Bette Davis served the desserts. Marlene Dietrich and Lauren Bacall danced the night away. Red Skelton told the jokes and Bing Crosby crooned. The place was the Stage Door Canteen and the guests were the steady stream of GIs headed off to war. Many were leaving home for the first time and the Canteen offered a welcome opportunity to forget their anxieties—if only for a time—with entertainment, fellowship, and a little American spirit. The National WWII Museum honors this memorable wartime tradition in our very own BB's Stage Door Canteen.
In this unique setting and to celebrate the WWII generation on D-Day’s 75th anniversary, the Museum’s ensemble of talented New Orleans musicians will perform a concert of wartime favorites.
The performance is free and open to the public but please register to attend. For more information, call 504-528-1944 x 484.