Nine native children sit together in their village, South Pacific, 1945

Gift in Memory of Martha O'Driscoll

Photograph. A group of nine local Pacific island children pose together outside of a village building, many of them smoking. Palm grove in the background. Personal caption on photo reverse: "These are all kids... take notice to the pipe and cigarettes." South Pacific. 1945

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Martha O'Driscoll was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on March 4, 1922. She was an American film actress from 1937 until 1947. She toured with Errol Flynn and other entertainers in the USO in the early 1940s, performing for the troops in the Aleutians in 1943 and later in the South Pacific. She married her first husband, Richard Adams, in 1943. They were divorced in 1947, and later that year she married Arthur Appleton. O'Driscoll was under contract to Universal Studios during World War II. Collection includes over 200 photographs related to O'Driscoll's time overseas; four certificates awarded to her for her service, and many newspaper clippings detailing her life in the public eye.
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Smoking--Pacific Islands
Children--Pacific Islands