Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Tonight a lady of vaudeville and water....

Ah, here I am again :). Tonight I think I'll share with you something about an Australian lady who lived an interesting life in the early 1900's. Annette Kellerman was her name. She became an international star.

Annette was a professional swimmer,vaudeville and film star, writer, and advocate for the change of women's swimwear. Interesting combination!

More info about her here

Annette was a lady who lived her own way and lived life with a lot of energy. I guess that's why I'm drawn to her. I first heard about her from a tv documentary which had old footage of her dancing and acting under water in a huge on stage tank. I haven't been able to find that online but I did find some silent movies.

The two piece bathing suit

These are rare old films...

In 1952 the American Esther Williams played Annette in the movie Million Dollar Mermaid.

Now that's what I call a lady!

1 comment:

  1. It is interesting to see where she is carried off into the paddy wagon because of the two piece bathing suit. In some ways there have been many positive changes, but there is still more that needs to be done for women.

    Thank you for posting and sharing this with us.

    Warmest regards