“Memorial Day Tribute”
Starring Joan Leslie, Robert Hutton, Dane Clark, with cameo appearances by more than 50 Hollywood stars.
- Time: 7:00 PM
- Date: Friday, May 27, 2011
- Place: HBLL Auditorium, 1st Floor; Admission is free; arrive early for seats.
About the Event:
The film’s namesake was an actual gathering place in Hollywood, created by the film industry and run by movie stars, for those in the Armed Forces during World War II. Wounded soldier Hutton’s desire for a date with actress Joan Leslie is the story that connects numerous appearances and performances by Eddie Cantor, Bette Davis, Jack Benny, Jane Wyman, John Garfield, Barbara Stanwyck, and the Andrews Sisters, among others. This is a real gem that parades a gallery of the greats of Hollywood’s Golden Age as well as a reminder of America’s can-do spirit during wartime.
Warner Bros. 1944. 124 mins. Director: Delmer Daves.
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