Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving Pin Ups

If you are a regular reader of this blog, then you know that for the 4th of July, Halloween, and the Yuletide I post vintage pin ups of famous actresses and models related to those particular holidays. It never occurred to me that there would be pin ups for Thanksgiving, even though it makes sense. From the Twenties into the Fifties the studios would regularly take pin up shots of their starlets to promote their careers, and a good number of these pin up pictures has seasonal themes. It only makes sense that they would not overlook Thanksgiving! I discovered these while looking for more Halloween pin ups this year.

I feel I have to apologise that none of these are of the great Ann Miller. There seem to be pin up pictures of her related to every holiday (usually multiple ones), but I could find none with a Thanksgiving theme! As unlikely as it seems given the sheer number of pin up pictures of Ann Miller, she never did one with a Thanksgiving theme! Anyhow, without further ado, here are the pictures.

First up is Adelle August, a starlet with a short career in the Fifties. Probably the best known movie in which she appeared was  My Sister Eileen (1955).

Next is Barbara Bates. Her career was very strong in the Fifties and she appeared in such high profile films as Cheaper by the Dozen (1950) and All About Eve (1950), in which she played Phoebe.

Next is Barbara Nichols, a minor rival of Marilyn Monroe best known for playing brassy blondes. She appeared in several movies over the years, including The Pajama Game (1957), Pal Joey (1957), and Where the Boys Are (1960), as well as TV shows from The Jack Benny Programme to Batman.

Next is Marilyn Monroe. I don't think I have to explain who she is.

Finally, I think you'll recognise this pin up. This is Vera-Ellen.  For those of you who don't recognise her, she was a musical star of the Forties and Fifties. She appeared in such films as The Kid from Brooklyn (1946), On the Town (1949), and White Christmas (1954).

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