Sport: On Ice

Sophisticated New Yorkers, accustomed to the finesse of their annual Skating Club Carnivals, have been slow to warm up to professional, itinerant ice shows. Last week, however, when the Ice Follies of 1940 hit town, New Yorkers crammed Madison Square Garden to the rafters for six nights, whistled and stomped like yokels. For suddenly, it seemed, the variety-show-on-ice had crystallized into first-rate entertainment.

It was the fourth year the Ice Follies had come to Broadway. The show was started on a shoestring by Eddie Shipstad & Oscar Johnson (a pair of St. Paul skaters who first got into the business 13 years...

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