Forget the moral obtuseness that allowed Adolf Hitler to host the 1936 Olympic Games, but barred defending gold medallist Eleanor Holm
from competing in them because the 22-year-old drank champagne on the ship transporting the United States team to Germany.
Dancing with swimmer Eleanor Holm
, who paid a price for late-night partying: "That was a gold medal for me
Then, on the trip, the leading American female backstroker, Eleanor Holm
Jarrett, was kicked off the team for drinking.
This was a pity because young Eleanor Holm
Jarrett, whohadmarried the band leader Art Jarrett, was rather partial toaglass or two to ease the course of life.
The aquacade is part of Cleveland's Great Lakes Expo and features swimmers-turned-actors Johnny Weissmuller and Eleanor Holm
The Swiss-style chalets, uncommon to Southern California, are now in disrepair, but in their prime 52 years ago, they housed such athletes as Eleanor Holm
, Babe Didrikson, Buster Crabbe and other Olympic contestants from around the world come in quest of Olympic gold.
With the possible exception of Eleanor Holm
[the 1936 Olympian who also is Rose's wife], she's the most beautiful swimming champion in the history of aquatics.