Tag Results for
"1940s" - 42 Total Result(s)
BERDIE SPECK OF THE WIBC
Berdie Speck knew how to put on a women’s bowling tournament. The secretary of the St. Louis Women’s Bowling Association had experience with regional tournaments featuring hundreds of bowlers, making ...
Famed bowler Buddy Bomar gave sportswriters a lot to report on during his outstanding career, so it seems only fair that the San Francisco Bowling Writers would give him something in return, namely th ...
BREAKING INTO THE SCENE
Marion Ladewig shook hands with a fellow bowler during an outing in 1948. By this time, the Grand Rapids roller participated in four local leagues and played six games a day, steadily garnering attent ...
BROADCAST FROM TOWER BOWL
Tower Bowl opened in San Diego, California, in 1941. The modern center featured 28 lanes in an air-conditioned facility, surely a requirement for comfort in the southern California heat! Like many oth ...
Victory was a common theme on the homefront during World War II, and bowlers went all in on the cause. Made up of various professional organizations, the Bowlers Victory Legion formed in 1942 to contr ...
CATHERINE FELLMETH INSTRUCTOR TO THE STARS
Women’s International Bowling Congress (WIBC) champ Catherine Fellmeth showed bandleader Jonny Long the correct form for holding a bowling ball. And she should know! Fellmeth was a star of women’s bow ...
Chuck Collier had dedicated more than 40 years of his life to bowling. Himself an accomplished pin toppler, Collier spent time offering bowling instruction to new bowlers. At an American Bowling Congr ...
COLONEL EFFINGHAM’S RAID
Joan Bennett prepared to roll a strike in this still from 20th Century Fox’s Colonel Effingham’s Raid.
COLUMBUS GOES BOWLING
From March 3 to May 12, 1942, more than 5,000 teams and 28,000 individuals competed on these lanes in Columbus, Ohio, in the American Bowling Congress (ABC) Tournament. Tod Maskai, from Saginaw, Michi ...
COLUMBUS PUTS ON A SHOW
When the country’s best bowlers converged on Columbus, Ohio, for the 1942 American Bowling Congress’s world championships, they were greeted with posters which read: “It Was Columbus in 1492, It’s Sti ...