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Author Williams, Esther, 1921-2013.

Title The million dollar mermaid / Esther Williams with Digby Diehl.

Published New York : Simon & Schuster, [1999]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  791.43028092 WILL    AVAILABLE
Physical description 416 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Notes Includes index.
Summary "Now comes Esther Williams's autobiography, all about an eighteen-year-old girl who reluctantly answers the siren call of MGM - at the time, the most powerful and prestigious movie studio in the world - and who soon finds herself launched on a career that will last more than twenty years, during which time she will help to create a genre of film that seems almost unimaginable today, yet which still holds all its original freshness and fascination, and who becomes during those years one of the world's top box office stars."--BOOK JACKET.
"Williams calls MGM her "university," and the education she got there was one in how to project glamour and femininity, how to make yourself desirable while always, always playing the lady. No one who went through that university has ever written before with such absolute candor about what it was really like - the affairs, the gossip, the tricks of the trade, the competition, the deals, the fights, and the methods the studios had for keeping their stars in line."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Diehl, Digby.
Subject Williams, Esther, 1921-2013.
Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography.
ISBN 0684852845