"Home Front Theater" Features "Swing Shift" movie and 1940s Costume Contest
-- Best "Rosie the Riveter" to Win $100 Savings Bond
Long Beach, CA -- 4/25/11-On Sunday, May 15, the public is invited to step back into the 1940s and wear their best "Rosie the Riveter" outfit to the premiere of "Home Front Theater," today announced Gerrie Schipske, President of the Long Beach Rosie the Riveter Foundation.
"We're showing the movie 'Swing Shift' and we thought what a great way to kick off our Home Front Theater fundraiser," says Schipske, adding that the "best 'Rosie the Riveter' will receive a $100 savings bond."
Home Front Theater is a fundraising project of the Long Beach Rosie the Riveter Foundation and brings to The Art Theater a series of movies and newsreels that focus on the home front during World War II.
Although "Swing Shift" was made in 1984, it is set during WW II at an aircraft plant that looks very much like Douglas Aircraft, points out Schipske. "The story line of the movie is actually what happened to many, many women and men during WWII." "Swing Shift" stars Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell and Christine Lahti.
The May 15 program begins at 11 am at the Art Theater, 2025 E. 4th Street, Long Beach. Tickets are sold at the door on the day of the event. Suggested contribution: $15 if in 1940s attire; $20 general.
The Long Beach Rosie the Riveter Foundation is a 501 3 (C ) non profit organization established to develop and enhance the Long Beach Rosie the Riveter Park and Interpretive Center at Conant Street and Clark Avenue.
See you there!