Saturday, July 31, 2010

. Still Film: Bathing Beauty (1944)

Bathing Beauty (1944) is all swimming and music and swimming and music, in spetacular color and naivete, in that  joyous early 40s way.  Its a visual candy.  Every scene, every still is perfectly designed it was hard to choose stills to post, as the movie is chalk full of gorgeous still images.  Ethel Waters, the actress/professional athlete who popularized the sport of synchronized swimming, stars in this syrup-y sweet musical about the zany shannanagans of a college gal's beau. Its definitely a summer weather movie with lot's of Latin inspired musical numbers and shimmery blue pools of water.


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