DISCOVERING OUR VALLEY 2011
Among the items donated this week to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley by Myron Ross of Heroes and Legends, was a 10 May 1944 hospital newspaper called the Birmingham Reporter. Here are three great pictures:
"Captain Ronald Reagan, Sergeant Cully Richards, and singing star Ann Jeffires, smile over their script in 'Birmingham Showtime' series, which is presented at 6:30 p.m. every Saturday over KFWB."
Detail from Birmingham Hospital Reporter May 1944 - Jimmy Stewart - Gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Myron Ross 2011 - (click on image to enlarge)
"Congratulations - Lt. Leon Schwartz, 1st Lt, D.C. upon the award of the Air Medal to your (note - may have mean 'his') brother, Lt. Col, Paul Schwartz, shown congratulating Major Jimmy Stewart, who also received the Air Medal. - Lt. Col. Schwartz is deputy commander of a heavy bombardment group of the 8th Air Force, operating from Great Britain. He entered the Army as a cadet at Randolph Field in 1938, and previous to his present assignment, was CO of the B-24 Group at Pocatello Air Base, Idaho.
We are proud to have the brother of such a man to take care of some of our dental problems here at Birmingham."
The Charioteers - Detail from Birmingham Hospital Reporter May 1944 - Gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Myron Ross 2011 - (click on image to enlarge)
Note: It was customary in the American press during the World War II era to identify people by their race.
"Fresh from a jivy rendition of "Ride, Red, Ride", stand the famed Charioteers. The five Negroes were stellar participant in "Birmingham Showtime", BGH's own radio program."