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Trivia Quiz - Pin-Up Girls of the World War II Era


The lovely pin-up girls of World War II helped the soldiers make it through the hell that was war. My favorite was Rita Hayworth! Pin-up girl trivia and facts!

Quiz Number: 4186
Date Submitted: December 08, 2011
Quiz Categories: World War II, American Culture
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: bill
Average Score: 67.2 percent
Times Taken: 153 times
Taken by Registered Users: 8

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Pin Up Girls of the World War II Era
(Image Source: Gorgeous Rita Hayworth @ 1929 Creatives)

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1. Her iconic bathing suit photo made her the number-one pin-up girl of the World War II era. Her legs were insured for $1M! She was married to trumpeter Harry James and was best noted for her 1947 film "Mother Wore Tights."
  A.   Gloria De Haven
  B.   Betty Grable
  C.   Lauren Bacall
  D.   Anne Gwynne

2. This pin-up girl played Sephora the wife of Moses in "The Ten Commandments" (1956), starring Charlton Heston and Amantha Starr in "Band of Angels" (1957) with Clark Gable. She was best known for playing Lily Munster on the CBS sitcom "The Munsters."
  A.   Yvonne De Carlo
  B.   Hedy Lamarr
  C.   Marilyn Maxwell
  D.   Joan Leslie

3. This pin-up beauty was married to Hollywood bigs Mickey Rooney, Artie Shaw and Frank Sinatra. She also had a long relationship with Howard Hughes. She starred in the films: "The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean" (1972) and "Earthquake" (1974).
  A.   Ava Gardner
  B.   Ann Miller
  C.   Carmen Miranda
  D.   Gloria Nord

4. She played Dorothy Shaw in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" (1953). She was a "full-figured" gal who advertised the Cross Your Heart Bra.
  A.   Vivian Blaine
  B.   Shelley Winters
  C.   Jane Russell
  D.   Teresa Wright

5. This pretty pin-up starred in "Ziegfeld Follies" (1946), "Death of a Gunfighter" (1969) and "The Wiz" (1978). She paid Fred Sanford of "Sanford and Son" a visit in 1973.
  A.   Alexis Smith
  B.   Gene Tierney
  C.   Lena Horne
  D.   Donna Reed

6. "The Oomph Girl" won a beauty contest, with part of her prize being a bit part in a Paramount film. She starred in "Angels with Dirty Faces" (1938), with Cagney and Bogart, "The Man Who Came to Dinner' (1942) with Bette Davis and "The Opposite Sex" (1956)
  A.   Frances Rafferty
  B.   Maureen O'Hara
  C.   Linda Darnell
  D.   Ann Sheridan

7. This pin-up started her career as a dancer. She starred in "Fire Down Below" (1957) with Robert Mitchum and Jack Lemmon and with John Wayne in "Circus World" (1964). Her lips were voted best in the world by the Artists League of America in 1949.
  A.   Gloria De Haven
  B.   Rita Hayworth
  C.   Deanna Durbin
  D.   Jane Greer

8. This lovely actress starred with Bob Hope and Bing Crosby in several of their "Road to..." movies. She also starred in "The Greatest Show on Earth" (1952) with Charlton Heston and "My Favorite Brunette"(1947) with Bob Hope. She sold war bonds galore!
  A.   Hedy Lamarr
  B.   Dorothy Lamour
  C.   Joan Leslie
  D.   Viveca Lindfors

9. This actress starred in the 1941 horror film “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” and her reputation as a glamorous femme fatale was enhanced by her performance in the film noir “The Postman Always Rings Twice” (1946).
  A.   Lana Turner
  B.   Marie McDonald
  C.   Candy Jones
  D.   June Haver

10. This Hollywood lady was well-known for her peek-a-boo hairstyle and stood only 4' 11 1/2". She starred in "This Gun for Hire" (1942), "The Glass Key" (1942), "The Blue Dahlia" (1946) and "Saigon" (1948), all with Alan Ladd.
  A.   Maria Montez
  B.   Lisa Fonssagrives
  C.   Marie Wilson
  D.   Veronica Lake


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