Hollywood Canteen 1940s

Hollywood Canteen – 1940s

Posted on Posted in 1940s

The Hollywood Canteen operated from October 3, 1942 to November 22, 1945.  Its address was 1451 Cahuenga Boulevard. Today, the site is a parking structure. The two entertainers responsible for creating the Canteen were John Garfield and Bette Davis.

 

Marlene Dietrich, Bob Hope and Bette Davis standing in front of the Hollywood Hall of Honor at the Hollywood Canteen. The original building used to be a livery stable that had been converted into a nightclub called “The Old Barn” before becoming the Canteen.

This photo was taken on November 3,1943, and features a Who’s Who of entertainment professionals who entered the armed forces in WWII. (LAPL)

Mary Pickford taking a bow after being introduced by Bette Davis. Photo: November 3,1943. (LAPL 00059748) Bizarre Los Angeles

Mary Pickford taking a bow after being introduced by Bette Davis. Photo: November 3,1943. (LAPL 00059748)

EMAIL
Facebook
GOOGLE
Twitter
Pinterest2
LINKEDIN
Instagram
Tumblr
Liked it? Take a second to support Bizarre.Los.Angeles on Patreon!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *