Lucille was very shy with her body and was shy to even wear bathing suits in front of strangers.
Later, while auditioning for roles in Times Square under the stage names Montana Ball and Diane Belmont before settling on her given name, she scrounged to survive, including partaking in nude modelling and turning the occasional trick.
We dreamed of success, fame, and fortune.
Even though the neighbors were shocked that she was going away for such a dubious career as Acting and Dancing? She would appear in over 50 films that decade, often in small, uncredited or barely there roles before finding favor as a reliably comedic bit player.