Death of a famous size queen.

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    Jun 07, 2013 5:33 PM GMT
    Jockbod48 had a thread yesterday about the death of stunning movie star Esther Williams (http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/3239748) but it didn't get a lot of exposure (it's not as if she died young) so I'm creating a new one since she's not only a real jock (who once trained for the Olympics) but an honorary gay man (given her admission that she was obsessed with big dick, engaged to a transvestite, reinvented herself as a swimsuit designer, and got synchronized swimming sanctioned as an Olympic event).

    Years ago I read her autobiography where she revealed herself to be a major size queen, rhapsodizing over the endowments of every guy she dated, became engaged to (macho cross-dresser movie star Jeff Chandler who had a secret closet packed with better women's couture than she), married (Fernando Lamas, who'd drive without pants to Hollywood parties and events so his tight perfectly creased trousers which he had her iron wouldn't wrinkle before his entrances) or was even molested by (Johnny Weissmuller with whom she toured in swim calvacades between his "Tarzan" flicks, who packed "beautiful equipment" under that loincloth).

    Explaining the great skill required to "swim pretty" for the cameras by keeping one's face, head and even shoulders above the water, another takeaway from her book was my incredible respect for her as an athlete. Expected to perform Olympic-caliber feats in one take, I remember most her story of almost drowning with a concussion after realizing a split second before executing a perfect high dive that the heavy gold-painted metal crown she was wearing might kill her upon impact. Incredibly, she was left alone upon hitting the water and nearly died because as soon as the director yelled "Cut!" everyone deserted the set for lunch except for one studio employee who lagged behind and dragged her out of the pool. You can see the sequence of that dive that almost killed her from 3:40-4:10 sec on this clip of one of her most famous bits, a typical technicolor musical extravaganza featuring aquatic Busby Berkeley numbers and dives through and off fire, smoke, fountains, towering water plumes, gymnastics rings, swings and the high trapeze:



    On a funnier note, in this clip Carol Burnett spoofs Esther Williams: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FpY4aC5l0c
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    Jun 07, 2013 5:43 PM GMT
    May her soul rest in peace.