Those who follow the blog know I’m fond of old movies, and probably know more music from the golden film era than is good for me. (Fred Astaire anyone? Or how about Carmen Miranda?)
Esther Williams, who died last week, wasn’t known for her dancing or singing (as she notes in video clip below). She was an athlete, and her artistry in the water was truly amazing.
Here she is on dry land, on What's My Line.
And clicking on the link below will take you to what I felt was the best of the tributes at YouTube, but which refused to imbed in this post.
Esther Williams Tribute. R.I.P.
Illustration: Pin-up photo of Esther Williams for the Oct. 12, 1945 issue of Yank, the Army Weekly, a weekly U.S. Army magazine fully staffed by enlisted men.
Date 12 October 1945.