DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: Pop Culture:
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- SIAHPC_031024_13.JPG: "Battle of the Sexes"
On September 20, 1973, Billy Jean King met Bobby Riggs in the Houston Astrodome. Riggs, a 55-year-old former men's champion, had made a second career of criticizing women's sports. With a global television audience of 40 million, King trounced Riggs in three straight sets.
Billy Jean King's victory forever changed sports. "I just had to play," she told Newsweek. "Title IX [the ban on gender discrimination in federally-funded educational programs] had just passed, and I could see people looking for an excuse to backtrack. I wanted to change the hearts and minds of people to match the legislation we had just passed."
Amid the media frenzy surrounding the match, King abandoned the traditional white tennis skirt and blouse. She chose instead this sparkling costume by British designer Teddy Tingling -- a clear symbol of the revolution in women's sports.
-- Gift of Billy Jean King
- SIAHPC_031024_20.JPG: Star Trek Phaser.
"Star Trek," originally broadcast on NBC between 1966 and 1969, was an extremely popular science fiction television series. Its popularity resulted from its ability to deal with current issues in American life, especially themes related to the Cold War.
Because a hallmark of science fiction is the representation of future technology, this phaser weapon was one of "Star Trek's" most significant props. It is an incarnation of the classic ray gun from early science-fiction books and movies.
-- Courtesy of the National Museum of American History, gift of Paul Arthur Scheeler, 1987.
- SIAHPC_031024_29.JPG: Dorothy's slippers from "Wizard of Oz."
- SIAHPC_031024_40.JPG: B-Flat Trumpet & Case
Silver Flair Mode, 1972, Owned by Dizzy Gillespie (1917-93)
Trumpeter, band leader, and composer John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie ranks as one of the greatest musical innovators of the 20th century. He was renowned not only for his musical virtuosity but also for his impish good humor and wit.
Gillespie played this Silver flair trumpet from 1972 until the early 1980's. It has a uniquely shaped upturned bell, a design for which Gillespie was internationally known.
-- Courtesy of the National Museum of American History, gift of Lorraine Gillespie, 1985.
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