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Hollywood films HOLLYWOOD CANTEEN

Hollywood films HOLLYWOOD CANTEEN

Since it was two of Warner Brothers’ biggest stars, Bette Davis and John Garfield (pictured above), who were the inspiration behind The Hollywood Canteen, it seemed only natural that that studio would make the film. Hey, a profit-minded studio head never let an altruistically-motivated venture go to waste. Warner’s supposedly tried to launch the movie as a multi-studio effort on behalf […]

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Re-Visiting the “Canteens”

Re-Visiting the “Canteens”

For the next few days we’re reflecting on that singular show biz phenomenon of World War II — the “good war” — called the “Canteens.” In strictly military parlance, canteens were post exchanges where soldiers could buy refreshments and provisions at sharply discounted prices. The show biz canteens were far outside military installations and provided refreshments […]

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