Thursday, June 6, 2013
Esther Williams, R.I.P.
In her musicals, shot sub-aquatic,
It's not news that the plot's idiotic
But when Esther submerges
I'll confess to deep urges
Eyeing views that are spot-on erotic.
Rest in Peace, Esther Williams, August 8, 1921 -- June 6, 2013
From the The New York Times: Ms. Williams spoke of movie stardom as her “consolation prize,” won instead of the Olympic gold medal for which she had yearned. At the national championships in 1939, Ms. Williams, who was 17, won three gold medals and earned a place on the 1940 United States Olympic team. But Hitler invaded Poland, and the 1940 Olympics were canceled with the onset of World War II.