Elizabeth Ruth 'Betty' Grable
December 18, 1916 - July 2, 1973
I'm sure you recognize Betty from her photo,
but would you recognize her as the model for a popular 'Floral Head Vase'?
Betty was an American actress, dancer, singer and the Number One Pin-Up Girl of the World War II era. She began her Hollywood career in the early 1930's and rose to stardom in the early 1940's in A Yank In The RAF, a World War II film that was her first serious leading role in a major Hollywood film.
Lady Head Vases, originally a container for floral arrangements, have become a popular Collectable. Vases in the shape of beautiful and famous women had their beginning in the 1940's and were produced through the 1950's, 1960's and 1970's.
My 1940 Head Vase Collection consists of these two Glamour Girl Vases modeled after Betty Grable. The rest of my Collection is from the 1950's and 1960's....here are a few of those.
And now for more on the model for the 1940 Glamour Girl Head Vase...Betty Grable.
Elizabeth Ruth Grable was born to John Conn Grable and Lillian Rose Hofmann in
Saint Louis, Missouri, and was the youngest of three children.
I'm looking forward to finding out the Where's and What's about Betty Grable
in the soon to be released 1940 US Census.
The 1940 Census will be her Third appearance in the Census Records.
Wouldn't it have been fun to be 'The Census Taker of the Stars'?
Collectin' The 1940's...Glamour Girl Head Vases written in support of the
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