Saturday, February 19, 2011

1938 New York: Savate influence or Women Kick Boxing?

Women Kick Boxing

Original caption: June 6, 1938 - New York: The newest sport to make this blase village sit up and take notice is a combination of boxing and what the French call "La Savate". The latter was once a trick of the trade of the Paris apache and consists of kicking an opponent in the face and other parts of the anatomy. To the great embarrassment and inconvience of said opponent. Here you see Sonny Tucker laying a shapely left foot on the no less shapely chin of Shirley Elliot during their kick and punch match at Ivan Frank's smart night club in New York. Gentlemen, pray that the little woman doesn't take up this new game.

IMAGE:
© Bettmann/CORBIS
DATE PHOTOGRAPHED
June 06, 1938
LOCATION
New York, New York, USA
COLLECTION
Bettmann


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