The Million Dollar Mermaid

Hablemos de cosas refrescantes.
Dicen que Esther Williams, para poder pagarse la entrada de 5c a la piscina, se puso a trabajar contando toallas con los socorristas. Fueron ellos, precisamente, quienes enseñaron a la muchachita ciertos saltos de trampolín entonces exclusivamente masculinos. Y antes de que se dieran cuenta, Esthercita se había convertido en una de las estrellas mejor pagadas de Hollywood.

Señores del jurado, ojo con las niñas que cuentan toallas. Pueden convertirse en auténticos dragones vestidos de sirena.

Let’s talk about refreshing things.
It is said that Esther Williams, in order to be able to pay the 5c entry fee to the swimming pool, began to work counting towels with the lifeguards. It was them, precisely, who taught the little girl specific trampoline jumps, which were by then exclusively performed by men. And before they knew it, little Esther had become one of the best paid stars in Hollywood.

Members of the jury, watch out for the girls who count towels. They can become real dragons dressed as mermaids.

Image: Esther Williams in Neptune’s Daughter, 1949.

 

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