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6 for 9: 1950

6 for 9: 1950

May 1950. "University of Notre Dame football quarterback Bob Williams posed as if signing autographs for a group of college women." 3x4 inch Kodachrome transparency by Frank Bauman for the Look magazine assignment "Grantland Rice's Football Forecast for 1950." View full size.


Bob died of Parkinson's disease in Timonium Md. in 2016,


The coonskin hat on the woman at the nine o'clock position antedates the fad by five years or, at least, the Disney TV segments that popularized that headgear for pre-adolescent boys. On the other hand, the character of Scut Farkus in "A Christmas Story" sports that headgear in what's supposed to be 1940, so what do I know?

Signing autographs?

From the look on his face, he's taking phone numbers.

King of the Wild Frontier

Am I the only one becoming ancient by recognizing those Davy Crockett coonskin hats worn by some of the co-eds.

6 FUR 9

Fixed it for you.

2 + 4 for 9?

The two girls at the bottom of the picture look like twins.

Great Player

As a nineteen-year-old junior quarterback, he guided Notre Dame to an undefeated season with 10 wins and 0 losses. Williams won the National Championship for Frank Leahy's 1949 team. Williams finished fifth in voting for The Heisman Trophy in 1949 and sixth in 1950.

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