Betty Grable's stage stablemates

IF you'd come home from town in 1969 and told your other half that you'd just seen Hollywood star Betty Grable trundling up Buchanan Street in a Wild West-style covered wagon, chances are your dinner would have ended up in the dog.

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But here's the proof, with blonde-haired Betty keeking out from behind the driver as the wagon rolled past the old Glasgow Herald and Evening Times offices.

Grable, then aged 52, was in Glasgow to make her European stage debut, playing saloon owner Belle Starr in a Wild West show called The Piecefull Palace, at the city's Alhambra Theatre.

Glasgow men of a certain age no doubt went weak at the knees when they spied the famous wartime pin-up.

Sadly, for them, Grable kept her famous pins under wraps as she trotted around the city to promote the show.

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