Figure skating was as dull as a compulsory figure eight until Sonja Henie. The Norwegian used her ballet training to create fluid and freestyle programs; at 15 she won the first of 10 straight world titles, to which she added three Olympic golds.
"Olympic Men's Downhill Skier," Jack Dumas, ca. 1960, watercolor and wash on textured paper, 21 3/4x16 1/2", private collection. Promotional illustration for the 1960 Squaw Valley, California, Winter Olympics.