USO Dance San Clemente 2014

Time to swing!

Turn Back The Clock To Yesteryear!

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente
What happens in San Clemente.... Often gets out in public!

The San Clemente Rotary Club, in partnership with the City of San Clemente Beaches, Parks and Recreation Department, presents "Swing Dance by The Sea" for the 22nd exciting year. USO/Canteen Night Includes dinner catered by Carbonara's. Uniforms and '40s era attire welcomed.

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente

The MIKE HENEBRY ORCHESTRA is a SWING ERA BIG BAND from the Southern California area. They play the swing music of the big bands and dance bands of basically, the years 1935-1948. They play big band jazz as well as the ballads and the sweeter side. In their incredible library of about 2100 charts, they have authentic arrangements from all of the major bands of the period: Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Duke Ellington, Harry James, Jimmie Lunceford, Woody Herman, etc.

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente
The activities begin at 5:00....

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We found the great table (Courtesy of Hans)

Bringing Back Memories

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente

Inside This Issue - Really neat two page, color poster for the movie "Ball of Fire" starring Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck. This issue has a follow-up photo and paragraph for Marguerite Sharpe (March 10, 1941 Government girl), Schoolteacher Dorothy Albrecht (May 12, 1941), Cannie Morris Turnipseed (January 13, 1941), Boardinghouse mother Mrs. G. Harwood Frost (May 5, 1941), Raymond Carlton (August 11, 1941), Bruce Bieber (July 7, 1941) and others.

First War pictures in Pacific. Interesting piece on Scouting Planes. First ten days of the war at sea.

Prime Minister Churchill addresses US Congress. War in the Far East hinges on Manila and Singapore. Washington goes to war - close-up. Photo essay - Japan's industries are all geared to war. Aides relieve nurse shortage.

Life goes riding on a Navy recruiting train including photos of Helen Hale, Lonnie Thomas, Robert William Young and others. A number of pages of photographs of Abraham Lincoln over the years.

Two page color United Aircraft Corporation ad with seven different kinds of planes and a list of planes in the war.

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente
We got the best seats in the house...
Near the door, bar, food and a nice breeze

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente
Getting her dancing shoes on!

Where did Bob Hope and his USO troupe perform their first "combat zone" show?

North Africa. In the Summer of 1943, "Hope's Gypsies" as Hope referred to his troupe, performed their first "combat zone" shows in North Africa, Italy, and Sicily. On that tour, they entertained their largest audience, 19,000 troops, in Palermo, Italy. They also felt the real effects of the war when they narrowly escaped with their lives as 100 Nazi Junkers JU-88's medium bomber aircraft, with a fighter escort, dive bombed the docks, destroying the area around the hotel where the troupe was staying.

In the Summer of 1944, the troupe traveled 30,000 miles in the South Pacific Theater, performing shows in exotic sounding locations like Eniwetok, Tarawa, Kwajalein, Saipan, and Majuro. Hope referred to it as "Loew's Malaria Circuit" or as "The Pineapple Circuit".

It was learned at one point, that a Japanese soldier had been killed a short distance from the stage on which they were performing.

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente
Sue checks the phone... We are still on "great-grand-baby watch"

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente
Kerstin and Hans brighten up the evening!

Did You Know? - The United Service Organizations Inc. (USO Show) is a nonprofit organization that provides programs, services and live entertainment to United States troops and their families. Since 1941, it has worked in partnership with the Department of Defense (DOD), relying heavily on private contributions and on funds, goods, and services from various corporate and individual donors. Although congressionally chartered, it is not a government agency. The USO operates 160 centers worldwide.

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente
Leon (known as Dr. Cake) tells a whopper

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"We are here... The party can start!" (Courtesy of Hans)

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente
The bar sold the dancing fluid....
Cross between turpentine and paint remover...

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente
Donna found a good use for the centerpiece

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente
Do not let the rumor get out that this table also drank coffee

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Clink... What a wonderful sound (Courtesy of Hans)

Did You Know? - The organization became particularly famous for its live performances called Camp Shows, through which the entertainment industry helped boost the morale of its servicemen and women. Hollywood in general was eager to show its patriotism, and many famous celebrities joined the ranks of USO entertainers. They entertained in military bases at home and overseas, sometimes placing their own lives in danger, by traveling or performing under hazardous conditions.

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente
The band gets underway

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Nice crowd this evening (Courtesy of Hans)

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente
The female singer was simply outstanding

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente
Bob found some dust he was trying to eliminate

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente
"Bob... Wait... I will do it for you!!"

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente
OMG... Hans with hair???

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente
We had a lot of fans this evening

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente
Hans has the camera on stun!

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente - Hans Cam
Camera at the ready! (Courtesy of Hans) USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente - Hans Cam
Steve and Linda were here this evening (Courtesy of Hans)

 

The Joint Was Jumping

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente
The music was simply outstanding... Slow... Fast... Real Fast!

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente
Look carefully

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Iris found us! (Courtesy of Hans)

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente
The band takes a break...

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente - Hans Cam
Click.... Gotcha (Courtesy of Hans)

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente - Hans Cam
Decorated for the dance (Courtesy of Hans)

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente
First details of the losses at Pearl Harbor were in this issue

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente
Will found the breeze....

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Hans has his WWII shirt on... Dressed for the dance (Courtesy of Hans)

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente - Hans Cam
Patriotic shirts are in vogue this evening (Courtesy of Hans)

Back To Work... Break Is Over

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente
Cutting a rug!

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente
Hey! The pictures is not fuzzy... These people are fast

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Donna, Kerstin, Irish, Marcia, and Sue  at some point in their life

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente
Perhaps the flash might help....

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente
Caught on file... Story at 11:00 PM

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente
All smiles....

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente
We had a great audience... Almost all participated

At A Break Donna Found The Dance Magazine

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente
Before....

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente
After.....

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente
Smile? No... Snile!

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente
Hans does his impersonation of a tooth paste commercial

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente - Hans Cam
Smile... Your on Candid Camera (Courtesy of Hans)

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente
Paul, always the gentleman, holds Marcia's wine during the picture....

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente - Hans Cam
Leon does his magic trick.... Makes cake disappear (Courtesy of Hans)

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente
"This fan is made of a what???"

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente - Hans Cam
Love is indeed in the air (Courtesy of Hans)

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente - Hans Cam
Ginger was great this evening (Courtesy of Hans)

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente
Caught on the floor...

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente - Hans Cam
Hans jumps behind the camera (Courtesy of Hans)

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente
Donna's fan was having a "bad feather day"

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente
Bob was going to spit on the feather to help keep it on...
Suggestion denied!

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente
We used a thumbtack instead

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Paul has his x-ray eyes on (Courtesy of Hans)

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USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente
Winding down...

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente
"So Iris... Where shall be go dancing now....It's only 10:00?"

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente
A standing ovation to our entertainment

USO dance May 31st 2014 in San Clemente - Hans Cam