Margie Stewart, US military’s official pinup in World War II, dies at 92
Margie Stewart, the U.S. military's official pinup girl from the World War II era, died of pneumonia last month in California at age 92, The Washington Post reported.
Stewart worked as a department store model and movie starlet before the then-War Department named her “Uncle Sam’s Poster Girl.”
Her pretty “girl-next-door” appeal proved immensely popular with troops serving away from home, the Post reported.
Her popularity among troops prompted the military to send her to Europe on a goodwill tour to promote war bonds. While in Germany, France, Britain and Belgium, she was accompanied by a handsome Army captain. The two fell in love and were married in Paris in 1945. Stars and Stripes at the time announced the couple's nuptials with the blaring headline: “Margie, It Hurts to Print This.”
More information and photos are available on an independent site dedicate to Stewart's life as the military's pinup girl.
Stewart’s pinups often featured letters to a soldier deployed overseas, always signing the notes “Love, Margie,” according to The Washington Post obituary.
Source: The Washington Post