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World War II

Betty Grable: The Young Pinup Queen Who Helped Win Wars

December 18, 2019

Actress Betty Grable's 1943 back shot in a one-piece swimsuit, with that playful over-the-shoulder smile, is the gold standard of pinups. It's not the greatest ...

Jimmy Stewart Was A WWII Veteran And His PTSD Affected ...

November 11, 2019

3/24/1941-San Pedro, CA: James Stewart's costume for this next production is from a new costume department--the U.S. Army. Yes, Jimmy's passed his physical and ...

Vargas Girls: From WWII Cheesecake To The Cars' 'Candy-...

May 1, 2019

Early in the 20th century, an American visual style was invented by the Peruvian-born artist Alberto Vargas. The "Vargas Girls" he painted, as they were late...