1 HR - Edited & Unedited -
QUALITY - Excellent -
Original Copy & Not An Original Copy - (Received This In A Trade) -
BROADCAST DATE -
CBC - March 12, 1997 - BIO Ch. - Re-Broadcast - Wed. July 17, 2002 -
TAPE NUMBER - ** TAPE # 70 & 188 ** -
FROM - Barbara Ann, Barbara's Husband, Toller Cranston, Brian Orser, Kurt
Browning, Debbi Wilkes, Elizabeth Manley, Osborne Colson & Dick Button
She was Canada's "Sweetheart Of
The Ice" the graceful, doll-like 19-year-old with a will of iron who, in one short year, claimed the title of every major
international figure skating competition and the hearts of fans around the world.
reveals why one of Canada's earliest superstars has remained such a compelling figure in our country's history.
Scott was a prodigy from the
beginning. The documentary features rare archival footage of the skater, ranging from her skating at age 11 in Ottawa
to exclusive never-before-seen footage of Scotts dazzling outdoor performance at the 1948 Olympics.
Frank and ironic,
Queen of the Blades charts Scott's career from celebrity to commodity. At the height of her fame, the skater's endorsement
appeared on everything from soft drinks to sweaters including a prized collector's item, the Barbara Ann Scott doll.
the skater left the spotlight to pursue a career as the perfect 50s housewife. She speaks candidly about yearning for
the white picket fence, something she never had as a child. Instead she focussed on riding horses competitively, another
sport at which she excelled. Once again, her favourite sport is back in her life as she judges competitive skating.