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The Hollywood Canteen - Famous Place or Warner Bros. Film?

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While it is true that The Hollywood Canteen could refer to either the Warner Brothers 1944 film, “The Hollywood Canteen”, which was directed by Delmar Daves,  or the famous hangout for servicemen during WWII. The  Hollywood Canteen was a place that provided dancing and entertainment, as well as food, to servicemen and women in all branches of the service. The only thing a person needed to get in was a his uniform. There was no charge to get into the Canteen and the cigarettes, food and coffee were all free. The Hollywood Canteen was located on Cahuenga Ave, just south of Sunset Blvd.  Thousands of Hollywood Canteen photographs were taken during the time it existed

Started by Bette Davis and John Garfield, the Hollywood Canteen existed a little over three years before closing down, at the end of the war. The Hollywood Canteen would later go on to inspire the film, “The Hollywood Canteen”. The film featured many of the entertainers that had actually worked in the canteen, including Joan Leslie, Robert Hutton, Bette Davis, John Garfield, the Andrews Sisters, Dane Clark and many others.

The largest collection of Hollywood Canteen pictures, photos and images are on the hollywoodphotographs.com web site. All the photos on the web site are available for purchase. 

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