1940s

North American Aviation – Workers – 1940s

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North American Aviation

“Experimental staff” at the Inglewood North American Aviation, Inc., plant, conduct wind tunnel tests on a special built B-25 bomber model. Photo circa October 1942. (LOC)       A factory employee working on an airplane motor at the North American Aviation, Inc., plant in Inglewood, circa June of 1942.     A woman works on […]

Celebrity Portraits

Betty Grable – quotes and photos

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Betty Grable

“I’m strictly an enlisted man’s girl.” – Betty Grable   “Betty Grable is getting 14,400 fan letters a month, and the number is spurting up by the day. Of this 91 percent is from service men….Betty Grable is fast becoming known around Hollywood as the Pin Up Girl – the star with the most pictures […]

1940s

Hollywood Canteen – 1940s

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Hollywood Canteen 1940s

The Hollywood Canteen operated from October 3, 1942 to November 22, 1945.  Its address was 1451 Cahuenga Boulevard. Today, the site is a parking structure. The two entertainers responsible for creating the Canteen were John Garfield and Bette Davis.   Marlene Dietrich, Bob Hope and Bette Davis standing in front of the Hollywood Hall of […]