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Esther Williams Collection

Known as America's Mermaid, she swam into the hearts of many with her lavish Aqua Musical spectaculars

14 old time radio show recordings
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1 MP3 CD
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10 Audio CDs


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"Ester Williams on Bob Hope 1953"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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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.

Esther Williams & Von JohnsonHer 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.

She was married to singer, Ben Gage, in 1945.

She 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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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    14 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 8 hours, 18 min
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      14 shows - total playtime 8 hours 18 minutes
      1. Bing Crosby 480128 053 Esther Williams.mp3
      2. Bob Hope 3955 531225 580 Esther Williams.mp3
      3. Cmd Perf 460505 220 Kay Kyser, Lina Romay, Esther Williams.mp3
      4. Cmd Perf 460623 E227 Esther Williams Peggy Lee.mp3
      5. Duffys Tavern 460426 207 Fashion Show With Esther Williams.mp3
      6. FMM 540414 0877 Jewel Robbery Solved.mp3
      7. FT 490525 119 Man With Plow.mp3
      8. FT 550316 412 Double Crossing.mp3
      9. Its Time To Smile 441018 163 Esther Williams.mp3
      10. Lux 490613 662 Bachelor And Bobby Soxer.mp3
      11. Lux 531026 852 Skirts Ahoy.mp3
      12. Lux 531214 859 Million Dollar Mermaid.mp3
      13. Opportunity Usa 490516 Al Jolson, Bing Crosby.mp3
      14. Philco Radio Time 480128 Esther Williams.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    14 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 8 hours, 18 min
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      14 shows - total playtime 8 hours 18 minutes
      1. Bing Crosby 480128 053 Esther Williams.mp3
      2. Bob Hope 3955 531225 580 Esther Williams.mp3
      3. Cmd Perf 460505 220 Kay Kyser, Lina Romay, Esther Williams.mp3
      4. Cmd Perf 460623 E227 Esther Williams Peggy Lee.mp3
      5. Duffys Tavern 460426 207 Fashion Show With Esther Williams.mp3
      6. FMM 540414 0877 Jewel Robbery Solved.mp3
      7. FT 490525 119 Man With Plow.mp3
      8. FT 550316 412 Double Crossing.mp3
      9. Its Time To Smile 441018 163 Esther Williams.mp3
      10. Lux 490613 662 Bachelor And Bobby Soxer.mp3
      11. Lux 531026 852 Skirts Ahoy.mp3
      12. Lux 531214 859 Million Dollar Mermaid.mp3
      13. Opportunity Usa 490516 Al Jolson, Bing Crosby.mp3
      14. Philco Radio Time 480128 Esther Williams.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    14 recordings on 10 Audio CDs
    total playtime 8 hours, 18 min

    Disc A001

    1. Its Time To Smile 441018 163 Esther Williams
    2. Duffys Tavern 460426 207 Fashion Show With Esther Williams

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    Disc A002

    1. Cmd Perf 460505 220 Kay Kyser, Lina Romay, Esther Williams
    2. Cmd Perf 460623 E227 Esther Williams Peggy Lee

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    Disc A003

    1. Bing Crosby 480128 053 Esther Williams
    2. Philco Radio Time 480128 Esther Williams

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    Disc A004

    1. Opportunity Usa 490516 Al Jolson, Bing Crosby

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    Disc A005

    1. FT 490525 119 Man With Plow

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    Disc A006

    1. Lux 490613 662 Bachelor And Bobby Soxer

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    Disc A007

    1. Lux 531026 852 Skirts Ahoy

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    Disc A008

    1. Lux 531214 859 Million Dollar Mermaid

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    Disc A009

    1. Bob Hope 3955 531225 580 Esther Williams
    2. FMM 540414 0877 Jewel Robbery Solved

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    Disc A010

    1. FT 550316 412 Double Crossing

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