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Four Jills In A Jeep (1944)
OFAM 2023 - If Only In My Dreams
Four Jills In A Jeep
20th Century Fox (1944)
Thu Aug 10, 9:30-11:50 am
Sheffer Recital Hall, The Shedd Institute
QSL Print Communications
OFAM 2023 Title Sponsor
The Eye Center
Shedd Presenting Sponsor
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Four Jills In A Jeep reenacts the actual experiences of entertainers Kay Francis, Carole Landis, Martha Raye and Mitzi Mayfair, who, as the members of the Feminine Theatrical Task Force, entertained American and British troops on a tour of England, Ireland, and North Africa. The women left the United States on 16 October 1942 and spent approximately three months in the British Isles. During their sometimes difficult tour, the women performed several shows a day for the troops. They also presented a command performance for the Queen of the United Kingdom.
The soundtrack is loaded with songs and is somewhat star-studded. The onscreen band is Jimmy Dorsey and his Orchestra.
The working titles of this film were Command Performance and Camp Show. The film's program is explained in a prologue before the opening credits: "This story is based on the experiences of four of the many performers who take entertainment to America's men in uniform in the theatres of war as well as in the camps at home. Actors who serve in this global entertainment program consider it a privilege to lighten a little the hardships endured by our fighting men and to share, in a measure, their experiences in combat zones. The producers gratefully acknowledge the work of USO-Camp Shows, Inc., the Hollywood Victory Committee and the Special Service Division of the War Department." - adapted from Wikipedia
[1 hr 29 min]
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Sheffer Recital Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
QSL Print Communications
OFAM 2023 Title Sponsor
The Eye Center
Shedd Presenting Sponsor