Hollywood Canteen (1944) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Delmer Daves and produced by Jack L. Warner and Alex Gottlieb.
Academy Awards 1944 --- Ceremony Number 17 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Music - Scoring||Ray Heindorf||Nominated|
|Best Music - Song||Music by M. K. Jerome; Lyrics by Ted Koehler||Nominated|
Hollywood Canteen (1944)By 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 19, 2018 From 4 Star Films
This propaganda extravaganza showcases Hollywood in all its glory from the Brown Derby to the Hollywoodland sign and of course the pride and joy of wartime morale-boosting, the Hollywood Canteen.??It’s a bit of a faux reality, Hollywood’s rendition of what real life might actually be lik... Read full article
Thanksgiving at the Hollywood Canteenon Nov 23, 2017 From Comet Over Hollywood
During World War II, communities pulled together to help out servicemen, and Hollywood was no exception. The Hollywood Canteen, located at 1451 Cahuenga Boulevard in Hollywood, CA, was a USO nightclub exclusively for enlisted men (no officers) and admission was only their uniform. Claude Rains and E... Read full article
Bette Davis and the Hollywood CanteenBy Amanda Garrett on Mar 24, 2017 From Old Hollywood Films
Today, I'm writing about Bette Davis' role in co-founding and running the famous Hollywood Canteen. The photo above shows her serving coffee and doughnuts to World War II servicemen. This article is part of The Second Annual Bette Davis Blogathon hosted by In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywoo... Read full article
Memorial Day Musical Monday: Hollywood Canteen (1944)on May 30, 2016 From Comet Over Hollywood
Musical: “Hollywood Canteen” (1944) –Musical #139 Studio: Warner Brothers Director: Delmar Davies Starring: Joan Leslie, Robert Hutton, Dane Clark Cameos: Bette Davis, John Garfield ,The Andrews Sisters, Jack Benny, Joe E. Brown, Eddie Cantor, Kitty Carlisle, Jack Carson, Joan Cra... Read full article
Hollywood Canteen (1944)By Beatrice on Nov 15, 2014 From Flickers in Time
Hollywood Canteen Directed by Delmer Daves Written by Delmer Daves 1944/USA Warner Bros. First viewing/Homefront Collection DVD Sydney Greenstreet: He didn’t trust us, Peter. Peter Lorre: No… and we are such gentle people! Another wartime variety musical brought to us by the same folk... Read full article
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[after unintentionally scaring away a marine sergeant]
Peter Lorre: [sadly] All I wanted to ask him is to join me in a cigarette!
Sydney Greenstreet: He didn't trust us, Peter.
Peter Lorre: No... and we are such gentle people!
Sydney Greenstreet: ...Are we?
Peter Lorre: [Backs away, frightened]
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Originally conceived by Warner Bros. as a multi-studio (like the actual Hollywood Canteen) WWII effort with rival studios (Fox, Paramount, MGM, etc.) contributing cameo appearances by its stars. But when other studios balked at having performers appear (even though profits were reportedly earmarked for war effort), Warner turned it into a single-studio affair.
Cole Porter's genial, "unsophisticated" cowboy song, "Don't Fence Me In," via the Decca recording by Bing Crosby (who did not appear in the picture) and The Andrews Sisters, reigned as the number-one "Billboard" single for eight weeks, between December 23, 1944 and February 10, 1945.
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