Name the starlets!

HOLIDAY GREETINGS

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HOW MANY STARLETS (AND SANTA) CAN YOU IDENTIFY IN THE ABOVE PHOTO ENTERTAINING SERVICEMEN AT THE HOLLYWOOD CANTEEN ON DECEMBER 27, 1943?

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Okay, how many did you guess. Most everyone recognized Shelly Winters but what about the rest. Here they are:
Christmas was held at the Hollywood Canteen with Santa giving gifts to each serviceman attending. Group photo taken of starlets Shelly Winters, Lynn Merrick, Maxine Fife, Leslie Brooks, Santa Claus (Eddie Cantor), and some of the servicemen at the Canteen Christmas celebration.
Photo dated: December 27, 1943.

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9 Responses to “Name the starlets!”

  1. Harry Martin says:

    Shelley Winters (first, left)??

  2. Jennifer Prater says:

    And I’m thinking that’s Janet Leigh (closest to tree) next to Shelley, then.

  3. Melissa says:

    Dear ol’ Eddie Cantor is Santa.

  4. Melissa says:

    Oh, and I think it’s Lynn Merrick is next to hottie Shelly Winters.

  5. I got Eddie Cantor right. No hiding those banjo eyes.

  6. robin longfield says:

    I could only identify Eddie Cantor as Santa– the starlets looked familiar but I could not name them. With that, they were not who i thought they might be…..

  7. rosalind russell says:

    i got shelley winters right. figures she’d have her arms around the hot guy. and isn’t that a little sexual gesture she’s making with her hands? gotta love that miss winters.
    ros

  8. d.w. says:

    I knew Eddie C. was Santa…. Thanks Allan!

  9. JackTF says:

    The Hollywood Canteen photograph is a bittersweet glimpse at the rare lighter side of World War II. 1943, of course, was the worst year of the war for the Allies, and public morale was then perhaps at its lowest ebb. One can but hope that the two servicemen pictured survived the war. Hopefully they will be recognized and identified. Thank you, Allan, for all of your interesting posts throughout the years, and may you receive and enjoy the blessings of a Merry Christmas – and a Happy New Year, too!
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    Thank you so much. I return the thought to you. — Allan

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