For as long as I can remember I have always wished I could go to “Sun Valley, Idaho” during the early days of the 1940s and 50s. Skiing down the hill next to Bing Crosby and Gary Cooper (seriously, could you imagine???!!), drinking hot chocolate in my super stylish ski sweater with reindeer or skiers on it and ending my day sleeping in a chic ski cabin. Sigh…how fun! If I actually really think about it I think I fell in love with the whole idea after seeing the 1941 movie “Sun Valley Serenade” with Sonja Henie, which was such a magical and fun movie. Whatever the reasons, we can all agree as Vintage fans that Sun Valley of the past really did look like a vintage lovers dream.
So, as per tradition with my blog, lets look at some fun pictures from this skiers paradise of the past.
First lets start off with Glenn Miller “It Happened in Sun Valley” to get us in the mood 🙂
Gary Cooper and Claudette Colbert looking so amazing. Love the sweater Mister Cooper
I love the skaters in the back of the below picture, so very cute
Early 1950s skiers passed out after a good day skiing. This is an outstanding photo! The two girls on the left are my favs for style
As a past skier I do have to say that it is fun to ski when you can wear a t-shirt. Or in this ad..no shirt.
Here is another image from 1946 from a photo series by George Silk of skiers enjoying the warmth of the sun. That swimsuit has two thumbs up from me!
I just adore the 1940s looks in the ad below
I’m a sucker for an accordion 🙂
There you have it, Vintage Sun Valley. Dreamy isn’t it?
Lastly I will leave you with a superb number from Sun Valley Serenade with the Nicholas Brothers and Dorothy Dandridge