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                                             **  LIFE & TIMES  **
                                      * Barbara Ann Scott : Queen Of The Blades  *

 
 
SPEED - EP & SP Mode -
LENGTH - 1 HR - Edited & Unedited -
QUALITY - Excellent -
GENERATION -  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 **  -
 
 
 
 
COMMENTS FROMBarbara 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.

Scotts story 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.

In 1959 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.