Pinup Gals of World War I and World War II: Mary Pickford and Betty Grable
Mary Pickford and Betty Grable were both wartime pinups, cheering soldiers and boosting morale with the troops. In World War I, Mary Pickford became the favorite pinup of soldiers when she dressed in uniform and toured the nation selling Liberty Bonds.
In World War II, this pinup article stated, “demand for it [pictures of Betty Grable”] ran as high as 20,000 per week…”. “Able Grable”‘s legs appear in Army topographic maps designed to teach recruits how to hit their mark.