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ESTHER WILLIAMS COLLECTION

 Esther Williams Collection

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Esther Williams, 1950
Trained to be an olympic swimmer, Esther Williams was known as America's Mermaid and she swam into the hearts of many with her lavish Aqua Musical spectaculars. When her family moved to California, she got a job counting towels at the local pool and got swimming lessons from the lifeguards.

Esther WilliamsAfter winning three US National championships in swimming, she trained for the 1940 Olympics but that year the Olympics were canceled due to WWII. Late, Esther Williams was working as a model and stock girl for a local department store. She was contacted to replace Eleanor Holm in the Aquacade show.

Louis B. Mayer was looking for an athletic leading lady and soon signed Esther Williams. During the war, she visited veteran hospitals and achieved pin-up status because her bathing suit promotional photos. She performed a skit where she would invite a GI read lines from a card to do a mock screen test, where she begged them to kiss her and the men (reading their lines) would refuse. She then tore her breakaway clothes and show off her swimsuit. Needless to say this was a hit with the soldiers.

Her first Aqua Musical was Bathing Beauty with Red Skelton. Later she appeared in Ziegfeld Follies as herself. She starred in many more films including blockbuster hit Take Me out to the Ball Game with Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra.

Esther Williams & Von JohnsonShe is most famous for staged synchronized swimming scenes, which were quite dangerous. While filming Million Dollar Mermaid she broke her neck and had to wear a body cast for seven months. He ears suffered damage and she nearly drowned.

On radio Esther Williams appeared in Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Command Performance, Duffy's Tavern, Fibber McGee and Molly, Philco Radio, and Lux Radio Theater in Million Dollar Mermaid.

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MP3 DISK CONTENTS: [Help]
14 shows - total playtime 8 hours 15 minutes

Bing Crosby 480128 053 Esther Williams
Bob Hope 3955 531225 580 Esther Williams
Cmd Perf 460505 220 Kay Kyser, Lina Romay, Esther Williams
Cmd Perf 460623 E227 Esther Williams Peggy Lee
Duffys Tavern 460426 207 Fashion Show With Esther Williams
FMM 540414 0877 Jewel Robbery Solved
FT 490525 119 Man With Plow
FT 550316 412 Double Crossing
Its Time To Smile 441018 163 Esther Williams
Lux 490613 662 Bachelor And Bobby Soxer
Lux 531026 852 Skirts Ahoy
Lux 531214 859 Million Dollar Mermaid
Opportunity Usa 490516 Al Jolson, Bing Crosby
Philco Radio Time 480128 Esther Williams

 


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