THE ESTHER WILLIAMS AQUA SPECTACLE — Pictured: Actress/swimmer Esther Williams — Photo by: Herb Ball/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
Come on in, the water is just fine! I’ve taken a leap today. I have a project that for many, many moons has been so near to my heart. I have held it and nurtured it and built upon it. I just kept dipping my toes in the water, I don’t know why?
I suppose that when it’s just yours, you can continue to dream about all the things it will become. But, this is a dream that I want to share and fingers crossed, I’ll get lucky.
So, I’ve jumped in with both feet and you know what? The water’s just fine. It’s a start, no matter what happens.
I was so saddened to read last night that the beautiful, voracious, mermaid come to life, Esther Williams had passed away.
She was such a stunning beauty! I can remember watching her movies growing up, I loved “The Duchess of Idaho”! It came on one morning on TCM when I was sick and home from school. That was one of the best parts of being sick, I got to watch TCM and AMC. It was heaven, all those old movies!
I would pretend to be her when I was little. I would dive into the pool and do my best Esther Williams impersonation. Swimming in circles, doing acrobatics underwater and twisting and turning and splashing about. I was just fascinated by her. Her swimsuits, her hair, the wonderful glow of technicolor that surrounded her.
She had a beautiful body and a stunning pair of legs! My Nana always tells this story that her sister, Katherine, another “looker” with a great pair of hams, was asked to be in Esther’s swim troop, but she declined as she was madly in love and getting married. Who knows if that is entirely true or not, I just love that story regardless! I believe there is a grain of truth in there somewhere, no matter how tiny the grain!