Original vintage program from the Hollywood Victory Caravan, for a star-studded performance at Loew’s Capital Theatre, in Washington, D. C., on April 30, 1942, 9 x 12, 32 pages. Signed in pencil on the two-page inside gatefold, “Ben Siegel.” Gatefold is also signed and inscribed in blue and black ink to Charles Boyer, some using a nickname of “Beans,” by 14 other celebrities, including Arleen Whelan, Frances Gifford, Marie McDonald, Juanita Stark, Fay McKenzie, Katherine Booth, and Elyse Knox.
Of the 24 Hollywood stars who performed at this event, 22 of them have also signed and inscribed to Boyer next to their respective images throughout the program. Signers are: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Bert Lahr, Cary Grant, Groucho Marx, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Desi Arnaz, Joan Bennett, Joan Blondell, James Cagney, Claudette Colbert, Jerry Colonna, Charlotte Greenwood, Olivia deHavilland, Frances Langford, Frank McHugh, Ray Middleton, Merle Oberon, Pat O’Brien, Eleanor Powell, and Rise Stevens. Scattered creasing and handling wear, otherwise fine condition.