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FSWer
12-09-2010, 05:06 PM
Say,does anyone know if there are any photos left from it. Of that day. Showing all the skaters competing by Discipline? Thanks.

Frau Muller
12-09-2010, 07:22 PM
There's the full video of the ABC telecast (see FSVids or Frogs on Ice websites) so I'm sur ethat still photos exist somewhere.

Sylvia
12-09-2010, 07:39 PM
Someone (chipso1) mentioned that the book Frozen in Time: The Enduring Legacy of the 1961 U.S. Figure Skating Team by Nikki Nichols has some nice photos of the skaters and coaches in it -- possibly from the competition itself? Here's a summary and review of the book: http://figureskating.about.com/od/figureskatingbooks/gr/frozen.htm

I don't believe there are any photos online (no links) from 1961 US Nationals, but someone please correct me if I'm wrong.

FSWer
12-09-2010, 10:38 PM
True. I do have the book Frozen in Time. Which shows some photos of some of the skaters. I was more wondering about photos of the whole actual competition. BTW. who were the commentators? Or were there any?

bardtoob
12-09-2010, 10:58 PM
In 1961, US Figure Skating Nationals were broadcast by CBS, and Uncle Dick was the commentator.

FSWer
12-09-2010, 11:04 PM
Dick Button? Say,is there a possibility that anyone here on this Board could have taped that competition? I'd love to have a copy of it. If anyone should know of any on-line photos (not on u-tube) I would really appreciate it. Thanks.

bardtoob
12-10-2010, 12:43 AM
Yes, Dick Button.

chipso1
12-10-2010, 12:45 AM
A new book which also might have some pictures in it: http://www.amazon.com/Indelible-Tracings-Story-Figure-Skating/dp/0984602704/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1291941917&sr=8-1. FYI, apparently a portion of the proceeds from this book go to the USFS Memorial Fund.

FSWer
12-10-2010, 01:00 AM
He is lucky he didn't sign on to commintate the Worlds!!!! As what could have happened!!! Who was supposed to anyway? BTW. does anyone know if the Pair Team of Ludmila & Oleg Protopopov were at that National's? They were the 1964 Olympic Gold Medalist.

bardtoob
12-10-2010, 01:03 AM
The Protopopovs were still in the USSR at that time.

TV coverage of figure skating was still very new. The first broadcast of a skating competition was in 1960. I do not think there were plans to broadcast Worlds in the US in 1961.

FSWer
12-10-2010, 01:10 AM
In were? What IS their Nationals competitive Record? Because I was just wondering if when I saw them at my Rink...if they actually DID compete with all those skaters. In which case if they did..it was a priverage that THEY wound up on my Rinks....doorstep.

chipso1
12-10-2010, 01:12 AM
He is lucky he didn't sign on to commintate the Worlds!!!! As what could have happened!!! Who was supposed to anyway? BTW. does anyone know if the Pair Team of Ludmila & Oleg Protopopov were at that National's? They were the 1964 Olympic Gold Medalist.

The Protopopov's competed for the Soviet Union, so no, they wouldn't have been at the 1961 U.S. Championships.

They won 6 Soviet titles (1962-64 and 1966-68).

chipso1
12-10-2010, 01:53 AM
In 1961, US Figure Skating Nationals were broadcast by CBS, and Uncle Dick was the commentator.


Dick Button? Say,is there a possibility that anyone here on this Board could have taped that competition? I'd love to have a copy of it. If anyone should know of any on-line photos (not on u-tube) I would really appreciate it. Thanks.

Laurence Owen - 1961 U.S. Nationals FS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0114AudgYms&feature=related)

It's kind of haunting to hear her talking about going to Worlds (at the end of the clip). :(

That user also has other videos from the competition.

Oops, I just noticed you didn't want YouTube videos. Sorry, it's all I could find.

Sylvia
12-10-2010, 02:01 AM
Unfortunately, FSWer can't watch youtube videos.

Skateweb has video files of CBS' coverage of 1961 US Nationals that can be downloaded for personal use/viewing: http://www.frogsonice.com/video/1961-nats/

Skateweb's report on the CBS broadcast of 1961 US Nationals: http://www.frogsonice.com/skateweb/articles/1961-nationals.shtml


What IS their Nationals competitive Record?
See chipso1's answer about the Protopopovs' Soviet Nationals competition history above. Here's an amateur and professional international competition record and profile of the Protopopovs (Belousova was her family name before marriage): http://www.pairsonice.net/profileview.php?pid=99

bardtoob
12-10-2010, 04:30 AM
Unfortunately, FSWer can't watch youtube videos.

Skateweb has video files of CBS' coverage of 1961 US Nationals that can be downloaded for personal use/viewing: http://www.frogsonice.com/video/1961-nats/

Skateweb's report on the CBS broadcast of 1961 US Nationals: http://www.frogsonice.com/skateweb/articles/1961-nationals.shtml


See chipso1's answer about the Protopopovs' Soviet Nationals competition history above. Here's an amateur and professional international competition record and profile of the Protopopovs (Belousova was her family name before marriage): http://www.pairsonice.net/profileview.php?pid=99

Dr. frog and I have, at times, done some verbal sparing, but she does do some good work at preserving material that could disappear if YouTube and the like were to go the way of other media sharing sites.