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ESTHER WILLIAMS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/11/1992 - HFSID 192250

ESTHER WILLIAMS Esther Williams sends a typed letter suggesting a book to read. Typed Letter Signed: "Esther Williams", 1p, 8½x11. No place, 1992 June 11. To Mr. Barch.

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ESTHER WILLIAMS
Esther Williams sends a typed letter suggesting a book to read.
Typed Letter Signed: "Esther Williams", 1p, 8½x11. No place, 1992 June 11. To Mr. Barch. In full: "The question you ask in your letter resembles a question on the English achievement test that one takes at the end of high school. In short, I am not prepared to answer such an open-ended question. I do think, however, that a local librarian could help you to find some discussion on this topic. You might also read The Chosen, by Chaim Potok. This book delves into the importance of feeling compassion for others, and the mechanisms for learning how to understand the feelings of another person. Perhaps after reading The Chosen, your students will find it easier to "feel" for the characters they are portraying. Sincerely". Esther Williams (1921-2013) was a world-renowned swimming champion when she was spotted by an MGM talent scout in an aquacade. Hoping that their new discovery would surpass the popularity of 20th Century-Fox's skating queen Sonja Henie, MGM began grooming Williams for stardom completely refashioning her third film, the modest 1944 Red Skelton comedy Mister Bride, into the Technicolor super spectacular Bathing Beauty. For the next decade she starred in one musical comedy after another, warbling the Oscar-winning tune "Baby It's Cold Outside" in Neptune's Daughter (1949) and trading steps with Gene Kelly in Take Me Out to the Ballgame (1949). As her popularity soared--she was among the top ten box office stars in 1949 and 1950--MGM went out of its way to make her swimming sequences more complex and elaborate with each new picture. Light ¾x1-inch stain in right margin. Vertical and horizontal folds. Overall, fine condition.

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