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Catalina Museum for Art and History will Flashback to the 1940s During Fundraising Extravaganza

Saturday, September 17, 2022

 

August 26, 2022

1940s pin up girl with USO uniform on singing into microphone.

Courtesy Catalina Island Museum for Art and History

Join Catalina Museum for Art and History for the Fifth Annual Fundraising Extravaganza: 1940s Flashback on Saturday, September 17, 2022, from 4–7:30 p.m. Eighty years ago, USO entertainers practiced in front of the trainees on Catalina Island before heading overseas. Now, the Catalina Museum is bringing a USO-style show to you! Enjoy a festive evening with a wide range of unique live and silent auction items, hosted bar, heavy hors d'oeuvres, music, live entertainment and other exciting surprises.

Live entertainment includes the comedy of Bob Hope by Bill Johnson and the music of the Andrews Sisters by The Pin-Ups accompanied by Michael Mortilla and a 10-piece Big Band. Mike & Ellie will wow the crowd with their jitterbug dance moves, and Sugar Dollz Candy Girls will greet guests with Wrigley's Gum and other treats. Celebrity Emcee and Auctioneer Matt Rogers return for this year's event to host the evening and lead the live auction of one-of-a-kind items. All proceeds from the event will help the museum continue to provide world-class exhibitions, school outreach for K-12 students and educational programs for Catalina Island and its visitors.

Tickets to Catalina Museum's 1940s Flashback Fundraising Extravaganza are currently on sale at $225 a person. To purchase tickets and for more information about the event, visit catalinamuseum.org/flashback.

The Catalina Museum for Art and History is open Tuesday through Sunday and closed on Mondays. For more information about Catalina Museum for Art and History, visit catalinamuseum.org. To stay connected, follow the museum's social media platforms @CatalinaMuseum on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

The Catalina Museum for Art and History offers the best in art and history exhibitions, music and dance performances, lectures by guest speakers worldwide, and the finest in silent, documentary and international film. The museum is located in the heart of Avalon at 217 Metropole Avenue. For more information, the museum may be reached by phone at 310-510-2414 or at its website: CatalinaMuseum.org.

 

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