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Stage Door Canteen Premieres

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The film Stage Door Canteen premiered seventy years ago on 24 June 1943. The film profiles the establishment opened in a Broadway theater in March 1942  for the entertainment of servicemen. The film wasn’t actually shot at the Stage Door Canteen, but was recreated in the studio, because the real venue was in full swing serving its purpose. The film features dozens of celebrities and performers who had actually served as the volunteer staff at the canteen. The film follows a canteen hostess as she breaks house rules when she romances a soldier she met while on duty at the canteen.

See my favorite scene from the film.

See previous posts on the Stage Door Canteen here.


Post by Curator Kimberly Guise.

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