Thursday, May 30, 2013

Picture of the Week: Joan Lights Up

This week, Joan Bennett (Elizabeth Collins Stoddard) lights up in a 1942 advertisement for Chesterfield Cigarettes. During her 1940s heyday, Joan enjoyed a lucrative sideline endorsing products, including a long-term contract as the face of Lux soap. 

Here she's pictured in her American Voluntary Services uniform. During World War Two, Joan was an active member of the organisation, up until when she fell pregnant in early 1943.

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Chellis610 said...

I have the original ad, LOL!

Parabolic Muse said...

I love this!

The Loneliest Guy said...

Joan is looking a lot like Eva Green here, no? Or, is it the other way around?

Sharon Lynn H. said...

Yeah, that's quite uncanny that the young up and coming Actress Eva Green whom played Angelique in the new Dark Shadows movie does resemble the legendary Actress Joan Bennent alot. Ms. BENNENT looks smashing in this vintage Soldier-lady ad very beautiful woman she was and forever will be. Nice!!