Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Spring 2018

The quarterly 27587 MAGAZINE is a must-read, in-you-hands publication that strives to give a deeper identity to rapidly growing Wake Forest, N.C. It highlights in-depth stories, targeting higher-income households.

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6 Spring 2018 | Wake Forest 27587 Magazine 20th CENTURY FOX S he was the pop-culture icon of her age. Betty Grable — the "girl with the million-dollar legs" — was so popular during World War II that a purported 3 million photographs of her were distributed to the armed forces, making her the undisputed pin-up girl. (Though actress Jane Russell was a contender.) In Hollywood, she starred alongside Tyrone Power in 1941's "A Yank in the R.A.F." Dick Haymes sang "The More I See You (The More I Want You)" to her in 1945's "Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe." Her records included the sentimental standard "I Can't Begin to Tell You (How Much You Mean to Me)" from 1945's "The Dolly Sisters." She, too, was the wife of famed band leader Harry James. And she even sparked ear-to-ear smiles from the G.I.s at North Carolina's Fort Bragg, images of which were captured by a draftee by the name of William Flournoy of Raleigh. This 1943 photo, taken by 20th Century Fox portrait photographer Frank Powolny, became the most popular and iconic pin-up photo of World War II and forever endeared Betty Grable to the era's troops. In a 1982 interview with the Los Angeles Times, Powolny recalled, "I asked Betty if she'd like to have a back shot, just to be different. She said, 'Yes,' and began to clown around. 'You want it like this?' she asked, posing. And I said, 'Yeah.' "I made only two shots of that pose. It was the second shot that became famous." They were just wild about Betty Rewind

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