2006, English, Sound, Interview, lecture, talk edition: Reg Park interviewed by Bill Stephens [sound recording]. Park, Reg, 1928-

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Physical Description
  • 5 sound files (ca. 265 min.)
Published
  • 2006.
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • Reg Park interviewed by Bill Stephens.
Creator
  • Park, Reg, 1928-
Other Creators
  • Stephens, Bill, 1936- (Interviewer)
Published
  • 2006.
Medium
  • [sound recording]
Physical Description
  • 5 sound files (ca. 265 min.)
Subjects
Summary
  • Reg Park born 1928, speaks about his childhood memories; first job and ambitions; mother's remarriage; his introduction to ice-skating; Sonja Henie; competitive skating, ice show and arts studies; working as a interior decorator; early training in ice-skating and social influences; the end of WW2; attempts to join the Navy; winning his first Australian Championship; changing his coach; training with Felix Caspar; the Burley Ice-skating dynasty; going to London as the Australian Men's Champion to compete in the World Championships; competing in the British Championships; training and teaching in Switzerland; Jacques Gerschwiler; the variations in ice-skating standards between Australia and England at that time; why he did not skate in the Olympics; the differences in the types of ice shows; freelancing; early days in London while training for the championships; his “Babes in the Woods” experience working with Belita; touring France with Cirque Buglione; health concerns which affected his competition ambitions; continuing competitive skating after “Babes in the Woods”; studying classical ballet; working as a professional dancer; Queenie Paul; Jennie Howard; tap dancing.
  • Park discusses how his dance experience aided his ice choreography; recollections of “Rose Marie on Ice”; Armand Perrin; Pat Gregory; recollections of the “Casa Carioca” in Germany; Terri Rudolph; Ginger James; Winnie Gill; producing an Ice Show in New Delhi; David McIllwraith; Dawn O'Donnell; exhibition skating tours in Switzerland; choreographing the Wembly Ice Skating revues for Tom Arnold; choreographing and starring in ice shows for BBC television; presenting “Sleeping Beauty” in the Princess Theatre, Melbourne; returning to Australia; an invitation to set up an ice skating school in Canberra; producing the annual ice shows at the Phillip Ice Rink; becoming a judge for the World Professional Ice Skating Championships; choreographing an ice ballet; coaching children; losing his house in the 2003 Canberra Bush Fires; his participation in a television documentary about the fires; his experience on the day of the bush fires; recovery from the bushfire; depression; the new house; reflects on his personal life; becoming involved with “Torvil and Dean's Skating with the Stars”; the politics of television; experiences as a film actor; plans for the future.
Notes
  • Recorded on October 10, 2006 at Canberra, A.C.T.
  • Digital master available ; National Library of Australia ; nla.obj-209196748.
Numbering Note
  • Timed summary (9 p.) and corrected transcript (typescript, 110 leaves)
Access Conditions
  • Access open for research, written permission is required for personal copies and public use for 10 years from the date of the interview.
Language
  • English
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