Marie Wilson, Ken Murray, Jack Oakie and Olivia DeHavilland in 1944 at the Hollywood Canteen. The Hollywood Canteen operated in Hollywood, California, between October 1942, and November 1945, as a club offering food, dancing and entertainment for servicemen, usually on their way overseas.
A recent book, The Hollywood Canteen: Where the Greatest Generation Danced with the Most Beautiful Girls in the World, offers a complete history of this unique institution, and “even the radio broadcasts are covered (including photos of Bob Hope and Orson Welles before the radio microphone).”
Tom DeLong collection | Tumblr Archive  |  Ask A Question
Thomas A. DeLong is the author of Pops: Paul Whiteman, King of Jazz, Quiz Craze: America’s Infatuation with Game Shows and Radio Stars: An Illustrated Biographical Dictionary of 953 Performers, 1920 Through 1960, among other books.

Marie Wilson, Ken Murray, Jack Oakie and Olivia DeHavilland in 1944 at the Hollywood Canteen. The Hollywood Canteen operated in Hollywood, California, between October 1942, and November 1945, as a club offering food, dancing and entertainment for servicemen, usually on their way overseas.

A recent book, The Hollywood Canteen: Where the Greatest Generation Danced with the Most Beautiful Girls in the World, offers a complete history of this unique institution, and “even the radio broadcasts are covered (including photos of Bob Hope and Orson Welles before the radio microphone).”

Tom DeLong collection | Tumblr Archive  |  Ask A Question

Thomas A. DeLong is the author of Pops: Paul Whiteman, King of Jazz, Quiz Craze: America’s Infatuation with Game Shows and Radio Stars: An Illustrated Biographical Dictionary of 953 Performers, 1920 Through 1960, among other books.