The Color of Water The wonderful world of professional high diving... in and out of the water
The Color of Water
This much anticipated book will depict an incredible behind-the-scenes history of Professional High Diving and the Water Show business. A vast library of audio & video files will lead the reader through this fascinating narrative history in a series of stories as told by the legends that actually lived them. Classic photos and rare film footage will serve to compliment and enhance each segment.
Click on a name below to see excerpts of video-taped interviews with some of these wonderful high diving water-show legends:
* Dan Anthony - Acapulco Cliff Diver & Water Show Performer * Hobie Billingsley - U.S. Olympic Diving Coach * Johnny Bower - High Diver & Water Show Comedian * John Carney - Acapulco Cliff Diving Champion & Clown Diver * Don Columbo - Acapulco Cliff Diver & World Record Holder * 'Crazy' Pete DiCroce - High Diver and Early-Era Miami Beach Water Show Performer * Randy Dickison - A TRIBUTE to the World Record Holder & Water Show Performer * Dick Gutting - Pioneer of Trampoline & Water Show Performer in 50s * Micki King - Olympic Gold Medalist in Diving - 1972 * Adolph Kiefer - 1936 Olympic Back Stoke Champion - Water Shows in the 1930s * Larry Koch - Acapulco Cliff Diving Champion * Dana Kunze - 8x World Champion & 7x World Record Holder (highest dive) * Lucky West - High Diver, Fire Diver, Comedian & Equipment Setup Specialist * Dene Whitaker - Acapulco Cliff Diver, Clown Diver & Water Show Comedian * Victor Whitaker - Acapulco Cliff Diver, Acrobatic Specialist & Water Show Performer * Rick White - The 1st African American high diver - Acapulco Cliff Diving Team Captain
Additional participants presently in the on-deck circle: Olympic Divers & Coaches:Dick Kimball, Greg Louganis, Cynthia Potter & a tribute to Kenny Sitzberger (Olympic gold medalist and high diving commentator for ABC Sports) High Divers/Water-Show Performers: Donnie Vick,Lucy Wardle-Streeter, Craig, Lesser, Adele Laurent-Kirby, Dave Lindsay, Bruce Boccia, Dan Poor, Marty Strawn, Patti Davis, Lynn Futch-Walco, John Tobler, Dan Lasarg, Al Bechtel
Arrangements are being made for many more Acapulco & Hawaiian Cliff Divers,World Record Holders, Acrobatic Champions, Water-Show Comedians, Clown Divers, etc...to participate as well.
Some truly amazing and very entertaining stories are told about water shows that graced the Miami Beach strip hotels and the world renowned high diving contests featured on ABC's Wide World of Sports in the 1950s & 1960s. These chronicles sxpound on the careers of such early-era icons as Barney Cipriani (the 1st King of high diving), Al Valadares, Whitey Heart, Charlie Diehl and Bill McGuire.
Bob Kerper and other Water Show Producers shed light on such aquatic spectaculars as Billy Roses's Aquacade, Sam Howard's Water Show, Henry Soff's Aqua Show, Al Sheehan's Aqua Follies, Sam Snider's Water Spectacular and the many Maxwell aquatic productions that saturated the water-show landscape through the years.
A variety of entertaining video excerpts are posted on the KEG website. Click on one of these links to search for videos by last name: A - K & L – Z. Or click HERE to see videos on Dave's YouTube Channel - "Encore170".