BILL TILDEN (ca. 1935)


Two vintage original 8 x 10″ (20 x 25 cm.) photos, USA Keybook photos, double weight, with punch holes in blank margin (as usual), both stamped on verso “PHOTO BY JAKC PASHKOVSKY NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CALIF.” NEAR FINE.

Bill Tilden was one of the supreme tennis players of the 20th century. He was also a gay man. He was twice arrested on morals charges, in 1946 and again in 1949. “Questions remain if Tilden’s prosecution was based on the rumors [about his sexuality], many published, and homophobic stereotypes.” (Wikipedia).

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