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Warren’s World

  • The Clark’s Party

    By Warren Miller on August 20, 2014
    By Warren Miller ·  The 16-foot inflatable, hard foam dinghy from Mike and Nancy Domaille’s wonderful West Bay Son Ship gently bumped the dock on Crane Island as Laurie and I were off on another adventure. I had just told Mike and Nancy that my autobiography was nearly finished, as we were transferring to Doug Rosenberg’s eight-passenger golf cart driven […]
  • Guv’ment intervention

    By Warren Miller on August 13, 2014
    By Warren Miller ·  At dinner one night, the conversation turned to the old days and I was asked if I thought I could parlay my $400 original loan to start my film business into a worldwide motion picture company today. That set me to thinking. With the current state of government intervention in small businesses, I still think with […]
  • Captain’s Gig

    By Warren Miller on August 6, 2014
    By Warren Miller      The Inland Passage, north from Seattle to Alaska, passes in front of our house in the San Juan Islands. Occasionally, we will get a phone call from an old friend headed north and we recently received a phone message from Bill and Minne Isley. They tied up at our dock and sat down that evening […]
  • Whatever happened to old … what’s his name?

    By Warren Miller on July 30, 2014
    By Warren Miller  ·   During the last several years, as my eyesight has diminished, when I go to my address book with a magnifying glass, I come across the name of someone I haven’t seen or heard from for a while, even though they used to be someone I spent a lot of time with. As a result, every […]
  • Fourth of July remembrances

    By Warren Miller on July 23, 2014
    By Warren Miller  ·   In 1776, our founding fathers, wearing those funny-looking, white knickers and white, powdered wigs to match, were collectively smart enough to write a document that gives every American citizen amazing freedoms. However, as we all know, freedom is not free. It comes with a lot of hard work and dedication. On Dec. 7, 1941 the […]
  • Small town living

    By Warren Miller on July 16, 2014
    By Warren Miller  ·   Orcas Island, where we live spring summer and fall, is only about 85 miles north of Seattle and, yet, an estimated 90 percent of the people in Seattle haven’t taken the ferryboat ride from Anacortes to Orcas Island. This is fine with my wife and me because we like the quietness. On the last Saturday […]
  • The house in Sun Valley

    By Warren Miller on July 9, 2014
    By Warren Miller  ·   In 1994, I was nailing shingles on the side of my new studio that I was building, when I thought about the first house I ever tried to build. It was in Sun Valley, Idaho, during the spring of 1949. It had been a good winter, teaching skiing and discovering a financial bonanza when I […]
  • Freeway to skiing

    By Warren Miller on July 2, 2014
    This is about unanticipated consequences that began for skiing in the middle 1950s. That was when Alex Cushing who owned Squaw Valley put in a bid to host the Winter Olympics at Squaw Valley in 1960. At the time, Squaw Valley consisted of a handful of houses, three or four stores, a few ski lifts and a post office. I […]
  • Publishing date

    By Warren Miller on June 25, 2014
    By Warren Miller ·  After making ski movies for more than 50 years, I know that an editor can change the direction of the film right up and until the time that it is handed off to the lab to print the images and add the soundtrack. The same thing happens in publishing a book and I have been involved […]
  • Squaw Valley history

    By Warren Miller on June 18, 2014
    By Warren Miller ·  Was I nervous? You bet. In the end of 1949, 3 feet of powder snow had fallen overnight at a new ski resort called Squaw Valley. Donner Summit was closed so there were no customers and for the first time in my life I was pointing my brand new 16MM Bell and Howell camera at the […]