Bill was working as an apprentice artist at MGM painting back drops - hoping to work his way into a career at the studio - when he was drafted into the Army in 1944.
A Sad Sack - Bill wasn't exactly happy leaving West Los Angeles, the beach and MGM - for Fort Riley Kansas in Jan of 1945.
After all that meant saying goodbye to his sweetheart Pauline Mac Donald.
and his Car-Guy buddies, (Bill is second on the right.)
If you want to read more about Bill and his adventures overseas during WW11, his life in the Maybelline family and the Hay-Day after the sale of the compnay, please pick up a copy of The Maybelline Story from Amazon, Barnes and Noble or buy a signed copy from me from this www.maybellinebook.com. Stay tuned for Noel Allen Williams story tomorrow. We're in the Navy now!