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The Original Mermaid (2002)

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Story of Annette Kellerman, the international swimming vaudeville and silent screen star whose life story inspired the MGM classic Million Dollar Mermaid starring Esther Williams, which ... See full summary »

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Story of Annette Kellerman, the international swimming vaudeville and silent screen star whose life story inspired the MGM classic Million Dollar Mermaid starring Esther Williams, which featured lavish Busby Berkeley scenes. Written by Anonymous

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The Original Mermaid
31 August 2005 | by (Tilton, Illinois) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderful documentary about Ms. Kellerman that gives many little known facts about her and shows some rare clips & footage not otherwise available.

I had to obtain a copy of it from the production company out of Australia in order to see it, but it was well worth the wait.

There is very little information that exists about Ms. Kellerman in the modern era but during her lifetime she was a swimmer, stage performer, author, fitness personality, and shrewd businesswomen, which was really not common for most women at that time.

Most women were homemakers and tended the children at that time and did not earn the right to vote until 1920. By 1920, she had been on the stage; swam great distances; acted in the motion pictures; wrote several books and started her own fitness clubs.

Anyone that would like to find out more information about this interesting woman should check this out!


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