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Stone, Robert L. (1921-2009) to Jacob Stone and Beatrice Stone

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09620.074 Author/Creator: Stone, Robert L. (1921-2009) Place Written: March Field, California Type: Postcard Date: 31 December 1943 Pagination: 2 p. ; 8.3 x 13.9 cm.

Summary of Content: Addressed to "Dad + Bee." A brief note telling his parents that he's off post for dinner with some friends. He writes it's good to have a break. The image on the card is of actress Tyra Vaughn who is performing at the "Earl Carroll Theatre-Restaurant." The postcard is postmarked December 31, 1943.

Background Information: Robert "Bob" Stone was a Bombardier in World War II and served in the Pacific Front. These letters, were compiled by Bob's wife, Sheila M. Stone, and Ali Adair into ...a book named Letters in a Box. This book details Bob's service to his country, and his life after the war. Bob's letters were donated to the collection by his wife, Sheila M. Stone, in 2017. It contains a variety of letters, postcards, patches, pins, photographs, and scrapbooks that relate to Bob's training and combat missions. See More

Full Transcript: [Draft Created by Crowdsourcing]
Earl Carroll's, the favorite gathering place of celebrities from stage and screen, is located in the heart of romantic Hollywood. The most distinctive theater in the ...world, luxuriously appointed, beautifully decorated, with its all-star cast, outstanding scenes, and sixty of the most beautiful girls in the world adorning the lavish stage revue, is a MUST on your list of the best in entertainment. Dance to two famous orchestras, watch a CBS broadcast, and dine on superb dishes created by world-renowned chefs. And the cost is remarkably little. $3.30 includes your deluxe dinner or only $1.65 without dinner. When you visit Earl Carroll's you are welcome to come early, stay late, and never buy a drink unless you want to. Evening clothes are not required, and you may come unescorted. Visit Earl Carroll's for a breathtaking, memorable theater experience!

Dear Dad & Bee -
This is the first day I've been off the post since we've been out here. Having dinner here with a bunch of the boys. It's really great to get off the field etc. for a few hours.
Love - Bobby

The Glamour Spot of Glamourous Hollywood..!

Lt. Comdr. J.C. Stone
375 Park Avenue
New York City
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People: Stone, Robert L., 1921-2009
Stone, Beatrice Hecht Marks, 1901-1962
Stone, Jacob, fl. 1894-1985

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: World War IISoldier's LetterMilitary CampMilitary ServiceAir ForceAviationMilitary Education

Sub Era: World War II

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