Esther Williams' Hair Gel
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Esther William's Career


Jar of water-proof hair gel


Makes user/object water-proof for a few hours


Smell of chlorine


Smearing with gel

Collected by

Rebecca St. Claire and Jack Secord



Date of Collection

March 1st, 1954


Origin[edit | edit source]

Esther Williams was a famed water ballerina, synchronized swimmer, competitive swimmer, movie star, businesswoman and philanthropist. She set many swimming records when she was young, and was even set to swim in the 1940 Olympics until WW2 broke out. She would later join a famous traveling aquacade, and star in a few Hollywood movies. She was well known for looking beautiful and well-coifed despite several hours in the water.

Effects[edit | edit source]

When the gel is smeared on people or objects it will make them resistant to water. However, the gel doesn't allow the subject to breathe underwater, only to prevent him/her from getting wet. The more gel that is used, the longer the effect will last. The subject will experience the smell of chlorine several hours after the main effect has waned.

Collection[edit | edit source]

Collected by Jack and Rebecca after a thief was using the gel to smuggle stolen money out of LA through beach front properties. The criminal would smear the bank bags with the gel, protecting him as he would swim out about a mile from the shore where his partner was waiting with a boat.

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