Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Tennis Tuesday


You really had to be there to truly understand just how big tennis was in the '70s and early '80s. (Just look at Steve Austin and Jill Munroe, below!) A few more star-studded memories BELOW.

 


Robert Redford


Newman's own tutor


Vince Van Patten and Farrah Fawcett-Majors


Move over, Renee Richards: That's Myra Breckinridge, aka Raquel Welch!


Smokin' James Caan


Chevy Chase


Bjorn and Vitas


Cheryl Tiegs


Bruce Jenner


Morty Raynes, John McEnroe, Kenny Rogers and Bjorn Borg


Jack Nicholson


Woody Allen 


Arnold Schwarzenegger


Gene Wilder


Katharine Hepburn channels her inner Pam Shriver


Gabe Kaplan


Sam J. Jones


Lynda Carter, who would briefly have a tournament named after herself


Cathy Lee Crosby


Perhaps the only thing bigger than tennis was boxing, largely due to Muhammad Ali


Clint Eastwood, Dinah Shore and Merv Griffin


Dick Van Patten

4 comments:

j said...

James Caan and Robert Reford could have done a 1970s "Brokeback Mountain"

Cosmo Tupper said...

Jill Monroe or Farah Faucett?

Don said...

My peak tennis playing years were 1977-1980, so I totally get it!

bentley1963 said...

The tennis outfits-especially the men's shorts! are why the looks are so iconic of a different era.