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The Powers Girl(1943)

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News items add the following information about the production: In May 1941, Hollywood Reporter anounced that Warner Bros. had purchased an original story idea titled "Powers' Models" from Voldemar Vetluguin, associate editor of Red Book magazine. Warner Bros. planned to shoot the film as a high-budget Technicolor musical starring Ann Sheridan, and highlighting the John Robert Powers agency, the most famous modeling agency of the 1940s. A later news item, however, reported that Warner Bros. intended to produce a series of short films on the subject. In October 1941, Hollywood Reporter noted that John W. Rogers, son of producer Charles Rogers, and Monroe Shaff purchased the rights to John Roberts Powers' book Powers Girls, intending to produce a musical with songs by Jimmy McHugh and Frank Loesser and dances directed by Georgie Hale. Hollywood Reporter news items also report that Richard Wallace was originally slated to direct and Priscilla Lane worked in the film but dropped out of the cast due to illness. Other Powers models slated to appear in the film, according to Hollywood Reporter, were Carmel Fitzgerald, Jean Norton, Marian Whitney and Betty Bond, but their appearance in the final film has not been confirmed.