January 26, 2019 09:00 AM EST Asheville, North Carolina


Two Belita Movie Posters

(20th century)

Suspense, 1946, 38 x 26 in. (sight); The Hunted, 1948, 38-1/2 x 24-5/8 in. (sight), both starring the skater, Belita (Belita Jepsen-Turner), offset lithographs; metal frames, 41-1/4 x 27-1/8 in.


Although Belita Jepsen-Turner was in the 1936 Olympic Winter Games, she did not care much about competition. She was also a great dancer, movie star, actress, and performer. Belita's elegance, Olympic ability and training as a ballet dancer were extraordinary. She danced with Anton Dolin, Skated in the Ice Capades, acted in movies with Charles Laughton, Preston Foster, Barry Sullivan and others. Her level of importance has been rare indeed.

Provenance:The Skating Collection of Dick Button, New York


Condition: B+, both with folds with some tearing, light toning, not removed from frames; frames with abrasions

Estimate: $400 - $600
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