Place: Southern California, USA
I'm describing a handsome young man who lived in 1941 by comparing him to Hollywood stars of the era, since he lives near Los Angeles and his girlfriend types for a studio and is hoping to be discovered. Having just rented Sullivan's Travels Joel McCrea is a good start, but all the more famous male stars I can think of are either "tall dark and handsome" or otherwise "unpretty". I know the male stars of this period are usually far from our more prettified actors of today, but could anyone give me a lead to a photograph of an actor, not necessary a huge star, of the 1930s-1940s, who was fair or blond and had that golden-boy look? or looked athletic and not suave?
Searched: joel mccrea, stars of the golden age of hollywood; tab hunter (wrong era, but ooh spicy!)