FILMS AT THE LIBRARY
Saturday 13 December, 11:00 am
ESTHER WILLIAMS: BATHING BEAUTY
In the decade following World War II, the young swimmer (and Olympics hopeful) Esther Williams was featured in a series of films at MGM. These films incorporated spectacular water ballets choreographed by some of Hollywood’s best, filmed in a custom water tank built specially for her films. Graceful, poised, and funny, Williams became an icon of post-war America.
Dangerous When Wet (1953)
Directed by Charles Walters, 95 minutes.
Cartoon legends Tom and Jerry join Esther in Dangerous When Wet, a light-hearted extravaganza about a girl from Arkansas who swims the English Channel–and meets a dashing Frenchman (Fernando Lamas.) Charlotte Greenwood and William Demarest head the family of fitness buffs that help her along the way. Free admission.
Location: Miami Beach Regional Library, 227 22nd St, Miami Beach
Information: 305-535-4219 or www.mdpl.org