I love the forties! Casablanca is one of my all time favorite films and I love that the writers (and actors) weren’t sure how the story would end – right up until they shot the final scene.

Did you know that Vivien Leigh from Gone with the Wind used her Oscar as a bathroom doorstop? Or that Jean Harlow always wore a lucky chain around her ankle? If you look closely in her films, you can see it. Another fun fact is that Betty Grable was actually pregnant in that famous pin-up pose of hers that adorned WWII barracks (that’s why they shot her from the back, looking over her shoulder). I put together a quiz using to share some fun facts about this period I love, inspired by my ’40s set historical fiction, RETURN TO ME.

Click here to take the quiz and let me know who you got! (I got Ingrid Bergman). Share on Facebook and Twitter !