EYELETS AND FLARES AT WIMBLEDON
This is an article from the July 9, 1956 issue
What the girls wear at Wimbledon is the big news until the matches are played and the scores are in. This year (harumph) the Empire silhouette seems to be replacing last season's favored A line style
Ruffled eyelet petticoat under billowing, flared skirt of princess-style, form-hugging tennis dress is displayed by Pilar Barril of Spain.
Wateproof fabric of Shirley Fry's Empire outfit is tested by Louise Brough, defending singles champ.
Sheath dress featuring box pleats threaded through with blue ribbon and worn by Jennifer Hoad is shown off by husband Lew.
Scalloped hemline decorates Empire dress worn by second-seeded Beverly Fleitz (right). Over dress (above) she shows short sheer coat with embroidered crossed rackets. At left is Gloria Butler in a one-shoulder outfit with sawtoothed hemline.
Among scores of celebrities and topflight golfers who turned out for the third annual pro-amateur tournament held at Apawamis Club in Westchester County, N.Y. was television's Ed Sullivan, shown (left) as he faces a golfer's nightmare—a pitch shot to a green almost completely surrounded by traps. The charity affair, sponsored by a Westchester women's organization called Twigs, raised $15,000 for Port Chester's United Hospital Fund. For the outcome of Sullivan's tough approach shot, see above
Lectured by Gene Sarazen, who caddied with Sullivan when both were age of onlooking youngsters, Ed learns what he did wrong. Pitch shot was short of green, landed in trap.
Lecture digested, Ed entered trap and played his recovery. Top tournament honors were shared by former Masters Champion Claude Harmon and Walker Inman Jr. of Augusta, who shot 69s.