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Esther Williams

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Bawden, Liz-Ann, editor. The Oxford Companion to Film. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976.

Contemporary Authors, Detroit: Gale, 2000.

Halliwell, Leslie. Halliwell's Filmgoer's Companion, Ninth Edition. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1988.

Williams, Esther, and Digby Diehl. Million Dollar Mermaid. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1999.


Agins, Teri. "Can Esther Williams Coax Older Women Back into the Pool?" Wall Street Journal (April 19, 1989): A1.

"Army Archerd." Daily Variety (April 18, 2002): 2.

Conn, Earl. "Different Strokes." Saturday Evening Post (November, 2000): 72.

Feitelberg, Rosemary. "Esther's Bold Strokes." WWD (February 6, 1997): 8-9.

Gottlieb, Robert. "Liquid Asset: A Memoir by Esther Williams, whose All-American Good Looks and Talent in the Water Turned Her Into a Hollywood Star." New York Times Book Review. (October 3, 1999): 11.

Haber, Holly. "Star Quality: Esther Williams Put Splashy Swimwear in the Spotlight." WWD (July 27, 1993): D7.

Holston, Kim R. Review of Million Dollar Mermaid. Library Journal (September 1, 1999): 196.

Lacher, Irene. "Esther Williams Swims Again at Film Festival." Los Angeles Times (January 14, 1995): F1.

Medina, Marcy. "Swim Goddess: For More Than Half a Century, Esther Williams Has Been a Glamorous and Influential Figure on the Swimwear Circuit." WWD (July 11, 2002): 36S.

Mehren, Elizabeth. "This Isn't Like Being in the Movies: Synchronized Swim Definitely a Sport, Says Esther Williams." Los Angeles Times (August 13, 1984): 4.

Michaelson, Judith. "Esther Williams Back at Poolside." Los Angeles Times (June 13, 1984): 1.

Murray, Jim. "Mermaid Who Started a New Olympic Sport." Los Angeles Times (August 2, 1984): 1.

Perry, Pat. "Esther Williams: Still in the Swim." Saturday Evening Post (January-February, 1998): 36-39.

Purdum, Todd. "Swimming Upstream." New York Times (September 2, 1999): D7.

Review of Million Dollar Mermaid. Entertainment Weekly (September 24, 1999): 141.

Review of Million Dollar Mermaid. People (September 20, 1999): 57.

Review of Million Dollar Mermaid. Publishers Weekly (August 23, 1999): 34.

Sachs, Andrea. "Eddie & Esther: Two Much Married Former Stars Cast a Look Backward." Time (September 27, 1999): 107.

Shapiro, Laura. "Telling Tales Out of Pool: Esther Williams Makes a Splash with a Fab Memoir." Newsweek (September 13, 1999): 69.

Thompson, David. "The Original Splash" (interview with Williams). Interview (February, 1998): 40-41.

Tribby, Mike. Review of Million Dollar Mermaid. Booklist (August, 1999): 1983.

Wedlan, Candace A. "Water Power." Los Angeles Times (July 9, 1997): E2.


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