Julie Bishop borrows a bike belonging to the Warner Bros. Makeup Dept.’s Pat O’Grady. The actress is on her way to work — a small role in Ida Lupino’s 1943 The Hard Way. Bishop also worked under her given name, Jacqueline Wells, and the stage alias Diane Duval.
Here’s the snipe (the “tire shortage” reference is, of course, due to rubber being prioritized for use by U.S. armed forces in World War II): “Warner Bros.’ Julie Bishop cycles around the lot between scenes of ‘THE HARD WAY.’ Julie, like many other stars, sees the necessity of learning the art of cycling due to present tire shortage.”