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Rita Hayworth pinup from the famous Bob Landry photo-shoot for LIFE Magazine (1941). The image of Rita in the satin and lace nightgown made her one of the top two pin-up girls of World War II (the other being Betty Grable). Over five million copies were sent to soldiers, sailors and marines fighting in the war.


Carmen Miranda, how lovely she was even without fruit on her head


Lucille Ball (1911–1989) One of the most popular & influential stars in America. During her lifetime, she had one of Hollywood's longest careers, especially on television. Ball's film career spanned the 1930s & 1940s, and she became a television star during the 1950s. She continued making films in the 1960s & 1970s.


Jeanne Elizabeth Crain (1925-2003) was an American actress whose career spanned three decades from 1943 to 1975. She received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in the 1949 film Pinky in which she played the leading role. The role of Pinky had Jeanne playing a young woman "passing as white" from the South.