Do You Mean It Chief?

 
 

Caption: The Police Chief of Decatur, Ill., has proclaimed a ban on gals walking the streets of his city in shorts. These Hollywood beauties disagree and to show their feelings, stage a protest. Left to right: Poni Adams, Julie London, Jean Trent, Barbara Bates, Daun Kennedy and Kathleen O’Malley.

Associated Press  Wirephoto.

Los Angeles, California and Decatur, Illinois Ban Shorts - Film at Eleven

The Milwaukee Sentinel &

The Toronto Star

July 9, 1945

Webmaster Note: This has to be some movie studio promotional stunt for “Night In Paradise” which would be released ten months later on  May 6, 1946. All of the actresses were uncredited “Palace Maidens.” Who can question their acting talents in those short shorts and tight sweaters?

Caption: From left to right, starlets Poni Adams, Julie London, Jean Trent, Barbara Bates, Daun Kennedy, and Kathleen O'Malley pose in protest of a new Los Angeles city ordnance banning shorts in public. The sextet were filming "Night in Paradise" at the time.

Source: ACME News Service photo, dated July 6, 1945.