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Barbara Jo Allen, actress also known as “Vera Vague” during the 1940s and 50s

Barbara Jo Allen (September 2, 1906 – September 14, 1974) was an actress, comedienne, and writer who induced laughs nationwide during the 1940s and 50s after originating and literally becoming synonymous with the talky, shrill-voiced, man-hungry spinster “Vera Vague”.  Allen … Continue reading

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Jinx Falkenberg popular actress and supermodel during the 1930s and ’40s

Jinx Falkenburg (January 21, 1919 – August 27, 2003) was an actress, expert swimmer and tennis star, and one of the highest-paid and most popular cover-girl models in the United States during the 1930s and 1940s, considered as one of … Continue reading

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For The Boys: Fred Astaire dances for G.I.’s in Paris (1944)

For The Boys Fred Astaire dances for U.S. soldiers in the palace garden at Versailles, France during WWII. September, 1944

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Madeleine Carroll: Popular English Actress During the 1930s and ’40s

Madeleine Carroll (February 26, 1906 – October 2, 1987) was popular English actress during the 1930s and 1940s. At the peak of her success she was the highest paid actress in the world, earning a then staggering $250,000 in 1938. … Continue reading

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For The Boys: Lana Turner (1944)

Lana Turner having lunch on the MGM lot with three lucky servicemen (1944)

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