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Best Pin Up of WW II Fall 2011 Tournament

View Poll Results: Who is the Best Pin Up?
Yvonne de Carlo 38 39.58%
Rita Hayworth 58 60.42%
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Exclamation Best Pin Up of WW II: Yvonne de Carlo vs Rita Hayworth (Round 4)

Yvonne de Carlo

(September 1, 1922 January 8, 2007) In1940, when De Carlo was first runner-up to "Miss Venice Beach" and was hired by a showman as a dancer at the Florentine Gardens. She had been dancing for Granlund only a short time when she was arrested by immigration officials and deported to Canada, but in January 1941, Granlund sent a telegram to Canadian immigration officials pledging his sponsorship of De Carlo in the United States, and affirmed his offer of steady employment, both requirements to reenter the country. n December 1941, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor signaled America's entrance into World War II. During this period she engaged in morale boosting performances for U.S. servicemen. De Carlo was a favorite leading lady in the 1940s, and a recipient of many letters from GI's . But most of you probably remember her as Lilly Munster.

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













Rita Hayworth

(October 17, 1918 May 14, 1987) was an American film actress and dancer who attained fame during the 1940s as one of the era's top stars. She appeared in 61 films over 37 years and is listed as one of the American Film Institute's Greatest Stars of All Time. Hayworth had an awkward transition from teen nightclub dancer to major movie star. She was a dancer first and foremost; acting was an afterthought seen as a way to earn a living. In 1939, Cohn pressured director Howard Hawks to use Hayworth for a small but important role as a man-trap in the aviation drama Only Angels Have Wings, in which she played opposite Cary Grant and Jean Arthur. A large box-office success, fan mail for Hayworth began pouring into Columbia's publicity department and Cohn began to see Hayworth as his first and official new star. When the U.S. joined World War II in December 1941, Hayworth's image was admired by millions of servicemen, making her one of the top two pin-up girls of the war years, the other being blonde Betty Grable. In 2002, the satin nightgown she wore for the picture sold for $26,888. For three consecutive years, starting in 1944, Rita Hayworth was named one of the top movie box office attractions in the world.












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Yvonne vs Rita:

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I would pick Lana or Jane (or Gene)before either of these two ladies.

Throw Gene in as a wildcard and make it a 3-way race!!!
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I have to stay with my #1 choice. Yvonne gets my vote hands down even though she is losing pretty badly right now.
Come on fella's, don't let her down.
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I went with Rita.
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It's gotta be...

Rita 4me.
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I voted for Yvonne.

I'm kinda stunned its not a lot closer. Come on Team Yvonne get in the game!
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...Rita, and i believe you have your overall winner right there too....
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This the easier semi final - Rita.
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