Today on WTOP: Esther Williams (1952)

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This is a gem that I found in the January 5th, 1952 Washington Post. Esther Williams was a big deal in the 1950s as kind of  a Jennifer Aniston. She was a former synchronized swimmer and star of the silver screen, working with contemporaries like Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, Peter Lawford and Lucille Ball. Esther was an A-list celebrity, so having her on our local radio station, WTOP, was big.

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With Van Johnson, they recreated — in audio — their musical romantic comedy, Duchess of Idaho.

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Today on WTOP - January 5th, 1952
Today on WTOP – January 5th, 1952

The movie trailer is amusing. It’s so different than the ones we see today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuRi_u4giic

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Here’s a another photo of this 50s pin-up girl.

Esther Williams - 1945 pin-up photo
Esther Williams – 1945 pin-up photo

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