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Gertrude "Gussie" Moran
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1950
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Used in the Exhibit: Play by Play - A Century of L.A. Sports Photography, 1899-1989.
In 1949, Santa Monica's Gertrude "Gussie" Moran walked onto Wimbledon's grass court with ruffled panties peeking out from beneath her short, satin-trimmed dress. Designed by Ted Tinling, the naughty knickers shocked the staid tennis community accustomed to conservative "whites." Moran later played a cameo in the film "Pat and Mike," but her career would forever be defined by her racy outfit.
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 9280
Moran, Gussie
Tennis players--United States
Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Tinling, Ted,1910-1990

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