Monday, April 23, 2012
Girl of the Day - Joan Leslie
I have occasion sometimes to look at World War II history and sometimes come upon a pinup of an actress I hadn't really registered before, at least not as a pinup. Here's one -- Joan Leslie, whose short career was highlighted by playing good girls in early 1940s films like Sergeant York and Yankee Doodle Dandy, when she was 17 years old. Given her age at the time, this sort of shot seems a little bit hinky, but what the hell... it was wartime.
Here she is, singing in the 1944 movie Hollywood Canteen: