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Queen of Ice, Queen of Shadows: The Unsuspected Life of Sonja Henie epub

by Raymond Strait


Queen of Ice, Queen of Shadows: The Unsuspected Life of Sonja Henie epub

ISBN: 081288518X

ISBN13: 978-0812885187

Author: Raymond Strait

Category: Sport

Subcategory: Winter Sports

Language: English

Publisher: Scarborough House; Reprint edition (September 1, 1990)

Pages: 368 pages

ePUB book: 1184 kb

FB2 book: 1295 kb

Rating: 4.7

Votes: 869

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In almost every situtation, Sonja Henie behaved better than I would have in the same circumstances (except for what .

In almost every situtation, Sonja Henie behaved better than I would have in the same circumstances (except for what she did when her mother died-that was pretty bad). At the end of the book, 300 of Sonja's former coworkers and friends gathered to celebrate her after her passing (husband could have cared less to organize it and was in Norway anyways). They spent the whole day watching her movies, swapping Sonja stories, and sobbing. So even though the author and her brother weren't too fond of her, seems like lots of others really were.

I enjoyed this biography of the legendery Queen of Ice, Miss Sonja Henie. It is full of interesting information about her phenomenal career as a skater as well as her successful acting career. Although not much of an actress, she hit Hollywood at just the right time to become a huge money-maker for 20th Century-Fox.

The queen of ice was dead!"") Definitely in the who-cares? category as an expost, chattily thickened with long quotes from Leif and others-but ice-skating buffs (and any remaining Henie fans) might want to do a quick.

The queen of ice was dead!"") Definitely in the who-cares? category as an expost, chattily thickened with long quotes from Leif and others-but ice-skating buffs (and any remaining Henie fans) might want to do a quick browse-through. QUEEN OF ICE, QUEEN OF SHADOWS: The Unsuspected Life of Sonja Henie.

Stories of Sonja and Tyrone are also way over the top; the talk they had in the dressingroom - how did Leif Henie and Raymond Strait get hold of. .It is true that in creating the ice-skating star Sonja Henie, her father created a monster.

Stories of Sonja and Tyrone are also way over the top; the talk they had in the dressingroom - how did Leif Henie and Raymond Strait get hold of t h a t? Leif was still in Norway at the time. But in the long run Sonja suffered from it. She was never taught to be a normal person

Raymond Strait and Leif Henie: Queen of Ice, Queen of Shadows: The Unsuspected Life of Sonja Henie.

Raymond Strait and Leif Henie: Queen of Ice, Queen of Shadows: The Unsuspected Life of Sonja Henie. Figure Skating media guide. Categories: American figure skaters. Austrian figure skaters.

Queen of Ice, Queen of Shadows: The Unsuspected Life of Sonja Henie Format: Hardcover Authors: Raymond Strait ISBN10: 0812829786 Published: 1999-07-31 Queen of Ice, Queen of Shadows: The Unsuspected Life of Sonja Henie. Stein & Day. Book Format.

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Bibliographic Details. Title: Queen of Ice, Queen of Shadows: The. Publisher: Stein & Day/Publishers, Briarcliff Manor, New York, USA. Publication Date: 1985. Book Condition: Very Good+. Only those closest to her saw the Sonja possessed by an insatiable passion for money, diamonds, furs, and men. Lawsuits and hysterical attacks against her family were brought on by alcoholic binges; friends and business associates were spied upon, abused, and alienated; at her second divorce she staged a midnight raid with a moving van on the posh estate she had occupied with her husband - she stripped it bare, taking even the toilet tissue.

Reveals the hard edge of this skating star.
I enjoyed this biography of the legendery Queen of Ice, Miss Sonja Henie. It is full of interesting information about her phenomenal career as a skater as well as her successful acting career. Although not much of an actress, she hit Hollywood at just the right time to become a huge money-maker for 20th Century-Fox. With her cute pixie looks and her captivating performances on the ice, Fox teamed her with top male stars such as Don Ameche and Tyrone Power. Power was Fox's top male star at the box office during the thirties, He and Sonja not only were a top attraction on the screen, but had a well publicized affair in real life. Raymond Strait also gives us a surprising picture of the dark side of Miss Henie with her nasty disposition and vindictive personality resulting in shocking treatment of her family and peers. The book is well-written: not overbearing with tedious details, but a very believable story of one of my childhood idols.
Excellent!
Interesting person, interesting book by her brother.
I was surprised that Ms. Heinie was a drunk and mean and vindictive. It was a life that was about her and her only. Not a very good example of using the gifts one was given by God and hurting people consistently during your life. She is not someone I would have looked up to or wanted to know.
perfect order... Arrived in perfect new condition.. The price was great..Very Happy
This is an excellent biography of the Olympic Champion Ice Skater and Hollywood Star. It is sad that this woman was so narcissistic and that her parents contributed to her being that way. This biography holds nothing back and reveals what a complicated person Sonja Henie was. She was not loyal to anyone, never said I'm sorry and racked her own mother and brother over the coals and anyone else who got in her way. It is a mystery why Dorothy Stevens, her long time secretary and main contributor to the details in the book stayed with her, giving Henie a loyal and faithful servant. Henie gave nothing in return. After reading this I come to the conclusion that Henie made a pact with the devil who gave her everything money could buy and then came to collect. Henie was a great skater, a lousy actress and a very, very evil person. Her parents catered to her every whim and spoiled her rotten, thus creating a thoroughly despicable monster. Given all the evil things she did to so many people, especially those closest to her, its a wonder somebody didn't take her ice skates and butcher her to pieces with them!
The book presents a balanced view of a woman who was ahead of her time regarding sexual freedom of choice for women. And who was a mean drunk. She was also a fantastic skater, competitor, self promoter, innovator and business woman throughout her life.

Should a fan of Sonja's read it? Of course they should! It is what it is. There are few saints roaming the earth and Sonja was not one of them. But hers is surely is a fascinating story!
After reading this book I just shook my head at how this "woman" treated everyone including her whole family... i am just lost for words.... shame on her.... !!