Vintage Pin Up of the Week
This week’s post is Janis Paige, Actress, Singer and Comedian. A NW Gal (born and raised in Tacoma WA, 1922), she was discovered at “The Hollywood Canteen”, a studio sponsored gathering spot for servicemen during WWII, when she filled in for a headliner singer. By 1944 she had become a “Named Star” in films, such as “Bathing Beauty”. She was soon described as a “Triple Threat” due to her acting, singing and comedic abilities. She typically played the female back-up, she was featured in such films as “Silk Skockings” with Syd Charisse (1957), “Please Don’t Eat The Daisies” with Doris Day (1960) and “Follow the Boys” with Connie Francis in 1963. She was often in the running for the roles won by Doris Day, but ended up in the second seat, as the comic relief role. She was also a big star on Broadway and later on TV. She was perfect for the 50’s & 60’s “Variety” shows, and was often a guest on many of the best. She was a favorite of Bob Hope, and he took her on many of his USO tours. Check out “My Vehicals” for a couple bonus photos.