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Anne Frank and Figure Skating

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by muffinbiscuit, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. muffinbiscuit

    muffinbiscuit Active Member

  2. mrinalini

    mrinalini Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the read. I adore Anne Frank, and reading her diary in my teens had a transformative effect on me.

    One can only imagine how she would have been like as a figure skater, but if she could transmit into her skating even a fragment of the soulfulness that was so evident in her writing, Janet Lynn wouldn't have had anything on her.
  3. ryanbfan

    ryanbfan Active Member

    I remember they had an Anne Frank movie on a few years ago and t hey had a scene where Anne daydreamed about being a figure skater. I can't remember what year it is from though.
  4. Louise

    Louise Banned Member

    This is eerie, I was just FBing a friend via private and she was talking about a close relative who is first cousins to Anne Frank. This world is WAY too small. I just found this out, and came on here and read this. Bernard Elias, hmm. I might just pmail my friend again and act like I know all of Anne Frank lineage.
  5. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

    That was Anne Frank: The Whole Story, which detailed her life before and after the Secret Annex. It was made in 2001, and it's actually on YouTube.
  6. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

    Thanks, I'll have to check that out. This week we saw a live presentation of "The Diary of Anne Frank" @ the Prince Music Theater in Philly. Very moving! Saw the original film (from the late 1950's) many years ago.
  7. nubka

    nubka Well-Known Member

    Anne even sketched a skating dress that she planned to wear when skating with her cousin Bernd. It was long sleeved, and it had fur-like trim on the cuffs and hem. There was a matching fur-trimmed cap as well. Not sure, but I think the dress was to be blue.

    :( :( :( :(
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  8. Marge_Simpson

    Marge_Simpson Well-Known Member

    I went to the talk Buddy Elias and his wife did at the 92nd Street Y on Tuesday. They were doing publicity for the book "Treasures From the Attic" and both were most personable and charming. They showed a lot of old family photos, including some of Buddy on skates. He skated with "Holiday on Ice" for 14 years, mainly in comedy numbers. One photo was of Buddy and his partner (didn't catch his real name) dressed as clowns, they called themselves "Buddy and Baddy"
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  9. nubka

    nubka Well-Known Member

    I have that book. It's really interesting if you want to get a more complete background on Anne's family (on her father's side.) Buddy is also a successful actor.

    How great that you were able to see/hear him speak. I would love that! :)
  10. N_Halifax

    N_Halifax Well-Known Member

  11. AxelAnnie

    AxelAnnie Well-Known Member

    Thank you for the links. Inspiring and thought-provoking reading.

    I happened upon a TV show called something like "The Line at the Anne Frank House". They interviewed people who were in line, and asked them what had drawn them to visit the museum. There were Jews, Buddhists, Blacks, all kinds of different backgrounds. Interspersed were cuts of children from around the world reading parts of the book in their own languages. Really enjoyed it.
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  12. N_Halifax

    N_Halifax Well-Known Member

    You're welcome!

    That is an incredible premise for a television program and I wish I would have seen it. Anne's story is something that I think transcends cultural lines. I heard a quote once that said something to the effect that whether it's because of your skin color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, income level, nationality... whatever the case may be... almost everyone in this world can relate to or understand on some deeper level the feeling of being 'in the minority'. I learned about Anne as a child and her story always stuck with me and it wasn't until a few years back that I learned of Bernd and her dream of skating with him again... I don't know, it may sound sappy but I hope that now they are finally getting to do that. :saint: