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Esther Williams: The Swimming Queen of the Silver Screen Avalon
September 6, 2019 - March 8, 2020
Catalina Island Museum will be debuting the exhibition of Esther Williams: The Swimming Queen of the Silver Screen. Williams, known as “America’s Mermaid,” was an actress whose fame was launched by her swimming career leading to the starring role in many “aqua musicals.” A champion athlete and Hollywood starlet, Williams filmed on Catalina Island. She turned to performing when she could not compete in the Olympics due to WWII. The collection includes more than 70 items, such as donations and possessions from family members. Many of the things in the collection will be on display for the first time to the public, from costumes, photos, film sequences and more. Guest will also walk away from the exhibit having learned more about Williams’ films and life. Catalina Island Museum is located at 217 Metropole Ave. Cost: $17 for adults; $15 for active/military veterans, seniors; $5 for children. Visit the website at catalinamuseum.org to learn more about this exhibit.i