1945. Martha Vickers is irresistibly cute in a sequined and feathered costume. The caption on a variant of this photo reveals that:
Soldiers in Okinawa after seeing a preview of “The Big Sleep” selected Warner Bros. actress Martha Vickers as the Hollywood actress most likely to attain stardom in 1946. The G I’s added that the picture establishes her “as a new and talented personality, along with being lovely to look at. She is our best bet for 1946.”
Photo by Scotty Welbourne.