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The Tangles

According to an 1981 Australian Women’s Weekly profile of fast bowler Dennis Lillee, a moustache was a ‘compulsory’ accessory for sportsmen.

The Tangles
The Tangles

Unlike the standard, rectangular, panel of bristles gracing numerous other 70s sporting identities, the mo named after Lillee’s team-mate Max ’Tangles’ Walker is a furry facial adornment in the shape of a big, upside-down U.

3 portraits

1Jack Lang, c. 1930-40 George Finey. 2Max Walker, 1976 (printed 2010) Bruce Postle.
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