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Poolside Peignoir

By , 1 April, 2010, 1 Comment

The lovely Esther Williams wearing a sheer, dreamy peignoir as a swimsuit cover-up at the pool — the outdoor pool. This sure beats terrycloth! So why not bring this beautiful vintage idea back?

Esther Williams, Poolside In A Peignoir

Esther Williams, Poolside In A Peignoir

“Esther Williams: Beauty Brains — and Busy” 1949

By , 9 April, 2009, No Comment

Beautiful scans of a vintage magazine feature on Esther Williams from the November 21, 1949 issue of Quick magazine, sent to me by Deanna (of Kitsch Slapped and Kitschy Kitschy Coo). Click them to see/read the full pages!

Esther Williams in Quick Magazine, 1949

Esther Williams in Quick Magazine, 1949

Vintage Magazine Article on Esther Williams

Vintage Magazine Article on Esther Williams

If you love Esther’s swimsuits, you can shop for authentic Esther William’s swimsuits at the official site. Esther also endorsed a line of swimming pools, and Deanna’s hubby has put the 1958 “consumer presentation” online for all to see. (Yes, Esther’s in it!)

You can find out more about Esther Williams in her autobiography, The Million Dollar Mermaid, the title of which comes from the 1952 film in which Esther Williams played the role of another real-life beautiful swimming champion turned film star, Annette Kellerman.