Faye Emerson, born on this date in 1917, sticks in my mind because she did all manner of television in the 1950s: variety shows, game shows, you name it. Of course, she didn’t start out that way: in the 1940s she was on the Warner Bros. studio payroll, and while she never made it up to the A-list, she was pretty much always working, and pretty much always pretty:
Curiously, while I was out looking for additional photos, I encountered this phenomenon:
This 1950 clip, once you get past the Pepsi promotion, illustrates how such a thing could be possible in that sanitary age:
Bonus: Steve Allen in his late twenties.