September 23rd, 2008. 7:00 p.m. The Miami Design Preservation League presents the film On an Island with You as part of the Art Deco Film Series on September 23rd, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.
In the decade following World War II, the young swimmer (and Olympics hopeful) Esther Williams was featured in a series of films at MGM. These films incorporated spectacular water ballets choreographed by some of Hollywood's best, filmed in a special water tank built specially for her films. Graceful, poised, and funny, Williams became an icon of post-war America.
On an Island with You (1948) was directed by Richard Thorpe. It features Esther Williams in a series of swimsuits and sarongs plays a film star on a tropical location shoot, staying in a fantastic MiMo-style hotel. Xavier Cugat and his band provide the musical accompaniment, while Ricardo Montalban, Peter Lawford, Cyd Charisse, and Jimmy Durante provide the laughs and loves.
Art Deco Film Series
Barclay Plaza Hotel
1940 Park Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139