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Let's Talk About Esther Williams

Despite making some monumentally stupid movies, her reputation is solid--I've watched her movies over and over for her performances and the lavish numbers/stunts .

Her memoir was a hoot--anybody read it?

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by Anonymousreply 12Last Wednesday at 5:02 PM

She always seemed so sad to me, profoundly, desperately sad in an almost clinical way.

by Anonymousreply 1Last Tuesday at 9:01 AM

She had a dry sense of humor.

by Anonymousreply 2Last Tuesday at 9:43 AM

Jeff Chandler's family is till holding a grudge.

by Anonymousreply 3Last Tuesday at 9:52 AM

Did she ever try to transition away from swimming movies? Why didn't it work out?

by Anonymousreply 4Last Tuesday at 9:58 AM

I don't think she had dramatic actress chops. She was in The UnGuarded Moment with John Saxon. Kind of a ridiculous film but Saxon was great as usual.

by Anonymousreply 5Last Tuesday at 10:37 AM

Debbie Reynolds and the others doing publicity circa THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT or after..... funny quote from Debbie about Esther's big problem with everybody cashing in except Esther... Debbie said she was a bore to hang with...can't find quote..

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by Anonymousreply 6Last Tuesday at 10:45 AM

Fannie Brice's assessment: "Wet, she's a star. Dry, she ain't."

by Anonymousreply 7Last Tuesday at 10:58 AM

I would have hung with her. Read her memoir--she would have been a gas. And she liked to cook.......

by Anonymousreply 8Last Tuesday at 11:01 AM

[quote]Wet, she's a star. Dry, she ain't."

Even though everyone seems to think that was directed at Esther, it was originally a put down of fellow competitve swimmer Eleanor Holm, who Billy Rose (Brice's husband) had an affair with (and later married.)

by Anonymousreply 9Last Tuesday at 11:52 AM

Esther was the reason waterproof mascara was invented.

She almost broke her neck while filming a dive for "Million Dollar Mermaid”.

She had terrible luck with men.

Here's a great "You Must Remember This" episode about her.

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by Anonymousreply 10Last Tuesday at 9:05 PM

I love her movies because they are total escape Hollywood fabrications filmed in glorious Technicolor.

by Anonymousreply 11Last Tuesday at 9:16 PM

Thanks for the correction, r9. Eleanor Holm makes much more sense than Esther as a target for Fannie's ire. I'll retire that chestnut now.

by Anonymousreply 12Last Wednesday at 5:02 PM
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