MY FAVE:Luis Trenker - Bad Gastein 1985
One of my favorites. I met him accidentally in Bad Gastein, standing just some feet beside me. He intended to visit a bakery shop. I recognized him at once: This hat!!
From Internet Movie Database:
Luis Trenker (born in St-Ulrich, southern Tyrol (now Italy) as Alois Franz Trenker) was a film director, singer, author, ski champion and mountain climber, wood-carver, stage and film actor. He went to school in Bolzano to become a carver artist. From 1912 to 1914 he studied Architecture.
He fought in WWI as an officier in the Dolomite. After that, he made a documentary film "Wunder des Schneeschuhs" (1921) with Arnold Fanck. In 1934 he worked in Hollywood, but went back to Europe. In 1966 he worked for TV with the ski champion Toni Sailer in "Luftsprünge". He lived with his wife in Meran, kept an office in Munich, wrote his Memories ("Alles gut gegangen" ("Everything went swell")). He died on Pneumonia and heart attack in a hospital in Bolzano.