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I took a job at the pool in order to earn the five cents a day it cost to swim. I counted wet towels. As a bonus, I was allowed to swim during lunchtime. 6 more words

Esther Williams

Esther Williams

Esther William, champion swimmer turned actress, in a publicity shot for the 1950 film “Pagan Love Song”.

Original B&W photo.

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Why I Probably Shouldn't Have Ridiculously Large Clocks in the House

The wisdom acquired with the passage of time is a useless gift unless you share it.

~ Esther Williams

There they are before me. A large clock in the dining room, an even larger one in the living room, and a most gargantuan one on our porch.

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History Through Hollywood: Ads

The History Through Hollywood series looks at old films as inadvertent time capsules packed with the norms and customs, both quotidian and grand, of a bygone era. 2,582 more words

1940s

Clark Gable was the first to have called me a mermaid. – Esther Williams http://dlvr.it/KpGvw1

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