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Title
Jill Kinmont
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1955
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Used in the Exhibit: Play by Play - A Century of L.A. Sports Photography, 1899-1989.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Kinmont appeared on the cover of "Sports Illustrated" the week of the accident because she was considered a shoe-in to make the U.S. team for the 1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo Olympics. Instead, she became one of the first victims of the "Sports Illustrated Cover Jinx." Later, after Kinmont graduated from UCLA, she became a teacher-artist and inspiration for the film "The Other Side of the Mountain."
Hospital attendants escort Jill Kinmont to the Santa Monica Pier, in her first outing after a skiing accident left her permanently paralyzed.
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00048862
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 13961
CARL0000052905
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/17334
Subject
Kinmont, Jill
Piers--California--Santa Monica
Skiers--United States
Skiing accidents--California--Santa Monica
Men--California--Santa Monica
Women--California--Santa Monica
Santa Monica Pier (Santa Monica, Calif.)
Santa Monica (Calif.)
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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