Never, was there a more romantic time in history, than World War ll. Young girl's just couldn't help but
be caught up in it and the magic of advertising only fanned the flames of desire, for true love.
|Marlene Dietrich dancing with a Service man at the Hollywood Canteen.|
The Hollywood Canteen was a place where young people hooked up, and exchanged address. Even Movie Stars showed up to dance with out of town Soldiers, Navy men and Marines.
Movies made writing Love Letters, the most romantic thing a girl could do, and being a pen pal hinted at the promise of having a guy home to your arms.
|June and Marilyn Haines.|
|Marilyn Haines with her cousin Tony.|
Her younger sister, Marilyn knew plenty of boys from high school, but none of them seemed as exciting, or worthy, as her new pen pal, Dick Westhouse. After all, he'd grown up in an orphanage and obviously needed her!!
Before long, Marilyn's pen pal letters, turned into love letters, and people began to say, " Marilyn, seem more interested in the mailbox, than anything else in the world."
By 1955 all the Haines kids were married, in this picture we see, Jackie and Bob Haines - Dick and Marilyn Westhouse and their two boys - David and Jerry - John and June Gary, with their daughter Cathy, and their mother Eva Williams Haines.