USO Camp Shows

Unknown dancer performing in a USO sponsored show for the troops.

Many dancers, and other performers, at some point in their career toured withe the USO – United Service Organizations.  The USO is a non-profit organization which was founded in 1941 to provided services,  including live entertainment, to the troops and their families.   Originally founded to assist and entertain troops during WWII, the organization was temporarily disbanded at the end of the war, but revived in the 1950s with the start of the Korean War.  The most visible out-reach of the USO are the ‘camp shows’, or live entertainment, provided to troops at home and overseas.  This set of photos is from such a show, but unfortunately I do not know where it was held, who the performer are, or the date.

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Unknown singer serenading the troops.
Unknown dancer performing in a USO sponsored show for the troops.
Unknown dancer performing in a USO sponsored show for the troops.

Unknown ventriloquist act performing at a USO 'camp show'.
Unknown ventriloquist act performing at a USO ‘camp show’.