Underwater Escape with Esther Williams

Do you love classic movies? I’m on a campaign to remind people of some older movies and movie stars that seem to be forgotten by the masses today. Understandable with the huge output of Hollywood, but if you’d like to take a monthly trip down memory lane with me, check out this month’s tribute to Esther Williams and the escapism of underwater musicals.

Each month I’ll be masquerading as “the classic connoisseur” at Reel Life With Jane. Come on over to Reel Life With Jane and dip into some Hollywood history. Or as Esther would say, “Everybody into the pool!”

A freelance writer who loves to travel. When she is not traveling she is reading about travel. When she is not reading or traveling, she is sharing with the readers of A Traveler’s Library, recreating her family’s past at Ancestors In Aprons. She writes frequently for Reel Life With Jane and other websites. Also co-author of a biography, Quincy Tahoma, The Life and Legacy of a Navajo Artist. Contact Vera Marie by e-mail.

Vera Marie Badertscher – who has written posts on A Traveler's Library.


About Vera Marie Badertscher

A freelance writer who loves to travel. When she is not traveling she is reading about travel. When she is not reading or traveling, she is sharing with the readers of A Traveler's Library, recreating her family's past at Ancestors In Aprons. She writes frequently for Reel Life With Jane and other websites. Also co-author of a biography, Quincy Tahoma, The Life and Legacy of a Navajo Artist. Contact Vera Marie by e-mail.

7 thoughts on “Underwater Escape with Esther Williams

  1. I remember Ester Williams movies, though even as a young lad I thought them odd. Why did every movies revolve around her swimming? Why was she never a farm wife in Nebraska? Why was she never carried off the Skull Island by a giant ape? Why in the world did I, with my young boy’s wholesome preference for war movies and gunslinging cowboys, ever go to her movies in the first place?

    But I am always happy when I hear that some glittering star of my youth is still happy and well and living a good life.

    1. Davis: I love your comments. Keep ‘em coming. The way you thought about Esther Williams, was probably the flip side of how I was thinking of the cowboy movies–how come so many people have to get shot, and why does the cowboy keep hugging his horse instead of ME?

  2. I loved your post over at Reel Life with Jane! What a great introduction to these underwater movies- which I had not been aware of before. I will look forward to your future features- I do love the classic movies and can’t wait to find out about more of them.

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