Ingrid Bergman skiing as Joan of Arc

Ingrid Bergman skiing as Joan of Arc

In 1948, Ingrid Bergman starred in the film Joan of Arc which was produced by Walter Wanger. This caricature, of Bergman skiing as Joan of Arc, was a gift to Wanger. The inscription reads: “If I wear my legs to my knees, I must ski – Greetings to Walter! Ingrid” The caption at the bottom reads: “It’s beyond me how anybody can climb dot [sic] fast in dot [sic] outfit!” It’s probably safe to assume this was done while Bergman was at the Sun Valley ski resort since it is signed “Barsis/Sun Valley” in the bottom right corner – Max Barsis was a well-known artist who resided in Sun Valley.

A big thanks to Robin Carlson of the Wisconsin Historical Society conservation lab for helping to preserve this wonderful sketch.

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