Weegee Daily… March 14, 1943… Boy from the Richelieu meets girl at the Stage Door Canteen…

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PM Daily, March 14, 1943
Boy from the Richelieu meets girl at the Stage Door Canteen…
PHOTO BY WEEGEE

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Weegee Daily, March 14, 2013
Boy from Jekyll & Hyde startles girl on sidewalk in front of the old Stage Door Canteen…
216 West 44th St. sign on wall…
PHOTO BY CEEGEE

“Stage Door Canteen” is more than wartime nostalgia that dredges up disposable, propagandistic ditties with an attitude of serious fun. It is an informative piece of history that remembers the first Stage Door Canteen, a hospitality center created by the American Theater Wing in the basement of a Broadway theater at 216 West 44th Street, where celebrities and servicemen could mingle. On any given night it could accommodate 3,500 people. Alcohol was not served.” (from the NY Times)

Cinema Treasures website.

Stage Door Canteen movie on archive.org.

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