A Bird of Passage

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By Otto Lang - 2004.  Among the great names in the world of alpine skiing, that of Otto Lang ranks high. And not just a great sportsman, Lang was to become an important contributor to the world of American filmmaking as well. In this compelling and richly anecdotal autobiography, Lang tells his fascinating life story. "Born in Bosnia in 1908 and raised in Salzburg, Austria, Lang came to the United States in 1935 to introduce fellow Austrian Hannes Schneider's revolutionary Arlberg method of ski instruction to the New World. "During his early years in the U.S., Lang founded ski schools on Mounts Rainier, Baker, and Hood in the Pacific Northwest and eventually succeeded Friedl Pfeifer as director of the famed Sun Valley Ski School. "At Sun Valley, Lang taught many of Hollywood's elite to ski, among them the legendary Darryl F. Zanuck of Twentieth Century Fox. Through Zanuck, Lang found an introduction to the world of American cinema. From acting in and later producing ski films, he graduated to feature films, eventually directing and producing dozens of films and over 100 television programs.

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