That CBS footage exists somewhere. I know that Bob Paul has a copy on DVD (I think he mentioned it on his skatecast with Manleywoman), and he had to wait a long time to get hold of it. Hoping one day I'll be able to find it
I've been hoping to find it, as well!
I love they way they skated with such abandon. Their posture and extension is very sloppy by today's standards, but they really fly around the ice and it looks so spontaneous.
In my spare time, I like to interview figure skating legends.
I hope that these legends of the sport know how much we would appreciate seeing some of these historic treasures -- video and otherwise --before they are locked in a vault, away from public view.
Great thread, Maofan7, now if only Mao herself can replicate Carol Heiss's follow-up Olympic Gold Medal in 1960. Btw, it's the only Olympics Sonja Henie ever attended, besides her own of course; she thought everybody forgot her, sadly, surprised to see that the public still remembered.
As it stands now Mao shares a lot in common with Carol, silver medal at their first Olympics, and their mothers' having passed thereafter...
I've done the same.
It saddens me that we collectors of video footage often have more "historic" material available than they do.
I continue to search, and share what I can.
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That's infuriating, and sad!
"junking"), along with countless episodes of Doctor Who, Z-Cars, Dads Army, and many other shows from the 1950's - 1970's. The managers responsible for the policy, should have been charged with cultural vandalism.
Ladies, Men's, & Pairs. Maybe Russian FSU members could write to the TV station concerned requesting that they do something similar with the 1956, 1960 1964, and 1972 Olympics
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Is there a Russian, or Russian speaking, member of FSU who would be willing to contact that channel for us?
http://www.otab.com/, but they are very strict and very expensive. I tried years ago to get hold of some select performances from 1972 and they refused because they found I had a youtube account The IOC also seems to be stepping up its campaign to remove footage from the internet. In the last two days, two of my John Curry videos (a montage and part of a documentary) have been removed due to the IOC.
I'm sorry to hear that, floskate.I tried years ago to get hold of some select performances from 1972 and they refused because they found I had a youtube account The IOC also seems to be stepping up its campaign to remove footage from the internet. In the last two days, two of my John Curry videos (a montage and part of a documentary) have been removed due to the IOC.
Actions such as that won't help to increase interest in the Olympics!
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