Friday, April 3, 2020

Photos; Gorgeous George & Cherie Hair Bout II 1961

Will bump this up and follow with some scrapbook stuff with Gorgeous George
-AC

Roger Baker photos from the follow up 'Hair bout II' May 1961 between Gorgeous George and Whipper Watson. The two had met again after their infamous 1959 bout, but this time Cherie's hair was at stake.
See also Gary Will's TWH : Whipper Billy Watson vs Gorgeous George


GG's valet Cherie was to get her hair cut if her man lost the bout. He did and she did before Whipper stepped in to stop the cut, the gentleman that he was.

You can see GG trying to talk Whipper out of it but Whip is having none of it. Cherie loses it and is crying as ref Bert 'The Little Flower of Uxbridge' Maxwell lays down the law.

At a re-match the next week Cherie, still upset at the cut, chatted with Watson before the bout enraging George who loudly berated her. When he lifted his hand Cherie ducked behind Watson. Once the intros were done GG would thorw his robe at Cherie who emerged and 'laid a pretty hand solidly against his cheek' then stormed down the ramp.

Roger is still just a superfan here sitting at ringside - before he started taking photos for all of the mags of the day.

WOW ! Thanks Roger !





Tony Marino is the other wrestler in the ring



previously posted Apr 2018