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 […]
“The wonderful thing was that we were together for so many years. We dressed together, we slept together, we roomed together, we went shopping together, and of course we rehearsed together. We never separated.” – Maxene Andrews (left) of the Andrews Sisters.
“I had only one contract in Hollywood. That was at Paramount, where I stayed five years. Adolph Zukor wanted me to stay and offered me $2,500 a week. I said I would sign if I could decide what pictures I would do. He said if he gave that right to all his stars, he might […]
“I’m a plain Jane. I surprise myself, too. But the boys say I’m photogenic, so who am I to ask embarrassing questions?” — Jane Wyman Jerry Mason (1943) Photographer: George Hurrell “I didn’t even think I was going to be an actress. You see, I was such a good dancer that I was making […]
“Lou Costello? That roly-poly fat boy? Why, he’s such an out-and-out liar he doesn’t even believe himself! I admit he’s a tough guy. In fact, he’s so tough even his meals are afraid to disagree with him.” — Bud Abbott “Bud Abbott? Listen….Abbott wouldn’t even give a beggar a bite if he owned Sandwich Islands! […]
Recipe for the Brown Derby’s Hamburgers De Luxe, circa 1942. Ingredients: 1 lb. ground beef 1 egg, beaten 1 cup condensed chicken soup, strained 1/2 teaspoon English mustard 1 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon melted butter Directions: Mix ground beef, egg and chicken broth. Add the seasoning and […]