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The Million Dollar Mermaid (Thorndike Biography) - Esther Williams, Digby Diehl
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[SR: 6053960], Hardcover, [EAN: 9780786223602], Large Print, Thorndike Press, Thorndike Press, Book, [PU: Thorndike Press], Thorndike Press, Her big movies are hard to find these days, and her name doesn't evoke the fan recognition awarded fellow MGM graduates Lana Turner and Ava Gardner, yet for more than a decade during Hollywood's age d'or Esther Williams was one of the studio's most bankable leading ladies. An American beauty and swimming champ, she was hired at MGM in 1941 at age 18, and from then on starred in two or three thinly plotted "swimming musicals" a year--films with titles likeNeptune's Daughter, Million Dollar Mermaid, Easy to Love, and Take Me Out to the Ball Game. Her inevitable role was the pin-up you could pin up at home, and it seems to have reflected her offstage personality too. Her long (400 pages) memoir is not always a miracle of narrative, but it includes a wealth of juicy gossip: Louis B.Mayer's rolling-on-the-floor tantrums; Gene Kelly's verbal cruelty on the set of Take Me Out to the Ball Game; her three failed marriages, including a long, draining one to Fernando Lamas; Lana Turner's name for Mayer ("Daddy"); Johnny Weismuller's backstage pursuit of her (naked); her own heat for Victor Mature ("unleashed"); and the LSD she tried in 1959 on Cary Grant's recommendation.Like so many other as-told-to books, the memories often feel self-serving, and there are plywood sentences even Lana Turner would choke on delivering. Disappointingly, Williams rarely shares what went on behind her lowered eyes and those buoyant cheekbones. --Lyall Bush, 270437, Actors & Actresses, 268003, Film, Television & Music, 67, Biography, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 758864, Theatre & Performance Art, 512326, Ballet, 758902, Magicians, 512324, Opera, 267970, Theatre, 67, Biography, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 268083, Women, 67, Biography, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 270436, Biographies, 270437, Actors & Actresses, 270438, Directors, 270433, Film, 73, Music, Stage & Screen, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 280209, Women, 280199, Biographies, 52, Young Adult, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 5346492031, Performing Arts, 280199, Biographies, 52, Young Adult, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books

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Her big movies are hard to find these days, and her name doesn't evoke the fan recognition awarded fellow MGM grads Lana Turner and Ava Gardner, yet for more than a decade during Hollywood's age d'or Esther Williams was one of the studio's most bankable leading ladies. An American beauty and swimming champ, she was hired at MGM in 1941 at age 18, and from then on starred in two or three thinly plotted "swimming musicals" a year--movies with titles like Neptune's Daughter, Million Dollar Mermaid, Easy to Love, and Take Me Out to the Ball Game. Her inevitable role was the pinup you could pin up at home, and it seems to have reflected her offstage personality too. Her long (400 pages) memoir is not always a miracle of narrative, but it includes a wealth of juicy gossip: Louis B. Mayer's rolling-on-the-floor tantrums; Gene Kelly's verbal cruelty on the set of Take Me Out to the Ball Game; her three failed marriages, including a long, draining one to Fernando Lamas; Lana Turner's name for Mayer ("Daddy"); Johnny Weismuller's backstage pursuit of her (naked); her own heat for Victor Mature ("unleashed"); and the LSD she tried in 1959 on Cary Grant's recommendation. Like so many other as-told-to books, the memories often feel self-serving, and there are plywood sentences even Lana Turner would choke on delivering. Disappointingly, Williams rarely shares what went on behind her lowered eyes and those buoyant cheekbones. --Lyall Bush arts and literature,biographical,biographies,biographies,biographies and history,biography and history,education and reference,entertainers,humor and entertainment,leaders and notable people Entertainers, Thorndike Press

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For the hundreds of thousands of who have seen and loved Esther Williams' movies, comes a wonderfully witty, fresh, and frank autobiography, all about an eighteen-year-old championship swimmer who reluctantly answers the siren call of MGM. Launched on a career that will last more than twenty years, she will help to create a genre of film that seems unimaginable today, and become during those years one of the world's top box office stars. With a sharp mind and a rapier wit, Esther Williams brings to life those times and those bigger-than-life people in the book legions of film fans have been waiting for. The Million Dollar Mermaid Williams, Esther / Diehl, Digby, Thorndike Press

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780786223602
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