In 1962, the U.S. Army briefly had the idea that they should use a cheesecake spokesmodel to recruit young men into service. That same year, future cult film & TV actress Francine York became Miss All-American Girl U.S. Army Recruiter. Her mission: to provide autographed pin-up photos to a “Valley group of Army inductees called the Buddy Group,” be their pen pal, give them a Hollywood studio tour and to visit them at Ft. Ord while they were in training. The Buddy Group in the picture is identified (left to right) by the Los Angeles Public Library as Jerry Williams, Reseda;Jim Szeredy, Pacoima; Sgt. Leslie F. Zickefoose Jr., North Hollywood recruiter; John Kruse, North Hollywood, and Richard Eckols, San Fernando. (LAPL)

As for Francine York’s Hollywood career—well, if you watched TV in the 1960s, you definitely saw her. She was in Batman; Lost in Space; Burke’s Law; General Hospital; Wild, Wild West; Bewitched, etc.

To see what she looks like now, click here:

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Woman in Colorful Costume
lumiere bros. c.1912 

Woman in Colorful Costume

lumiere bros. c.1912 

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New York at Night (Times Square)

feininger 1940

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Vintage Soda Caps

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Kater Nero im Schnee (Cat Nero in the snow), Hannes Kilian. Germany (1909 - 1999)

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Gerald Geerlings (American, 1897-1998), Civic Insomnia (New York), 1932. Aquatint.

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Family in Times Square

faurer  1948

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Dr. Friedrich ‘Fritz’ Paneth • Eva doing a Handstand Ca 1920 Autochrome

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WeekiWachee Mermaid
florida state archive 1960

WeekiWachee Mermaid

florida state archive 1960

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Jason Langer, Secret City

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La Reflexion Indiscrete

by Vald’Es

for LVP


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Sydney Long (Australian, 1871-1955)

Fantasy (Summer Dance), c.1916-17. Oil on canvas. Art Gallery NSW.

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Stan Getz by William Claxton 

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Hosiery Ad by E. O. Hoppé 1934

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