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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Women in Archery during the Mid 20th Century

Below are a collection of photos of women doing archery - often celebrities from 1940s, 1950s, 1960s.

According to my research archery saw a bit of a revival during the 1950s - and a small revival in the 1970s.

Basically it was suddenly kewl to be seen with a bow. So everyone from Marilyn Monroe, Bette Davis, Anita Ekberg, Candice Bergen, Cyd Charisse, Gene Tierney, Jean Parker, Susan Hayward, Lana Turner and others were picking up archery - not so much as a sport or something they do regularly, but just so they could be seen as part of what was essentially a fad at the time.

This fad even extended into the 1970s when people like Jane Fonda also picked up the bow.












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