Pin Ups: Betty Grable, Rita Hayworth, or Harry Potter?

Betty Grable Pin Up

Betty Grable in war timepin up publicity shot from 20th Century Fox

Donning my other hat as “Classic Film Connoisseur” over at Reel Life With Jane, this month I talk about the pin-up girls of World War II.   Come on over and make your choice.

Uncle Sam


The article on pin-ups follows my article last month at Reel Life With Jane about the ways that Hollywood turned to patriotism during the war. If you missed it, check that one out, too.









Harry Potter QuintessentialBut wait a minute, doesn’t that title say something about Harry Potter? Harry Potter as a Pin up? Yes, if you won the Harry Potter poster books drawing this month. And Congratulations to these winners:

Gwyn McVay–Winner of TWO poster books.

Stephen Nettles–Winner of one poster book.

Kristen J. Gough–Winner of one poster book.


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Vera Marie Badertscher

Travel and lifestyle writer, wife, mother and grandmother. Publisher of A Traveler’s Library and Ancestors in Aprons>. Also co-authored a biography of Navajo artist Quincy Tahoma.

Vera Marie Badertscher – who has written posts on A Traveler's Library.