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Best Pin Up of WW II Fall 2011 Tournament

View Poll Results: Who is the Best Pin Up?
Donna Reed 72 84.71%
Odette Joyeux 13 15.29%
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Best Pin Up of WW II: Donna Reed vs Odette Joyeux (Round 1)

Donna Reed

(January 27, 1921 – January 14, 1986) Her post-war image, including her role in It’s a Wonderful Life, nearly got her disqualified. However, her portfolio is quite different from what I had thought of her. After signing with MGM in 1941, Reed made her film debut that same year in The Get-Away, opposite Robert Sterling. Billed in her first feature as Donna Adams, MGM decided against the name and changed it to Donna Reed. She starred in The Courtship of Andy Hardy and had a supporting role with Edward Arnold in Eyes in the Night (1942). In 1943, she appeared in The Human Comedy with Mickey Rooney, followed by roles in The Picture of Dorian Gray and They Were Expendable, both in 1945.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donna_Reed












Odette Joyeux

(5 December 1914 – 26 August 2000) Born in Paris, and she studied dance at the Paris Opera Ballet for a while before entering the stage. Joyeux started film career in 1931 Her first notable film was Marc Allegret's Entrée des artistes (1938). During the 1940s she established herself as one of France's most popular cinema actresses. However after 1950 her film appearances were rare.













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Donna, but there isn't a whole lot of sizzle here! Can't shake the vision of her being the All-American mom! Maybe she should have been played against June Cleaver!

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Donna Reed, my first true love as a young lad.

And I thought I was the only one that felt that way. In her own way Donna Reed was very hot.
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I went with Odette. I just think Donna was plain looking.
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Donna, but there isn't a whole lot of sizzle here! Can't shake the vision of her being the All-American mom! Maybe she should have been played against June Cleaver!

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(And, of course, a mention of June Cleaver in the present context is potentially not far away from referring to Beaver..... )
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Donna, hands down.
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Neither are finalists - Odette by a cheeky smile
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