SNOW QUEEN TIMES

THE TWIN VICTORIAN LODGE TWINS

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The Toni Twins
Norma Dolle & Marge Babcock, identical twins with twin Victorian B&B lodges next door to each other in Aspen...

The Toni Twins
Born in Chicago, as children they had long blond ringlets, dressed alike, danced and sang. It was the time of Shirley Temple & Marge and Norma became the original ToniTwins has the "Toni", a national advertising campaign for Toni Home Permanents.

MGM Contract
Then the twins were given a screen test and MGM contract. "Our mother wanted us to go to Hollywood but our father didn't want us to go and become phonies. We sang on radio shows like the Tom Mc Neil "Around the breakfast Table Show" and the big State and Lake Theaters in Chicago. We were friends with the Lee sisters who sang with Vaughn Munroe & the girl singers with Gene Krupa. They told us what the lifestyle was like, so decided not to go on the road."

Switched Dates
They both went to the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, majoring in drama and music, and singing with bands. "We still dressed alike. We used to switch dates and get away with it." It was during college that they took some long weekends and came to Aspen to ski, both falling in love with the town.

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Separated for 20 Years
Then they were separated for years. "I think all twins want to establish their own identity," says Norma. Finally in 1972 Norma moved to Aspen and bought the Victorian next door to Marge's Lodge and started the Snow Queen Lodge. Two "Gems" of Aspen History.
We still get together and sing some of our old favorites like "Get your Kicks on Route 66" and "Small Fry".

DAVID, ADRIANNA & AIDAN

The Snow Queen has been family run for over 35 years. Norma's son David has been splitting time between his acting career in New York and Managing the Historic B&B. In 2007 David Starred in the Tony Award Winning Broadway National Tour of The Light in the Piazza. After the tour he and his wife Adrianna & son Aidan decided to settle full time in Aspen.



David has been performing in Theatre, Film and TV for over 20 years including "Suede" on ABC's One Life to Live, on Law & Order, with the Tony Award winning Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Off Broadway, Regionally & 7 productions at Theatre Aspen.

David continues to perform nationally and is the Artistic Director of the Aspen Fringe Festival which has received great critical acclaim. and brings award winning theatre and dance to Aspen each June. Click here for more

His wife Adrianna Thompson is a Dancer and Choreographer from NYC and has performed and taught dance all over the world. She is a Master Teacher in Gyrotonic , is on Staff for Aspen Santa Fe Ballet and is the Director of Dance for the Aspen Fringe Festival.

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