Stage Door Canteen

Culver City, CA: RKO Radio Pictures, Circa 1943. Vintage reference photograph taken on the set of the 1943 film, showing the canteen audience, with a camera crew capturing the shot in the foreground. Printed mimeo snipe affixed to the verso, along with the stamp of RKO Radio Pictures.

A musical revolving around the romantic and comic goings-on at the Stage Door Canteen, a real recreational center in New York created for for American and Allied servicemen during World War II. The actual Stage Door Canteen was a basement nightclub located in the 44th Street Theatre, and was too busy to be used for filming. As a result, the canteen was recreated at the Fox Movietone Studio and RKO Pathe Studios in Los Angeles.

8 x 10 inches. Very Good plus overall.

[Book #153221]