Bound For Four Weeks to Troop and Hospital Entertainment in Korea, 1951
Webster 3-7101 (Duke Wales). For release Thursday, October 25. Danny Kaye and screen singer Monica Lewis fly out of Los Angeles International Airport at noon today (25), bound for four weeks of troop and hospital entertainment in Korea. They will perform for United Nations forces at bases on the embattled peninsula, also will give performances in Hawaii, Okinawa and Japan. With Miss Lewis and Kaye are June Bruner, accordianist and Korean entertainment veteran, and Sam Praeger, accompanist, who carries with him a suitcase-size piano. The trip was set up by the Hollywood Coordinating Committee and USO-Camp Shows. Kaye will be taking up where he left off in 1945, when he entertained American troops in Japan and other Pacific areas. Miss Lewis has entertained many Korea veterans at hospitals in this country. The troupe goes from Los Angeles by United Airlines to San Francisco, and will depart from Travis Air Force Base on the first military air transport leaving for Hawaii".