1944: Carmen Miranda And ‘John Wayne’ Flirt By A Lonesome Deanna Durbin

FLASHBACK to November 28 1944. The Associated Press reports:

Screen stars were well represent at the Birmingham Hospital benefit dinner dance held at the Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel on Nov. 28, 1944. Proceeds will go to the hospital for the war wounded. Actress Carmen Miranda, right, chats across the table to actor John Wayne. Carmen’s mother is seen at the left while actress Deanna Durbin (left background) sits by her lonesome at the table.

John Wayne? Surely not.