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The Million Dollar Mermaid: An Autobiography (Harvest Book)

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ISBN13: 9780156011358
ISBN10: 0156011352
Condition: Standard
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During Hollywood's heyday, big studios battled over the next box-office attraction. While Gene Kelly danced and Judy Garland sang, Esther Williams swam into the heart of America with her dazzling smile, stunning aquabatics, and whole-some appeal. Hand-picked for stardom by movie mogul Louis B. Mayer, Esther shed her wide-eyed innocence at what she affectionately calls University MGM, a unique educational institution where sex appeal and glamour were taught, a school where idols were born. Once a national swimming champion and struggling salesgirl, overnight she became one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood. And though fame came quickly, Esther's personal life was often less than joyous. Through troubled marriages, cross-dressing lovers, financial bankruptcy, she shares the ups and downs of her extraordinary career in The Million Dollar Mermaid, a wildly entertaining behind-the-scenes account of one of Tinseltown's classic dream factories.

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Now in paperback comes the witty, bestselling memoir of the aspiring athlete-turned-bathing beauty who answered the siren call of the premier studio of Hollywood's Golden Age. "Forthright and affably ribald".--"Entertainment Weekly". 32-page photo insert.

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Effie, September 8, 2009 (view all comments by Effie)
The book is an interesting account of the water siren's life from the "backstage" perspective. She gets taken advantage of by men--it's those times--but she always bounces back, learning some, but not all the right lessons along the way. It's amazing how at the time when she was young & at her prime, she could be in a show & her partners constantly harrassed her & got away with it, while her managers pocketed more than two thirds of her salary--& got away with it--which she only found out about when one of her rejected partners in a pique told her the sordid details.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780156011358
With:
Diehl, Digby
Author:
Diehl, Digby
Author:
Williams, Esther
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
San Diego
Subject:
Women
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Actors & Actresses
Subject:
Motion picture actors and actresses
Subject:
Sports - General
Subject:
Williams, Esther
Subject:
Rich & Famous
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Harvest ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Harvest Book
Series Volume:
no. PR03
Publication Date:
20000931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
32-page bandw photo insert
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.13 x 6 in 1.24 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Now in paperback comes the witty, bestselling memoir of the aspiring athlete-turned-bathing beauty who answered the siren call of the premier studio of Hollywood's Golden Age. "Forthright and affably ribald".--"Entertainment Weekly". 32-page photo insert.

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