Her father, songwriter Gus Arnheim, wrote the great ballad, “Sweet and Lovely”, just for Valerie.
From the 1943 Mar-Ken Yearbook as a Junior:
“Caught off Their Guard:” VAL ARNHEIM – chasing a cute sailor down the Boulevard.
From 1943 Mar-Ken Yearbook; Junior Crossword Puzzle:
You just can’t miss her “Sunny” smile.
From 1944 Mar-Ken Yearbook, “Transvia”
Name: VAL ARNHEIM
From: Los Angeles, California
Destination: Residence at the beach
Description: Blue eyes, framed by deep, golden tan.
General Data: Appreciates blondes and convertibles, but hasn’t much use for Harry James.
Also see Valerie in a group photo with Bill Burnside.