BATTLE OF THE SEXES, THE (TV) (1973 USA)
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In the national limelight Bobby Riggs taunted all female tennis players, prompting Billie Jean King to accept a lucrative financial offer to play Riggs in a nationally televised match that the promoters dubbed the "Battle of the Sexes". The match was held at the Astrodome in Houston, Texas on September 20, 1973 and was one of the most wildly surreal moments of the decadent 1970's that forever changed the social landscape for women. Broadcast to an estimated 90 million worldwide (50 million in the US) this historical tennis match played to the largest audience in television history. Included are the original broadcast TV commercials from 1973!