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I second that.
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I notice that Joan "Mommy Dearest" Crawford did not make the cut!

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I know I wouldn't vote for her,but I might Bette Davis. I would Greta Garbo too.
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Compared to most, Crawford, Davis & Garbo were generally not as popular as actual pinups during the war. The 3 were in their early/mid thirties's to 40 years old from 1939 to 1945.

Simone Simon & Paulette Goddard were the 2 oldest in this campaign - both born in 1910.

As near as I can tell, Maureen O'Hara (91) & Esther Williams (90) are the only two lasses still with us at this time.





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Yep. We culled out some who were too old; or borderline for age and probably not seen all that much as pinups per se. We had to contract the field down to a reasonable number to arrive at our 32 starters and these were examples of some of the lines we had to draw somewhere. Otherwise we would have been sifting through pics and info for maybe 60 or 70 gals instead of 40 or so. Criteria and choices applied this way will never be 'perfect' and some members will be a bit disappointed here and there but we gave it a good go.
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Inspirational stuff.

Can it be said that they don't make them now like they used to ?
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Bettie Page didn't even begin to have any sort of photographic 'career' until 1950, mate.

Korean War, maybe, but certainly NOT WW II.


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Based on her birth date, Bettie would have been just old enough to be a WW2 pin-up but she didn't really 'get started' as such until after the war.


Edit: Just saw Admiral's post saying similar.
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Well done guys, this is a great idea.
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Yep. We culled out some who were too old; or borderline for age and probably not seen all that much as pinups per se. We had to contract the field down to a reasonable number to arrive at our 32 starters and these were examples of some of the lines we had to draw somewhere. Otherwise we would have been sifting through pics and info for maybe 60 or 70 gals instead of 40 or so. Criteria and choices applied this way will never be 'perfect' and some members will be a bit disappointed here and there but we gave it a good go.
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Well done guys, this is a great idea.
Wow, thanks for the vote of confidence!

We did our best, and as for the selection, I wanted to make sure that anyone almost guaranteed to be knocked out was not included, we want a serious match here.
So don't blame the others if a fav of yours didn't show up, that was my call.

And the histories stop at 1945, but feel free to look them up if you want to know more. Some of them had very interesting lives.
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Bettie Page didn't even begin to have any sort of photographic 'career' until 1950, mate.

Korean War, maybe, but certainly NOT WW II.


yeah, off by only 10 years..
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