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. A few more star-studded memories BELOW.

The way he were

Like there wasn't enough reason to love Hubbell Gardiner


 Steve Austin and Jill Munroe

Golden Son

Newman's own tutor

Vince Van Patten and Farrah Fawcett-Majors

Freddie Mercury 

Elton John 

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

Martina Navratilova has a "Hart to Hart" with Stefanie Powers and Robert Wagner

Dick Van Patten

And Old(er) Hollywood too:

Dustin Hoffman 

Alain Deon

Solid as a Rock

Jane Fonda

A younger Kate Hepburn 

Dolores del Rio 


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.