicknamed Jinx by her mother Marguerite "Mickey" Crooks Falkenburg, an athlete and tennis player (Brazil women's champion in 1927), and the name stuck. All the Falkenburg offspring became known for their tennis abilities; younger brother Bob won the men's singles championship at Wimbledon in 1948.
While playing tennis at the West Side Tennis Club in Hollywood, she was noticed by a talent scout for Warner Bros. and was signed to a studio contract. In 1937 her modeling career began when she met celebrity fashion photographer Paul Hesse, calling her "the most charming, most vital personality I have ever had the pleasure to photograph", he took her picture for the August 1937 cover of The American Magazine, triggering similar offers from 60 other publications. Falkenburg appeared on over 200 magazine covers and in some 1,500 commercial advertisements in the 1930s and 1940s. She was considered to be one of the most beautiful women of that era, known for her All-American-Girl athletic good looks. The New Yorker magazine said she "possessed one of the most photogenic faces and frames in the Western world".
At one point in the 1950's, ''Tex (her husband) and Jinx,'' as they were known in virtually every American household, had two radio programs, a five-day-a-week television show and a syndicated column in The New York Herald Tribune. They were among the first to refine the format that came to be called the talk show.
Original unrestored and in poor shape B & W picture here https://i.imgur.com/4KhL88D.jpg
Another image of Jinx Falkenburg (not colorized by me). If it's an original color photo, it must be one of the first shot on color film (Agfacolor made that possible in 1936). But perhaps it was colorized by someone.
She was undoubtedly the quintessential pinup model before Marilyn Monroe came along.
and her young daughter Carrie Fisher
, traveling in time from 1960 to 2018.
Source pictures here https://i.imgur.com/iVpMqx8.jpg
An iconic women tennis picture that I couldn't resist to restore and colorize.
Original B & W picture here https://i.imgur.com/BtBHXnn.jpg
No need for a description of who she was... a saint, an angel.
Original B & W picture here https://i.imgur.com/T1ncEjB.jpg
Iconic picture again, from 1925. It was an era when a multitude of daredevils did all kinds of crazy stunts.
Original here https://i.imgur.com/nu58ITF.jpg
Billie Jean King
, Three Wimbledon Titles in 1973
Original here https://i.imgur.com/IAvQQI8.jpg
This one I did not colorize from black and white, I only optimized the exposure, saturation and contrast of the faded original.
(September 17, 1934 – June 21, 1969) known as "Little Mo", was an American tennis player, the winner of nine Grand Slam singles titles in the early 1950s. In 1953, she became the first woman to win all four Grand Slam tournaments during the same calendar year. The following year, in July 1954, a horseback riding accident seriously injured her right leg and ended her competitive tennis career at age 19
Sadly she died very young at 34 from ovarian cancer.
Original here https://i.imgur.com/jBSYi7S.jpg