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Life Magazine, March 5, 1945. Vol. 18 (10): 118-121


Life Calls on a Serious Glamour Girl

Lincoln drives a truck, gives blood, helps at canteen

    This year the New York artists and nightclub press agents who choose the glamour girl of the year decided to make a bow to the war. Their 1945 glamour girl, first selected since 1942, would have to be serious-minded, they decided. Looking around, they chose Anne Sargent Lincoln, granddaughter of Joseph C. Lincoln, author of the famous Cape Cod stories. Miss Lincoln might easily, have won on looks alone. She is a blue-eyed blonde with a poetic countenance, a willowy figure and a soft-spoken manner. She also has a lively interest in doing her wartime bit.

    A debutante who is 18 this month, Anne gets up Monday through Friday at 7 a.m., goes to classes at Finch Junior College in New York City where she studies journalism, usually lunches at "21" or the Colony. Then she gives most of her after-noon hours to driving Navy trucks, helping at canteens, working in a nursery. Not unreasonably, she rather objects to being called a glamour girl.

    Anne Lincoln almost never wears a hat and almost never has dates with civilians, She washes her own hair twice a week, then puts it up in rags, loves tennis, sailing and dancing, prefers tailored clothes and is unostentatiously witty. Journalists who have interviewed her at El Morocco, where she spends some of her weekend evenings, feel her only sign of nonintelligence is her ambition to become a journalist.

Anne typing
Anne portrait
Glamour girl of 1945 cafe society weighs 118 lb., is 5 ft. 7 in. tall and somewhat resembles her noted grandfather. Her hair is medium blonds, her only make-up lipstick and a little mascara.
At school Anne attends a typing class four days a week, feeling that it will help her get  a newspaper job after she graduates in May 1946. She likes going out and interviewing people.                            


good deeds
At Navy League canteen Anne butters bread for servicemen visiting New York City. She tries to spend seven hours a week here.
At Red Cross Blood Bank, Anne gives a pint of blood. She also helps in day nursery for the children of war-working parents.
At A.W.V.S. station Anne checks destination for sailors she drives to terminals in a two-ton truck.

Anne reads mail

In a damask housecoat Anne reads and answers mail in her Beekman Place home. She averages three letters a day, mostly from friends and her father, Lieut. Colonel J. Freeman Lincoln, who is with the Office of Strategic Services in England. She spends five hours a week answering mail. Note her bare feet. Anne loves to walk around the house without shoes or stockings.

After a busy day at school, topped off with nusery work or dancing with servicemen at the A.W.V.S. canteen, Anne finds that a warm foot bath is very comforting.

Anne's feet
Anne's cold cream
Day begins for Anne with the invariable ritual of cold creaming her face. She braids her hair, which she usually wears very casually, to keep it out of the cold cream.
Anne's homework

Day ends with Anne in bed by 11 on school nights, doing homework. Literature does not greatly interest her although her father, like her grandfather, writes novels.