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Hello Olympics, Hello London

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Title: Hello Olympics, Hello London

Description: Today we talk with Ryan Stevens of the Skate Guard Blog about the fascinating movie Hello London. This movie captures the excitement of early figure skating and the burgeoning celebrity culture in film and sports.

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, [00:00:00] this is beyond the big screen podcast with your host, Steve Guerra. Thank you again for joining us today on beyond the big screen. And we're here to discuss today. The 1958 fictionalized documentary called hello London, alternatively known as London calling. We will discuss the evolution. Figure skating over the course of the 20th century, the famous figure, skaters, Sonja Henie and the complex sport and industry of figure skating.
I'm very happy today to be joined by Ryan Stevens to discuss this interesting production. Thanks for joining us, Ryan. Ryan Stevens as a former competitive figure skater and C F S a skate Canada judge. [00:01:00] He has been writing about figure skating since 2013. Ryan has had media credentials with skate Canada covering the 2016 Canadian tire national skating championship and Halifax as well as conducting interviews with many top figure skaters past and present in June, 2017, Ryan released a full length biography of British actress, figure skater and dancing.
Belita Jepson Turner, a contemporary and perceived rival of Sonja. Henie who we're going to talk a lot about today. Ryan's blog skate guard can be found at skate guard, and in the show notes I'll, uh, brief
February 21, 2022
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Steve Guerra is the host of the History of the Papacy Podcast, which began in 2013. In 2017, Steve began Beyond the Big Screen, a podcast which delves into the fascinating stories behind films through lively interviews.
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