Scenes of L.A. during WWII: War Bond rally


My father had his camera handy to capture these scenes from a War Bond rally in Los Angeles' Pershing Square. Many of Hollywood's famous donated their time to appear at rallies urging the public to buy War Bonds; alas, my father didn't take his camera to a rally featuring a celebrity readily recognizable today. A note on the back of the photo at the bottom of the page indicates the man in the cowboy hat was a character actor in movies set in the Old West or Colonial America.

Speakers at War Bond rally in Pershing Square
Another angle on speaker's podium for Pershing Sq War Bond rally.

A crowd gathers to hear speakers at Pershing Sq War Bond rally.

Recognition to a character actor in Western-themed movies

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