Sunday, September 7, 2014

Betty Grable-Bernie Krigstein-1951

Although her legacy has faded since, Betty Grable--she of the iconic World War II pin-up--was, in 1951, the winner of FAMOUS STARS' "Best Figure" contest and thus got this three page publicity hack bio. Wikipedia points out that her long marriage to Harry James was, in reality, wracked with infidelity and alcoholism. It also points out, though, that in recent years High Hefner has cited Grable as his inspiration for the founding of PLAYBOY. The art here, of course, is by a young and not yet so experimental Krigstein.

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