The Press: Daughter of Jane

What Rita Hayworth was to the American G.I., a lissome lass named Jane was to the British Tommy—and more. Jane was the comely blonde heroine of a comic strip in Britain's giant Daily Mirror (circ. 4,593,263). She somehow managed to lose her clothing at least once a week, and she was so popular that the morale of the R.A.F. was said to rise and fall with her skirts. Minor victories from the Mediterranean to Malaya were attributed to the fact that Jane was unblushingly bare on a particular morning. After the war Jane continued to cavort across the pages of...

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