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  • Short Summary

    Scenes from various matches at Wimbledon.

  • Description

    Item title reads: "The Mecca of Tennis. World finest players meet on the famous Centre Court. W.T.Tilden easily defeated G.A Pratt. R.Lacoste beat 15 year old American Boy Wonder S.B Wood Jnr. Ladies Day: Miss Helen Wills had a grim game to beat Miss Storry 6-3, 3-6, 6-3."

    Wimbledon

    Players wearing long trousers, in action, including some good serves. A young man plays in plus fours, and another plays with a large white cap and long trousers. A team remove the huge covers from the court. The Ladies match looks lively with one playing dressed in a cardigan and sun visor, the other with short sleeved dress and sweat band around her hair. The girls pose together at the end. There are quick shots of the crowd and the ball boys.

    Note: some marks on film - good shots of taking the covers off and some very elegant tennis.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    686.34
    Media URN:
    33144
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    23/06/1927
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:55:00 / 01:57:25:00
    Canister:
    G 1409

Comments (1)

  1. scorpio1163 says

    Lady playing in cardigan and sun visor is Helen Wills of the US.; her opponent may be Gwen Sterry of GB.

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