Showtime! A small selection and examples of the shows of the time

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Showtime above.  “Book your seats to watch as Hollywood come to Wembley.  Prepare yourselves to be amazed and stunned at this dazzling water show.”
Possibly one of the last times The Empire Pool Wembley was used as a swimming pool

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Visit here some mentions of typical aqua shows of the past.
At the end of this post watch a wonderful video.
This features the famous water ballet star , former olympic swimmer and becoming the aqua film star…Esther Williams. 

Visit the showtime of the past and think of the days that walls bulged in Swimming Baths.  The Lidos came into their own.  People flocked from everywhere.

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Aqua Shows were very popular and were a frequent feature in the heydays of the 30s/ 40s /50s.  These were the days just prior and following the black days of World War II.

These “Jewels in the Sun” contributed to the  much needed colourful spectacles that brought sunshine into lives following the grim days of battle.

Visit Earls Court for Showtime!

Book tickets for a wonderful beautiful and spectacular Aqua Show starring Belita and Johnny Weissmuller.

The Show that has everything!  including the “Aquabats Aquacade” with “Spectacular Fire Dives” and the “Dannillys Trampoline Act.

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Johnny and Belita training at Marshall Street Baths for Earls Court +

It was the talk of the town,  brightening  the country,    lingering in the shadows of dark days of war.  Visit Earls Court and see the 60m x 30m giant swimming pool which was built in 1935.   Used these days for the prestigious Annual Boat Show.

 Visit other Showtime spectaculars

“During Festival of Britain,  why not book the “Derby Aquabelles” for your Gala?  a rhythmical Ladies Figure Swimming team.”

Hire Bob Bradbourne,  the Canadian Lumber Jack,  and World’s Champion Log Roller – the sensation of the century
Has great comedy success at swimming galas and aqua shows.
Performances given on rivers,  boating lakes,  open air and covered baths.

Visit Our Diving Champions
Enjoy the thrills of the Smith and Marco Diving Show with Betty Slade European Diving Champion 1938,  Helen Barton,  Tarzan and  “The Four Gayners”  the Stars of The Midlands
An Exhibition including Betty  Slade and Edna Child.
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The Water Belles with the late Esther Wiliams. They represented the heyday of the Lidos, wherever in the world.

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