Archive for the ‘WW2 Pin Up Girls’ Category

Jan 19

Deanna Durbin Yank Pin Up Girl – January 19, 1945

Deanna Durbin was born Edna Mae Durbin on December 4, 1921, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Her British-born parents moved to California while she was still young, and her singing voice soon had talent scouts knocking at her door.→ Read more

Jan 05

Janis Carter – YANK Magazine Pin Up 5 January 1945

Janis Carter January 5, 1945 Yank Pin UP was an established singer, star of stage and screen and later television star. She was born on October 10, 1913 in Cleveland, Ohio.→ Read more

Dec 29

Colleen Townsend Yank Pin Up Girl – December 29, 1944

Colleen Townsend Yank Pin Up Girl was born on December 21, 1928 in the Los Angeles area and started her career at Twentieth Century Fox in 1947 at the age of 18.→ Read more

Nov 09

Vivian Austin WWII Yank Pin Up – November 9, 1945

Vivian Austin was born Vivian Coe on February 23, 1920 in Hollywood, California. A former Miss Hollywood and a dancer, this Universal contract starlet of the 1940s entered films as a Goldwyn Girl in "The Goldwyn Follies" (1938).→ Read more

Oct 23

Frances Vorne Yank Pin-Up Girl of the Year 1945

Frances Vorne, a 19-year-old New York girl who calls herself "The Shape", wound up 1944 with perhaps the best claim to an honor publicity agents fight desperately over: the crown as Pin-Up Girl of the Year.→ Read more

Oct 22

Gloria DeHaven Yank Pin Up

Gloria Mildred DeHaven was born on July 23, 1925 in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of actor-director Carter DeHaven and actress Flora Parker DeHaven.→ Read more

Oct 20

Elyse Knox Yank Pin Up Girl October 20th 1944

Born Elsie Lillian Kornbrath on December 14, 1917 in Hartford, Connecticut. She studied at the Traphagen School of Fashion in Manhattan then embarked on a career in fashion design.→ Read more

Oct 18

Esther Williams – YANK Pin-up Girl Oct. 1945

Born in Los Angeles, California, on August 8, 1921. Sometimes called “America’s Mermaid,” Esther Williams helped popularize synchronized swimming through a string of hugely popular films in the 1940s and 1950s.→ Read more

Oct 12

Francis Rafferty: Yank Pin Up October 12, 1945

Francis was born in Sioux City, Iowa, on June 16, 1922. As the Depression took its hold on America, her family moved to Los Angeles when she was 9 in search of work.→ Read more

Oct 04

Dusty Anderson – Yank Magazine Pin Up October 1944

Ruth Edwin Anderson was born on December 17, 1918 in Toledo, Ohio. She began her career as a model, working for Fashion Czar/Modeling agent Harry S. Conover→ Read more