Sunday, October 24, 2010

oh, esther.

I'm currently enamored with Esther Williams.

I've got all of her movies in my Netflix queue and each weekend I get a new opportunity to sigh over her beautiful hair, costumes, and perfectly 1940s makeup.

So far I've seen Thrill of a Romance,

Easy to Love,

and Bathing Beauty.

Million Dollar Mermaid is next.

She spends most of her movies in (darling) bathing suits...and I'm not likely to be cavorting around in one any time soon. Still, there's something about her very easy to watch movies that lends a little magic to my quiet weekend afternoons.

The costumes she wears (briefly) during the movies are wonderful examples of 1940s fashions and I never walk away uninspired.

Hope you're all having a great weekend! I'm still plugging away at the anthro blouse. I'm frustrated, so it is taking me longer than normal. I might be setting it aside to work on a non-stressful project for a few days but don't despair, I will prevail!


  1. Oh, I've been making my way through "Million Dollar Mermaid" a few minutes at a time for a couple of weeks now.

    She is really beautiful, and I find the whole "let's all watch the pretty lady swim!" thing really funny. I'm more of a Fred & Ginger girl, myself.

  2. What great inspiration! I got caught up in an old flick yesterday, and just couldn't take my eyes off the screen... especially the hats! Meanwhile, I have far too many papers to grade to find time to sew :(

  3. You've taken me back 30 years. I worked for an airline in London with a older not quite out of the closet gay man who was totally besotted with Esther Williams.

  4. I am with you, I LOVE Esther Williams. I have only seen a couple of her movies, but I had the same reaction you describe. And I just signed up for Netflix, so your post has made me very happy!

  5. I remember watching Million Dollar Mermaid when I was little! Love her too!

  6. Ooo, Million Dollar Mermaid.

  7. You are going to love Million Dollar Mermaid! And I have several of the Esther Williams movies in my Netflix queue too. Lana Turner movies are also great fashion inspiration movies!

  8. I love Esther Williams movies. We've been recently obsessed with watching the Nick & Nora Thin Man flicks at our house!

  9. I love Esther Williams too! I DVR every movie with her. Gotta love TCM!


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