Thursday, 25 September 2014

Chili Williams

Born: 18 December 1921, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Died: 17 October 2003, California, USA

Chili Williams was a favourite pin-up girl during WWII and was nicknamed 'The Polka Dot Girl' after a series of photographs appeared in a magazine. She was given small roles in films like 'Having Wonderful Crime' and 'George White Scandals' on the back of those photos, often appearing in polka dots. Chili retired from acting and modeling in the early 1950s.

Heavenly Days (1944) as Office worker (uncredited)

This is a shot of office workers and it is possible that Chili is the blonde lady on the left, leaning over the desk. Other office workers are Donald Douglas, seated, Daun Kennedy, with the lighter hair in the centre, and Mary Halsey, the blonde on the right. The man holding the paper is Edward Clark.














The Falcon in Hollywood (1944) as Beautiful blonde at racetrack (uncredited)



















Having Wonderful Crime (1945) as Blonde in Polka Dots



















Wonder Man (1945) as Goldwyn Girl



















George White Scandals (1945) as Showgirl (uncredited)

Chili Williams is the blonde, with Jack Haley amongst others.

















Johnny Angel (1945) as Redhead (uncredited)

George Raft has just given Chili Williams the brush off.

















Copacabana (1947) as Showgirl (uncredited)

Chili Williams is the blonde on the left, just behind Groucho Marx.


















Gas House Kids Go West (1947) as Nan Crowley

On the left of the picture is Emory Parnell and Lela Bliss.

















Assigned to Danger (1948) as Secretary (uncredited)

This is apparently Chili Williams, but it is too difficult to tell. The two men are Franklyn Farnum on the left and Russell Hicks.
















Raw Deal (1948) as Marcy

With Raymond Burr.


















My Dream Is Yours (1949) as The National 'Gary Mitchell Fan Club' President (uncredited)

With Lee Bowman.

















Kill the Umpire (1950) as Chorus girl (uncredited)

Chili is on the phone.

















Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950) as Teddy (uncredited)

Chili Williams attends to Gene Tierney's make-up.














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