TTT Retro Film Series 3.2.21

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Tuesday March 2

7:00 PM  –  9:00 PM

Time Travel Tuesdays | Retro Films Screenings 

Presented in partnership with Aspen Film

Supported in part by U.S. Bank

Stream begins at 7 p.m. and is available for 36 hours

Suggested donation $10 per stream, or $60 for access to complete series (8 dates). 

If you care to contribute more to support both Aspen Historical Society and Aspen Film, you will have an option at check-out. 

A link for screening will be provided in your email confirmation after registration. 

 

Enjoy the films!!!

 

 

Tuesday, March 2nd 

Film #1 – 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale (1940s) (8 minutes) This footage features 10th Mountain activities at Camp Hale, Ski Cooper, maneuvers near Mt. Holy Cross, snow shelters, a Weasel snowcat, and a short section at Ashcroft. The footage was shot by the film donor’s father and uncle, Paul and Ralph Lafferty. There is no dialogue in this film.

Film #2 – 1950 FIS World Championships (1950) (10 minutes) Filmed by Dick Durrance and narrated by Gary Cooper, this film features the men’s downhill race. It begins in town at the Hotel Jerome, shows Bingo the dog, then spans to Lift One. The remainder of the footage includes downhill racers going over the Dam, down Spar Gulch, over Niagara then through Schuss Gully to the finish, complete with several crashes.

Film #3 – Wintersköl (1955) (19 minutes) Produced by Miller High Life beer company, this film features local personalities Bob Murri, Fred Iselin, Herbert Bayer, and Ralph Jackson. It begins with a tractor ride to Lift One, passing numerous empty lots between the Hotel Jerome and the mountain. Ski instructor Morrie Shepard is seen teaching a ski class and the Uhl family skis together. There are shots of the Hotel Jerome pool in winter, a Wintersköl parade, a costume race, dancing at the Golden Horn, and the t-bar on Little Nell. Ski personalities Dick Wright, Klaus Obermeyer, Sandy Sabbatini, and John Litchfield make cameo appearances.

 


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