Guess ski celebs
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JimK - DCSki Columnist
July 7, 2011
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Start with an easy one. Can anyone identify ski celebrity A?
Redman
July 7, 2011
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John Lennon
JimK - DCSki Columnist
July 7, 2011
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John Lennon is correct. Caption with photo said St. Moritz, Switzerland 1965.

celeb B:
tskski
July 7, 2011
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Will Smith
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JimK - DCSki Columnist
July 7, 2011
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You guys are quick. Will Smith is correct. The film star action hero was caught in disorganized gear grappling gaper mode in above photo grin

Here is an action shot and maybe this one will be a little tougher to identify??
Skiing celebrity C:

JimK - DCSki Columnist
July 8, 2011
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Is Celeb C a stumper?

Here she is riding t-bar with boyfriend, Celeb D:

Redman
July 8, 2011
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Willy and Kate
JimK - DCSki Columnist
July 9, 2011
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Correct, those are the royal newlyweds. They are in LA right now, maybe they will come back sometime and ski in the US?

Can you identify ski touring celeb E on left:
RodSmith
July 9, 2011
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James Carter?
JimK - DCSki Columnist
July 11, 2011
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President Jimmy Carter is correct.

Time to identify snowboarding celeb F:
Redman
July 11, 2011
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Sting...lead singer of The Police
JimK - DCSki Columnist
July 11, 2011
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You got it, Gordon Sumner (aka Sting).

Here's a two-fer. Can you identify skiing celebs G and H in this photo? It's a neat picture because you get a good close-up view of ski gear from 1964. Major bonus points if you can identify what brand of skis, bindings and boots they are using!
Redman
July 11, 2011
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Bobby Kennedy and his nephew John Kennedy, Jr. Don't know anything about skis as I am a knuckle-dragger! BTW, I think the Kennedy's know a little about skiing accidents. (:^O)>>>
jimboc
July 11, 2011
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gotta be those old classic "spademan" bindings ?
Redman
July 11, 2011
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Are those the ones that clipped in on the sides on the bottom of the boot?
JimK - DCSki Columnist
July 11, 2011
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Originally Posted By: Redman
Are those the ones that clipped in on the sides on the bottom of the boot?

Yes, but I don't believe Spademans were in wide use in 1964, so John Jr's bindings are not Spademans. They look like the old bear trap type, but I could be wrong. RFK appears to be using Marker bindings. Fischer ski logo can be seen on John Jr's ski tips, esp left. He's got lace-up boots, RFK's boots have metal buckles which were a relatively new innovation at the time. RFK clearly has superior equipment to the boy. Wouldn't be surprised if he was on Head skis? John Jr could be on rental gear? Although his boots look big for a toddler, he might be on hand-me-downs? Which RFK had plenty of, he and Ethel had something like 11 kids. grin
Caption with this photo said Ajax (Aspen), Dec 31, 1964. John Jr would have been 4 yrs old.
Denis - DCSki Supporter
July 12, 2011
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You guys are good. The only one I would have gotten was RFK; kind of easy. I am not much aware of popular culture and haven't even watched network TV for 10 yrs., other than baseball, football, hockey, and of course skiing if I can.
JimK - DCSki Columnist
July 12, 2011
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Here's one more in line with Denis' off-piste tastes and a suitable follow-up to the RFK references whistle
Can you identify the subject of final entry in ski celebrity photo quiz?

The Colonel - DCSki Supporter
July 12, 2011
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Marilin Monroe
The Colonel smile
Denis - DCSki Supporter
July 13, 2011
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Gotta admire her willingness to expose that much skin to the harshness of a fall on sand.
JimK - DCSki Columnist
July 13, 2011
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I wonder if Marilyn Monroe ever did any real skiing? Another photo from this session shows more clearly that she is wearing sandals and her feet aren't clipped into the ski binding.


excerpt from Candle in the Wind
Music: Elton John
Lyrics: Bernie Taupin

Goodbye Norma Jean
Though I never knew you at all
You had the grace to hold yourself
While those around you crawled
They crawled out of the woodwork
And they whispered into your brain
They set you on the treadmill
And they made you change your name

And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind
Never knowing who to cling to
When the rain set in
And I would have liked to have known you
But I was just a kid
Your candle burned out long before
Your legend ever did

music video
pagamony - DCSki Supporter
July 14, 2011
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I've seen a few pics and videos of MM skiing at Sugarbowl, CA. She's no Vanessa Aadland :-).
Ullr
July 14, 2011
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Originally Posted By: JimK
I wonder if Marilyn Monroe ever did any real skiing?


Several of the old Warren Miller films show her skiing and riding up a rope tow. She was fairly good.
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