1945. As well as being a Columbia Pictures star, Dusty Anderson is a WWII pinup. And this is just the kind of shot the GIs ordered. A caption on the back of the photo reads:
PRETTY KITTY .. Black cats are supposed to be bad luck on Halloween or any other time, but when pretty Dusty Anderson, of Columbia’s “Hail the Chief,” impersonates a feline it becomes strictly something else again.
Photo by Eddie Cronenweth.