Aspen in the 50s: Movies Stars Lana Turner + Lex Barker Visit
Recreational skiing because very popular in the 1930s and ski resort owners realized that celebrities could help them attract more skiers, according to the Historical Photos of Fruita & Western Colorado Facebook page. Celebrities were brought to places like Aspen so they could be seen at ski competitions and other events.
One of Hollywood's biggest movie stars, Lana Turner, and her husband Lex Barker, are pictured vacationing in Aspen below. Lana Turner was known for moves like 'The Postman Always Rings Twice' and 'The Imitation of Life' according to the Historical Photos of Fruita & Western Colorado Facebook page.
Lana Turner's husband, Lex Barker, was also a movie star and was in movies like 'Tarzan' as well as TV shows like 'The F.B.I' and more.
Lana Turner was also famous because of her personal life, according to the Historical Photos of Fruita & Western Colorado Facebook page, in 1958 Lana's daughter killed her boyfriend, Johnny Stompanato. Lana was married eight times and had affairs with Frank Sinatra and other celebrities. Lex Barker was her fifth husband and they were married from 1953-1957.
The couple came to Aspen for the Winterskol Parade. The photo is from 1953 and the quality and the detail in it are amazing. Aspen is still known for attracting plenty of celebrities, like the Kardashians who spent New Year's Eve one year in Aspen.