Cleo Moore was born October 31, 1928 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Her parents were deeply involved in Democratic politics. Politics, in Louisiana, was an all consuming passion with a lot of families in the 20’s and 30’s.
WW2 Pin Up Girls
WW2 Pin Up Girls are defined as: “Noun 1. A picture of a very attractive or famous person, pinned up on a wall, as in a barracks, usually by admirers who have not met the subject. 2. A very attractive girl, especially one considered attractive enough to be the subject of such a picture.”
Candy Jones, originally known as Jessica Arline Wilcox, was born on December 31, 1925 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. She was raised and educated in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Diana Mumby was born on July 1, 1922 in Detroit, Michigan. Diana’s first film was “A Night at Earl Carroll’s” (1940). Diana next appeared uncredited in “Up in Arms” (1944) with Danny Kaye, and was one of many “Goldwyn Girls”.
Diana Lewis was born on September 18, 1919 in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Lewis began her film career in “All the King’s Horses”
Lee and Lyn Wilde, sometimes billed as The Wilde Twins were twin sisters, who appeared in films of the early to mid 1940s.
Ginger Rogers was born Virginia Katherine McMath in Independence, Missouri on July 16, 1911. Her mother, known as Lelee, went to Independence to have Ginger away from her husband.
Bettie Page’s life was filled with cult myth, mystery, and sadness. Her image captured the imagination of a generation with her free spirit and unabashed sensuality, during an era of 1950s sexual repression.
Evelyn Ankers, a beautiful movie actress who was a staple of Universal’s horror films in the 1940s, was born in Valparaiso, Chile to English parents on August 17th, 1918. Her parents repatriated the family back to England in the 1920s, and it was in Old Blighty that Ankers developed a desire to become an actress.
Margarita Carmen Cansino (Rita Hayworth) was born in New York on October 17, 1918 into a family of dancers.Her father, Eduardo was a dancer as was his father before him. He immigrated from Spain in 1913. Rita’s mother met Eduardo in 1916 and were married the following year. Rita, herself, was trained as a dancer in order to follow in her family’s footsteps.
Lizabeth Scott was born Emma Matzo on September 29, 1922 in the Pine Brook section of Scranton, Pennsylvania, the daughter of John and Mary Matzo, Roman Catholic immigrants from Slovakia. She attended Central High School and Marywood College.