On Holiday

Classic Stars on the Slopes (Photos)

John Wayne, Charlie Chaplin, Rita Hayworth, and a whole flock of Kennedy's are just some of the classic celebrities who have clicked into their skis for a snowy winter vacation.

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Rita Hayworth

American actress and dancer Rita Hayworth skis during her winter holiday at Murren, Switzerland in 1949. 

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Gene Hackman and Robert Redford

American actors Gene Hackman and Robert Redford hold ski poles during a scene from the film Downhill Racer directed by Michael Ritchie in 1969. 


John Wayne and Barbara Read

In January, 1937, John Wayne and Barbara Read trudge along the snow-covered slopes of the Big Pines mountain resort in California in search of spot to try out their skills.


Jacqueline and Caroline Kennedy

Jacqueline Kennedy and her daughter Caroline enjoy a joke as they vacation at a ski resort in Idaho during a family vacation in 1966. 


John Lennon

Beatles-member John Lennon takes a spill while skiing during a vacation near St. Moritz, Switzerland on January 28, 1965. 


Charlton Heston and Lydia Clarke

Actor Charlton Heston and his wife of nine years, actress Lydia Clarke, enjoy some time off during a ski-weekend at Grossinger's in New York's Catskill Mountains in February 1952. 

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Charlie Chaplin

Comic actor Charlie Chaplin poses on a U.S. ski slope in 1932. 


Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Kennedy

United States Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and his wife, Ethel, view the Continental Divide while skiing at Independence Pass on October 2, 1961 in Aspen, Colorado.

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Clark Gable, Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, and Jack Hemingway

From right to left, actors Clark Gable, Gary Cooper, and Ingrid Berman ski with Jack Hemingway, eldest son of writer Ernest Hemingway in Idaho.


Clark Gable

American actor Clark Gable takes in the scene at Lake Arrowhead in California on March 1, 1933. 

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Robert Wagner

Now that's a movie we want to see. American actor Robert Wagner poses in 1964 for a promotional portrait for the film, The Pink Panther.