Tag: Billy Butlin’s English Channel International Races

Esther Williams, Dangerous When Wet

How big was open water swimming in the 1940s and 1950s in America and Great Britain? Huge. Not only were the Billy Butlin's English Channel International Races the rage during the 1950s, but also world-class swimmer Esther Williams starred in a series of films in the 1940s and early 1950s known as aquamusicals which featured elaborate performances of

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