The Nation’s Loveliest – selected from thousands of the country’s most beautiful girls and groomed for films for more than two years, these fourteen lovelies were this week the final selections to represent the modern Ziegfeld Girls in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s forthcoming musical extravaganza Ziegfeld Follies (1945)

left to right, these 1944 Venuses are – Natalie Draper, Katherine Booth, Joan Lawrence, Aina Constant, Noreen Roth, Dorothy Van Nuys,

Eve Whitney, Elaine Shepard, Hazel Brooks, Lorraine Miller, Lucille Casey, Elizabeth Dailey, Aileen Haley and Helen O’Hara

The girls hail from 12 different states and were finally selected only after countless contests with other beauties and many film tests.  Arthur Freed will produce the Technicolor production, planned to be Hollywood’s greatest film masterpiece.  George Sidney will direct

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