aquacade


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aq·ua·cade

 (ăk′wə-kād′, ä′kwə-)
n.
An entertainment spectacle of swimmers and divers, often performing in unison to the accompaniment of music.

aq•ua•cade

(ˈæk wəˌkeɪd, ˈɑ kwə-)

n.
an exhibition of skilled swimming and diving to music.
[1935–40; aqua(tic) + -cade]
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So sporty and presentable was Kumin that at age 18, she was offered a job as a swimmer in a touring production of Billy Rose's Aquacade.
Out of a casting call of more than 100 hopefuls, Rose tapped her to star opposite Johnny Weissmuller in his San Francisco Aquacade Review.
She swam in Billy Rose's Aquacade in the 1940 World's Fair in San Francisco and worked as a cook at Territorial School from 1963 to 1980.
We spent a few days visiting the fair, where we jumped and jived to the music of Artie Shaw and Benny Goodman and visited the Cavalcade of History and the Aquacade with Esther Williams.
The size of the distributor doesn't matter when it comes to the deals they offer," says Skip Vevante, vice president of Aquacade Swimming Pool Inc.
The semi-circular Aquacade amphitheater seated 10,000 people, who watched a precision water ballet, fancy high-diving, clowns, fireworks, and a light show projected on a wall of water.
INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY 173 (1989) (describing how "in accordance with standard security practice," the National Reconnaissance Office changed the code name of the RHYOLITE satellite to AQUACADE when it was learned that two contractors working on the satellite sold details of the program to the KGB).
But the lure of showbiz was irresistible--there was an open audition in San Francisco for "Billy Rose's Aquacade," an extravaganza starring Olympic athlete Johnny Weismuller (the current Tarzan) and swimming star Esther Williams.
With her shot at the gold medal cancelled along with the games, she accepted Rose's challenge and became an Aquacade headliner opposite Johnny Weissmuller of Tarzan-movie fame.
Esther Williams swam in its aquacade, and Pan American China Clippers (trans-Pacific "flying boats") arrived and departed from docks jutting into San Francisco Bay.
She swam in Billy Rose's Aquacade in the 1940 World's Fair in New York and worked as a cook at Territorial School from 1963 to 1980.
And finally New York City, the site of numerous Dali commissions and stunts--broken store windows, tabloid scandals, and Aquacade extravaganzas--timed to the World's Fair of 1939.