Turkey & Breasts. Vintage Hollywood Thanksgiving PinUps. [30 pics]

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After the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, as you await your 2:00pm dinner and football games, I have just the thing to whet your appetite. A collection of vintage Hollywood Thanksgiving Pinups of established actresses and unknown starlets posing with holiday props to promote themselves and their movie studios.

Vintage Hollywood Thanksgiving PinUps

Marilyn Monroe dressed as a sexy pilgrim hunting a turkey

For several decades in Hollywood, the large studios such as MGM, Paramount, Warner Bros, 20th Century Fox and RKO had actors and actresses under contract. In addition to starring in a certain number of films each year, they also sat for countless photo sessions to help their own careers as well as the studio. During the major holidays (New Years, Valentine’s Day, Easter, 4th of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas) the actresses often posed like pin-up girls with seasonal props.

Although this gratuitous exploitation of women is no longer a Hollywood studio practice, the old photos are a hoot to peruse. Here are several Thanksgiving ones in which, more often then not, they are trying to lure the innocent turkey to its death.

Those of you familiar with old Hollywood movies should recognize Debbie Reynolds, Doris Day, Ann Sheridan, Judy Garland, Ann Miller, Gloria DeHaven, Shirley Temple and Esther Williams among these.

Leila Hyams
Mary Philbin
Olga San Juan
More Marilyn Monroe
Virginia Gibson
Barbara Nichols
Vera Ellen
Debbie Reynolds
Barbara Bates
Esther Williams
Judy Garland
Angela Greene
Jeanne Crain
Ann Sheridan
Vera Ellen
Doris Day
Gloria DeHaven
Suzi Crandall
Dusty Anderson
ShirleyTemple Black
Ann Miller
Esther Williams, again
Debbie Reynolds, again

And now the photos of vintage Thanksgiving pinups whose names I don’t know:

Lastly, I have no idea where this photo of Susan Dey came from, but it’s great:

More great Vintage Hollywood Holiday Photos posts:

Christmas Hollywood Pinups from the 20s and 30s
Colorful Vintage Celebrity Christmas Pics
New Year’s Eve in The Movies
How to Drink Champagne like A Golden Age Screen Siren
Vintage Hollywood Easter Pics
60 Pin-Ups to Pop Stars Wearing Flag Inspired Fashion

Happy Thanksgiving!

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