1943. Weapons of mass seduction. The image that made Betty Grable the number one pin-up girl of the World War II era. It was later included in LIFE Magazine’s 100 Photos that Changed the World. During a 1982 interview, photographer Frank Powolny recalled that it came about after a regular shooting session.
I asked Betty if she’d like to have a back shot, just to be different She said, ‘Yes,’ and began to clown around. ‘You want it like this?’ she asked, posing. And I said, ‘Yeah.’ “I made only two shots of that pose. It was the second shot that became famous.