Linda Benson

Australia Sydney Surf Linda Benson

Linda Benson of the United States in competition for the women’s title of the World Surfboard Riding Championships staged at at Sydney’s Manley Beach, Australia on May 17, 1964. A member of the Encinitas Club of California, she placed second. Australians took all titles. Australian officials said the series was recognized by competing countries as being the first official world titles and visiting competitors were from the United States, Britain, France, Peru, South Africa and New Zealand. (AP Photo)

Sydney’s Manley Beach, Australia on May 17, 1964


Australia Maureen Horsley and Linda Benson


Maureen Horsley, 18, of Sydney, Australia, left, and American champion Linda Benson, 20, of the Encinitas Club of California, prepare for a dip in the Australian surf on May 16, 1964, in a warm-up for the World Surfboard Riding Championships at Sydney’s Manly Beach. Australian officials said the series was recognized by competing countries as being the first official world titles; visiting competitors were from the United States, Britain, France, Peru, South Africa and New Zealand. Australians took all titles. (AP Photo)


Ensemble by André Courrèges 1964

Fashion

Ensemble by André Courrèges 1964

A style borrowed from the kids a baby bonnet tied over the chin and made of the same white kidskin as the coat is one of the fashions of Paris designer Andre Courreges in New York on Oct. 8, 1964. Coat and bonnet are starred with beads and worn over white architectural pants. Model wore not tops with the coats of the collection.

PA Photo