Actress and former national swimming champion Esther Williams is shown poolside at her home in Hollywood in this June 10, 1948 photo. "Big, elaborate pools just aren't necessary for home use," Williams maintained, referring to her "miniature pool" measuring about 20 by 30 feet.
Times Columnist Philip Potempa interviewing actress Esther Williams in the swimwear department of Marshall Field's department store in June 1996.
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