Ice skating stars Donna Atwood and Bobby Specht headlined the 1951 Ice Capades touring company. To promote their Los Angeles stop, the pair posed for staff photographer Art Rogers.
This photo appeared on the May 3, 1951, Los Angeles Times Sports section front page. A non-byline story reported:
Hollywood ushers in the Ice Capades tonight at Pan-Pacific Auditorium with all the trimmings of a gala premiere.…This, the 11th edition, features “The Student Prince” as its big production number.
In this skating version of the operetta fans will find Donna Atwood and Bobby Specht in the starring roles.
They are hailed by many experts as tops in professional pair skating and their efforts in “The Student Prince” are said to hit a new high. …
Specht skated for many years with Ice Capades. He died in 1999 at age 77.
This post was originally published on Nov. 10, 2016.
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