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1944's "Hollywood Canteen" Memorial Day film tribute at BYU May 27

The star-studded WWII-era film "Hollywood Canteen" will have a one-time showing at Brigham Young University Friday, May 27, at 7 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, but early arrival is encouraged. Children age 8 and over are welcome. BYU dress standards apply. No food is permitted in the auditorium.

The film is part of the BYU Motion Picture Archive Film Series’ annual Memorial Day tribute to those who have served and now serve in the Armed Forces.

The 1944 Warner Bros. film celebrates the club called the Hollywood Canteen, a place of recreation, food and relaxation exclusively for men and women of America's military during World War II. Located near Hollywood Blvd., the Hollywood Canteen was the creation of actor John Garfield in 1942 and was staffed by some of the greatest stars in Hollywood, including Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Eddie Cantor, Barbara Stanwyck, Roy Rogers, and dozens more, more than 60 of whom are featured in the motion picture.

The showing of "Hollywood Canteen" is final presentation of this season's BYU Motion Picture Archive Film Series, co-sponsored by the Harold B. Lee Library's L. Tom Perry Special Collections, the Friends of the Harold B. Lee Library and Dennis and Linda Gibson.

Contact James V. D’Arc at (801) 422-6371 for further information.

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Writer: Mel Gardner

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