Wednesday, July 1, 2009

For the Boys: Four Jills in a Jeep (1944)

Four Jills in a Jeep (1944) was based loosely on the true story of a USO unit which went overseas. Headed by Kay Francis, it also included Martha Raye, Carole Landis, and Mitzi Mayfair. Carole Landis wrote a book about these tours which was very popular and form the basis for the film. With the exception of the first picture, the photos that follow are of the actual USO tour itself, and not the movie.

Carole Landis, Martha Raye, Mitzi Mayfair and Kay Francis

Carole Landis in North Africa 1943

Carole Landis, Kay Francis, and Mitzi Mayfair in North Africa 1943

Carole Landis and her new husband, Capt. Thomas C. Wallace, talking with dancer Mitzi Mayfair and Mrs. Ben Lyon during wedding reception London 1943

Carole Landis signs autographs for soldiers in London, 1943

Carole Landis and Kay Francis sign autographs for soldiers

Kay Francis, Mitzi Mayfair, Carole Landis and Martha Raye


  1. I remember watching this movie. It's OK as a movie, but a really good look into how Hollywood used to view our military.

  2. I love the photos from Four Jills In A Jeep. Carole Landis was not just a movie star - she was also an American hero. During World War 2 she spent more time visiting troops than any other Hollwood star!!! Four Jills In A Jeep is also a really fun musical to watch :-)