How to become a 1950s mermaid

This is something which I’m sure we’ll all find useful in everyday life!  This amazing 1950s video shows a young woman learning to be a mermaid at Weeki Wachee. Her lessons include breath control, synchronized swimming, diet, modeling, announcing, and how to eat and drink underwater.

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