University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Carl Moseley Skating History Collection



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Moseley, Carl
Title: Moseley, Carl, Ice Skating History Collection
Dates: 1948-1984
Abstract: The Carl Moseley Ice Skating History Collection consists of souvenir programs from Holiday on Ice and assorted other ice shows, publicity stills from Ice Capades, Ice Cycles, Ice Vogues, and Holiday on Ice, a draft manuscript by Carl Moseley entitled, “On Joining Holiday on Ice,” and 3 DVD’s with video clips of ice shows.
Accession No.: 2016-330, 2017-013
OCLC No.: 974038218
Extent: 1 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

Although the practice of ice skating stretches back for millennia, the modern era of figure skating and ice shows got its start in the early twentieth century as modern technologies allowed for the creation of indoor ice rinks. In 1915 the Berlin Ice Ballet performed “Flirting at St. Moritz” at the New York Hippodrome. The show was wildly popular and ran for 300 days. In 1936, Shipstad and Johnson established “Ice Follies” the first ice show made up entirely of professional ice skaters. The same year, legendary 3-time Olympic Gold medal winner in figure skating Sonja Henie opened her own ice show in Madison Square Gardens. She also starred in several ice-skating themed Hollywood movies, which further increased interest in figure skating and ice shows. Interest in ice shows continued to grow in the post war years, and in 1944 “Holiday on Ice” was established, followed shortly by Ice Capades, Ice Vogues, and many other ice shows.

Carl Moseley worked for Holiday on Ice as a treasurer and assistant company manager and traveled with the show from 1965-1968. His father, Carl H. Moseley, had been a local promoter in Tampa in the 1940’s and was involved in the first three Holiday on Ice shows in Florida.

Source:

Pro Skating Historical Foundation, “Chronology,” accessed January 24, 2017, http://proskatinghistoricalfoundation.org/chronology/


Scope and Contents

The Carl Moseley Ice Skating History Collection consists of souvenir programs from Holiday on Ice and assorted other ice shows, publicity stills from Ice Capades, Ice Cycles, Ice Vogues, and Holiday on Ice, a draft manuscript by Carl Moseley entitled, “On Joining Holiday on Ice,” and 3 DVD’s with video clips of ice shows.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

A portion of this collection is stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Moseley, Carl -- Archives
Henie, Sonja, 1912-1969
Subjects (Organizations)
Holiday on Ice (Show)
Ice Capades, Inc.
Subjects
Figure skating

Related Material

Forms part of the Touring Entertainment Industry Archive


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Carl Moseley Skating History Collection, 1948-1984, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Esther Kirchner, February 2017.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Manuscript materials

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2017-013/1 Sonja Henie souvenir programs, 1948, 1952
(2 programs)
Holiday on Ice souvenir programs, 1959-1979
Assorted souvenir programs, 1963, 1980-1984 and undated
"On Joining Holiday on Ice," by Carl Moseley, 2016
Fan letter, February 9, 1966
World Ice Skating Guide, 1963



 

Photos

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2017-013/2 Publicity stills for Ice Capades, Ice Cycles, Ice Vogues, Holiday on Ice, 1940s-1960s
Publicity stills for Holiday on Ice International, [ca. 1960s]
Publicity stills for 1948 Holiday on Ice and Ice Vogues of 1948, 1948
Signed publicity stills, 1947-1948, 1965



 

DVD's

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2.325/B21 "Golden Age of Ice Shows" Holiday on Ice and Holiday on Ice International, 1966-1979
Holiday on Ice, Moscow - the Tom Collins Collection, 1958
"On Joining Holiday on Ice" - videos, undated