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Frances Donelon ... Vintage Model, Actress 'Flexee' photo 1

Frances Donelon ...
"Ziegfeld Girl, Powers Girl, & Red Cross Girl." "One of America's most Famous Models"


In 1938 she won Redbook Magazines 'Typical American Girl Contest'. Was on the list as a 'Powers Girl.' Portrayed a 'Ziegfeld Girl' in the 1945 film Ziegfeld Follies. Was mainly a Cover Girl Model for Magazine advertisers such as Flexee Girdles, Dundee, Odo-Ro-No deodorant, Womens apparel, etc. Her Husband Arthur O'Neil was a model photographer who promoted her heavily and kept her on the"All Americas List" for over 2 years.


Photo 1: Not too many non-magazine photo's of Frances but here is one of her in a 'Flexee Girdle' Advertisement. Her longevity lasted due to advertisers billing her beauty as just a Typical girl, rather than a starlet.



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