Wartime WednesdayPin Up Girl (1944) is the movie where alluring movie star Betty Grable makes like Clark Kent and becomes unrecognizable in glasses.
Missouri canteen "it" girl, Lorry (Grable) wants to join the USO, but ends up working as a secretary in a government office in D.C. While on the town, Lorry pretends to be a famous entertainer and finds herself at the best table in town with decorated Naval hero, Tommy Dooley (John Harvey). She sings a provocative, upbeat song which everyone in the place loves, including her date. Tommy spends the rest of the film trying to meet with her again, relaying messages through a secretary that he doesn't notice is a dead ringer for the woman he's looking for because she's wearing those glasses, you see.
Oh, c'mon! The woman is not a gorgon; she's just wearing spectacles!
As was common for war musicals, the studios would shove in as many stars and spectacular routines as they could; something to please everyone in the audience. These films were shown at home and abroad, to civilians and to the troops.