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Title
Esther Williams interview, 1999
Creator
Williams, Esther, 1923-
Contributor
Martinson, Connie
Date Created and/or Issued
1999
Publication Information
The Drucker Institute
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Connie Martinson Talks Books
Rights Information
All rights are retained by The Drucker Institute. For permission to use this item, contact The Drucker Institute, http://www.thedruckerinstitute.com
Description
Esther Williams discusses her autobiography, “Million Dollar Mermaid.” She begins by talking about how she wanted to be the star of the family after the death of her older brother. She began competitive swimming in Los Angeles, and planned on competing in 3 events in the 1940 Olympics until it was cancelled due to World War II. She describes how she got into the movie business and what it was like to work at MGM studios. She talks about working on movie sets while pregnant, and how she almost got killed during one filming. Williams ends the interview by discussing her first 3 failed marriages, and how relationship dynamics change when one partner is a movie star.
Type
moving image
Format
video/f4v
00:29:15
Identifier
http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/cmt/id/696
Language
English
Subject
Williams, Esther, 1923-
Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography
Swimming - Anecdotes
Source
U-matic tape: Date and times on case spine: 01/01; 11:30am; 4:30pm; 7:30pm. Date on case front cover: 12-13-99. Date on tape: 12-13-99.
Relation
Connie Martinson Talks Books - http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/col/cmt

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