Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Cinema Tuesdays {Pin Up Girl}

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In this short 1944 musical, America's favourite pin up, Betty Grable, plays Lorry, a sweet but compulsive liar from a small town who by the end of the picture ends up as a big night club singer and wins the heart of a war hero while maintaining some impressive hair styles that could only be achieved with the help of several studio hairdressers. It also stars Martha Raye and Joe E. Brown. The film itself is rather fluffy and silly, but it has lots of peppy musical numbers and Miss Grable showing off her morale-boosting million dollar legs.
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My favourite outfit from the movie
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Forties Streetwalker Chic!
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Here is a deleted number that I found. I prefer her embroidered dress and the song to the "Don't Carry Tales" number from the finished movie.

3 comments:

Lexy Mademyday said...

You're right about the silliness!;)
But it's very inspiring in terms of fashion and it made me smile, it helps you to look at the bright side of life!

Savannah said...

This movie always makes me smile. It may not be the most profound, but I love it nonetheless!

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yesilikethat said...

Love the glasses and the outfits in the 'intellectual' scenes. Will have to search out this film now.