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Best Pin Up of WW II Fall 2011 Tournament

View Poll Results: Who is the Best Pin Up?
Maureen O'Hara 44 48.89%
Jane Russell 46 51.11%
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Best Pin Up of WW II: Maureen O'Hara vs Jane Russell (Round 1)

Maureen O'Hara

(born 17 August 1920) is an Irish film actress and singer. The famously red-headed O'Hara has been noted for playing fiercely passionate heroines with a highly sensible attitude. O'Hara was offered an initial seven-year contract with their new company, Mayflower Pictures. Her first major film was Jamaica Inn (1939) directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Laughton was so pleased with O'Hara's performance that he cast her in the role of Esmeralda opposite him in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939), which was to be filmed at RKO Studios in Hollywood that same year. After the successful completion of Hunchback, World War II began, and Laughton, realizing their studio could no longer film in London, sold O'Hara's contract to RKO. That studio cast her in low-budget films until she was rescued by director John Ford, who cast her as Angharad in How Green Was My Valley, which won the 1941 Academy Award for Best Picture.

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Jane Russell

(June 21, 1921 – February 28, 2011) was an American film actress and was one of Hollywood's leading sex symbols in the 1940s and 1950s. Her father had been a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, and her mother had been an actress with a road troupe. In 1940, Russell was signed to a seven-year contract by film mogul Howard Hughes and made her motion picture debut in The Outlaw (1943), a story about Billy the Kid that went to great lengths to showcase her voluptuous figure. Although the movie was completed in 1941, it was released for a limited showing two years later. With measurements of 38D-24-36 and standing 5'7", she was so statuesque that Bob hope said; "Culture is the ability to describe Jane Russell without moving your hands"


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After "the Outlaw", Jane was the image of erotica for many servicemen. Howard Hughes even designed a bra for Jane!

I think Maureen was a better actress, but we aren't talking about acting here!

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I hate to see these two competing so early. One's got to go, and both are faves of mine. Had to go with Maureen, though.
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Gotta vote for the side boob. Good work Jane.
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I would take Maureen home to meet my family. I would not want Dad to meet Jane!

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