Valentine’s Day show still plays for Basalt couple
Ryan Summerlin February 12, 2013
ASPEN – Forty-one years after being featured in a Hallmark Hall of Fame Valentine’s Day television special, the show is still a gift that keeps on giving for Becky Anslyn.
She and her husband, Gary, were one of five couples featured in the show. The Anslyns were filmed in their pink trailer at Woody Creek, outdoors in Snowmass Village in 9 inches of fresh snow and at various locations around Aspen for their segment, Becky recalled. All five couples also were brought to the Troubadour in Hollywood for filming during performances by Helen Reddy, Mac Davis and Bread. Robert Wagner narrated the show and introduced each couple when their favorite song was played, Anslyn said.
The show – called “Love, Love, Love” – aired on Feb. 14, 1972. The Anslyns had been married for less than two years at the time. Becky said they are probably one of the few couples who met in the early days of Snowmass Village who are still together. Gary moved to the area in late 1967. Becky arrived in January 1968. They worked in several restaurants in the upper Roaring Fork Valley and owned the restaurant in the Timberline Condominiums in Snowmass Village for seven years. Gary is now retired after working as a ski instructor and bus driver for the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority. Becky is now a real estate agent. They live in Basalt.
The original, hourlong Hallmark Hall of Fame TV special will be shown at the Basalt Regional Library at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday – although Becky said Gary isn’t exactly thrilled with the idea and might be a no-show.
The event is being billed as “a blast back to the ’70s” that features shots of Aspen and Snowmass Village.