This old-style 3-story graceful Hollywood mansion is located across the street from Sunset Boulevard. She won three Olympic gold medals and was World Champion for 10 straight years, feats no other male or female skater have duplicated since. He stated at the time that the home was built for children. She appeared on the cover of Time magazine and her skates were immortalized at Graumann's Chinese Theatre. She once called Eddie Pec, the only person she permitted to sharpen her skates, in New York, to ask him to come to Chicago, where her show was to open. By today's standards, Henie's routines were almost ridiculously simple, her jumps far from spectacular. She danced her way into homes, history books and the hearts of fans worldwide as she changed the nature of her sport forever.
Her contribution to skating is secure, however, because she combined all of the elements so important to the sport today: high drama, athletic prowess, and star power. The idea of an ice skating movie might seem quaint today, but Henie starred in a number of them, most notably One in a Million, the story of a skater's rise to Olympic glory, and Thin Ice. Co-producers: Charlotta Denward, Lone Korslund, Tristan Lynch, Aoife O'Sullivan. Sonja had single-handedly pulled figure skating into the realm of metaphor—and where there is metaphor, there can also be art. An astute businesswoman, Sonja was one of the ten wealthiest women in the world when she died of leukemia in 1969. In an era before television, these films were an introduction to skating for millions of American viewers.
Search for: Follow Blog via Email Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. When her father dies, she begins to throw lavish parties. A strong man with his own money. In 1928, she won her first Olympic gold medal in womens figure skating, and she continued her domination for two more Games, defending her title in 1932 and 1936. In 1927, at the tender age of 14, she won the first of ten consecutive world championships.
She died on October 12, 1969 at the age of 57. At the time, she was only 11 years old and she had to punctuate her free skating routine with frequent visits to the sidelines to ask her coach what she should do next. Henies Golden Age Henies perseverance paid off. She said her greatest hope was to become a movie star, and she soon did. Before Henie, women skaters wore black boots, she popularised wearing white ones. Darryl Zanuck took notice of the petite blonde and signed her to a contract. Ice Queen The figure-skating world and the world at large lost a gutsy, strong and charming woman when Henie passed away in 1969 from leukemia.
So what is strange about it? Epstein, an author and playwright who worked with Universal Pictures for many years and was a competitive skater in his teens. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast. The one-and-a-half meter tall woman from Oslo, Norway was a giant of giants. Figure skating certainly wasnt the dynamic combination of athleticism, dance and style that it is today. She had a lovely, Astaire-like élan on the ice. Louis in April, 1936 is L to R Dorothy Lewis, Josephene Fogassey, Sonja Henie, Len Fogassey, Sam Lewis father of barrel jumper Buddy and Shirley Reflow. When video stops sometimes it is for ad, but as it goes along if you just hit small arrow video will continue.
Every little girl in the country wanted to dance and twirl on the ice like Henie. At the age of ten she won her first ice-skating competition. In her first entrance in the show, the boys, 24 in gold tails and top hats, they went down on one knee and made a sort of passageway. Champion and Star Three times the Olympic figure-skating champion, Miss Henie won most of the major world skating titles from 1927 to 1936, when she turned professional. The majority of the audience stood.
Sonja it seems has always been like that. She started dancing ballet, which she called her first love, at the young age of two, and was first introduced to skating by her brother, Leif, who lent her a pair of his skates when she was around five. She charmed audiences with her captivating choreography and dazzling costumes, becoming an instant international celebrity. Onstad took her to several doctors, unwilling to accept the diagnosis—leukemia—which he decided to keep from her. At her gorgeous Holmby Hills house, at 243 Delfern Drive, and elsewhere around the city, she became famous for throwing the most extravagant parties in Hollywood, entering one of them on the back of a small elephant. More a testament to her skating skills and physical appearance than her acting prowess, the films were nevertheless profitable and her popularity soared.
Camera color : Daniel Voldheim. To her it has proved the means to fame, fortune, movie stardom and the plaudits of kings. The film also shows how big she was. Moritz, Switzerland 1928 , at Lake Placid 1932 , and at Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Bavaria 1936. Later she became the first competitor to wear short skirts.