Betty Grable: The Girl with the Million Dollar Legs
Meet Betty Grable, whose studio insured her perfectly proportioned gams for $1,000,000 with Lloyds of London. Called the "Queen of Technicolor" and "one of the brightest moments in some of the world's darkest days," She was the most pinned up gal in World War II barracks, tanks, and planes. Betty got her start in a movie chorus at age 13. She played small parts in musicals during the 1930s, then in 1939 starred in Million Dollar Legs and gained national attention in Cole Porter's Broadway hit Du Barry was a Lady. A 1940s box office queen, Grable was known for her vivacious beauty and perfect figure, and starred in Moon Over Miami, Down Argentine Way, and Sweet Rosie O'Grady. She worked in film through the mid-1950s and in 1967 toured as Hello, Dolly. This definitive biography is lovingly written by Tom McGee, who interviewed her extensively for this volume. With 48 pages of photos.--From publisher description.