WW2 buffs out there?

Old Jul 22nd, 2006, 01:13 PM
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WW2 buffs out there?

Here's the deal.. I recently discovered that my aunt Violet was one of ten original pinup girls from the war.
I realize this is a travel forum, but bear with me. You are savvy on ebay and other sites, so please respond if you have good ideas to pursue the information.
I did post on a pilot's forum as well. I think the folks on this board have a wealth of knowledge, so thought it wouldn't hurt on a rainy Saturday(Alaska). My two boys would be tickled to find info. about their great aunt, as they are military inclined too.
Thanks for any leads, J.
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Old Jul 22nd, 2006, 01:50 PM
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Rainy Alaska cozy sounds really good from the 87 F. HOT SF Bay Area!!
Jetset, what a challenge!!! Check this site--many pinup girls' names listed, but mostly actresses of the time. No "Violet" unless she used a different professional name?

http://www.skylighters.org/photos/pinups.html

re: WWII, I'm now reading Scott Turow's "Ordinary Heroes" Highly recommended.
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Old Jul 22nd, 2006, 01:56 PM
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CaliNurse, thanks so much for your reply. She was an actress too, and engaged to a pilot who never made it back.
So I'll explore your lead and hope the other forum I found will supply some help as well. Take care, J.
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Old Jul 22nd, 2006, 04:44 PM
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Was she in any films of the 40s?
My husband is a 40s film buff and has a database of about 10,000 actors and actresses. She could be in the database even if she made an appearance in only one film. Could she have used another name?
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Old Jul 22nd, 2006, 05:06 PM
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mlw~ I believe she used her mother's maiden name, Nicholson. I am checking with my sister and will report back asap. Thanks for your help, J.
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Old Jul 22nd, 2006, 05:15 PM
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mlw~Just found out she went by Mary Nicholson. Thanks again, J.
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Old Jul 23rd, 2006, 11:04 AM
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Sorry JetSet1, we could not find her in the datebase...but don't give up. Sounds like an interesting piece of family history.
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Old Jul 23rd, 2006, 11:16 AM
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mlw~ I have some new links thanks to a neighbor, and I have been pursuing other leads too. It's a fun project in any case.
Geneology interested me for a long time and it's amazing how helpful people on the message boards are. I have the five disc Family Tree Maker currently.
My eleven year old is really hoping we find his great aunt's photo somewhere. Thanks again, J.
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