from Modern Screen magazine, February 1943
H'wood, morale isn't just a pretty face.
Gable, anxious to shake off old ties, got into the Big Scrap, took
11 weeks of stiff training and blisters to earn his gold Lieut's bars.
Jim Cagney succeeded him as Chairman of the actors' division
of the H'wood Victory Com. And believe us, nobody has to ask
what Hollywood is doing in this war! To date, its War Bond sales
amount to $838,250,000! Among the things that this sum can buy
are 8 battleships for your sons! Or 24 cruisers for your brothers.
670 sub chasers, 120 subs, or tanks, bombers, or fighters! Our
boys aren't going to die for lack of equipment, ever again, and we
can thank our "stars" for much of the good work!
Dottie Lamour has swept the country like a forest fire. If you haven't bought a bond from Dottie, you ain't lived. She's sold $37, 431,186 worth! Once auctioned off her hankie for $10,000.
Similarly, a lock of the famous Lake hair went for $25,000; Don Wilson's pants for $5,000 more.