Match Point at the Raquet Club

25 Jul

The Palm Springs Raquet Club – within the 2-hour radius mandated by the studios – where, Hollywood lore has it, Marilyn was discovered and the Bloody Mary was invented. Errol was the brightest star of all, of course – on both the courts and at the legendary Bamboo Bar.…



— Tim


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  1. shangheinz

    July 30, 2014 at 3:49 am

    Dear Topspin Tim,
    Backgammon+Scuba Diver = Freddie McEvoy?
    Sounds like a promo stunt from that Aussie asocialite. I’d love to see a picture on that, if my hunch proves right and the Racquet Club also was a rogue’s playground.

    • Gentleman Tim

      July 31, 2014 at 4:56 am

      Could well be, tweenerheinz. Freddie had quite a raquet, always hanging out at all the raciest places. Here’s a photo of the rogue in downtown Palm Springs – or maybe it’s the Vandy Cup of ’36 – one or the other.


  2. David DeWitt

    July 31, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Still hoping to find any other pic of Flynn at the Hollywood Racquet Club out there!