Big-Hearted Bette

Bette Davis' reputation is of a hard-charging Hollywood drama queen. Maybe that image is deserved on screen, but in reality Davis was a tireless volunteer and supporter of the US Armed Forces. In 1942 she and actor John Garfield founded the famous Hollywood Canteen at 1451 Cahuenga Boulevard in Los Angeles. The Hollywood Canteen was one of a series of canteens around the country where servicemen and women could find food, entertainment and maybe the chance to meet a celebrity before shipping out to the War. Like Bette herself. She's pictured here serving food to the troops.

1 comment:

  1. It's easy for the public to think that an actor/actress is exactly like their characters off-screen too. Great picture!