• Short Summary

    Austrian ski star and world champion Toni Sailer was filmed by Visnews receiving the first guests and showing his skiing trophies at his newly opened ski hotel in Kitsbuehel, Tyrol, Dec 21.

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    Austrian ski star and world champion Toni Sailer was filmed by Visnews receiving the first guests and showing his skiing trophies at his newly opened ski hotel in Kitsbuehel, Tyrol, Dec 21.

    The hotel is Toni's latest acquisition in his "Opres ski" money making career. But for all his income he is by no means in an enviable position. When after his tremendous Olympic successes he decided to appear on the screen, the International Ski Union FIS grumbled. Protests grew louder as he proved a skiing box-office magnet, endorsed the products of an Italian ski outfitters firm and finally opened his own ski hotel.

    The FIS planned a meeting to discuss Toni Sailer's amateur status on Dec 21, but Toni declared: "Sorry, can't come. Shall be opening my new hotel." For not attending the next meeting Jan 3 his excuse is - filming in Vienna. So tempers boil and the steam generated clouds Toni's future. Says Toni: "Nobody can prevent me from starting in the 1960 Olympic Winter Games at Squaw Valley (Idaho U.S.A)."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2QQIS0BXP2MPQF0L66UJ941F0
    Media URN:
    VLVA2QQIS0BXP2MPQF0L66UJ941F0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/12/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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