Thanks to Chris Foster who we met on Facebook for sending this picture of his father, William D. Foster USAF, dancing with Mary Small in Reno in 1952. Mr. Foster was serving in the USAF and had some time off and happened to meet Mary while he was off duty. He was also a great drummer and a Jazz lover. Thanks, Chris for this great picture! We also found a check on Ebay that seems to be for that era so we’ve included it too!
WORK FOR THE USO
Excerpt from Vaudeville, Old and New: An Encyclopedia of Variety Performers By Frank Cullen, Florence Hackman, Donald McNeilly
Here’s a clip from one of Bob Hope’s USO shows…